If you have setup a new email address or are having problems with sending or receiving email, follow these two steps to test your email account.

1. Send yourself an email

A simple test, but one which can quickly rule-out problems. If you can send and receive email normally your email is working correctly.

2. Email an Echo Mailer Service

Send an email to echo@univie.ac.at – A free service provided by Vienna University Computer Center. When your email reaches echo@univie.ac.at, their mail server will automatically send you a copy of the email confirming it’s working. The Vienna University mail echo service is an external service so it can take a few minutes for you to receive the reply.

Example Echo Email Reply


 Vienna University Computer Center - Echo Service

 This message was generated upon your request by the
             automatic answering service.

 Answers are limited to _one_every_two_minutes_ to
                  prevent abuse!

 Attached you'll find the first 4 kByte of your mail.


------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers.
Received: from roger.univie.ac.at ([] helo=roger.univie.ac.at)
    by grace.univie.ac.at with esmtps (TLSv1.2:ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256:128)
    (Exim 4.90)
    (envelope-from <info@example.com>)
    id 1eYqra-00059p-Pb
    for echo@echomailer.univie.ac.at; Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:10:34 +0100
Authentication-Results: roger.univie.ac.at; dmarc=pass header.from=example.com
Received-SPF: pass (roger.univie.ac.at: domain of example.com designates as permitted sender) client-ip=; envelope-from=info@example.com; helo=mail.example.com;
Received: from mail.example.com ([] helo=mail.example.com)
    by roger.univie.ac.at with esmtp (Exim 4.90)
    (envelope-from <info@example.com>)
    id 1eYqrZ-00068o-15
    for echo@univie.ac.at; Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:10:34 +0100
Received: from [] (unknown [])
    by mail.example.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id DF33240EA6
    for <echo@univie.ac.at>; Tue,  9 Jan 2018 10:10:30 +0000 (GMT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/simple; d=example.com;
    s=default; t=1515492630;
From: Example Name <info@example.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Mime-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 10.3 \(3273\))
Subject: Test
Message-Id: <2709EC6B-4A63-40C6-A82E-26B79096292A@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:10:28 +0000
To: echo@univie.ac.at
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.3273)
X-Univie-DKIM-Check: header.i=@example.com result:pass 
X-Univie-Virus-Scan: scanned by ClamAV on roger.univie.ac.at

Test email