Create an account MathWorks

  1. Go to MathWorks homepage
  2. Create an account using your email address
  3. MathWorks will send you a verification email, click the link in the email to verify
  4. When you have clicked the email link you will be taken to a registration page at the MathWorks homepage. Fill in your details (UserID is optional and not nessecary for UmU).
    Activation Key: 17012-57809-58605-43730-43770

Anti-spam UmU

On a normal day, the university receives a few million emails, most of which are stopped immediately because the server/address that sent the email has been classified as someone who sends spam. The remaining mail is then analyzed and approx. 10,000 are then classified as spam and stored in the user’s spam quarantine. About 5,000 are classified as phishing. In the end, about 82,000 emails get through.

Of the 10,000 e-mails that are classified as spam, there may be some of these that are correct e-mails but for some reason classified as spam. A likely cause is mail with only links and from mail domains that have not received high trust scores before (e.g. have sent spam or come from a new server).

How to use the filter

If you are missing any mail or want to verify what is in the quarantine go to the following link:

Log in with your Umu ID and password.

You will then see a list of all the emails that are in quarantine.
Mail in quarantine will sit there 30 days before they are removed.


You can mark the mail(s) that are not spam and choose to “release” them and ‘whitelist’ the sender so that they do not get stuck in the SPAM filter again, or ‘blacklist’ them and these mails will never come into your inbox. 

Initially, a mail will be sent every day if there are new messages in your quarantine. 

Block or release quarantined email

Publish your personal page in the staff directory

​When you publish your presentation text, profile picture or your own DiVA listings, it is important that you scroll back to the top of your profile page so you can see the Publish profile button. It is this button that publishes your changes, so use it!

Your profile page will not be published when you…

Once you’ve come a bit further down on your profile page, you will no longer see the Publish profile button but rather a gray bar with texts that say, Changes to be published, and a button that says Publish? Do not use this, because your changes will not be published, but will be set in the ready to be published mode. This publishing feature is available in Episerver and is used by editors who have editorial rights in Episerver.

What will happen if I “accidently” click Publish instead of Publish profile?

If you notice that your changes were not visible externally when you visit your profile page (without editing it), you can fix it by Edit profile followed by Publish Profile.

Update your presentation text in staff directory

Log in and go to your profile page via your organization’s list of faculty and staff.

Short presentation text

The short presentation text is displayed in staff directory lists and on your own personal page.

In this field, you can only add plain text – there are no formatting possibilities, links, etc. The appropriate length for this text is approximately 160 characters.

Long presentation text

The long presentation text is displayed on your personal page. Remember to use a well-prepared and understandable language, write the most important things first and aim to be as concise as possible.

In this field, you can format the text in:

  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Bullet and numbered list
  • Create links to internal or external pages

Remember the alt-text

Links should always have an alt-text. The text is written as the Link title. All the links you add should briefly describe what the link leads to. The alt-text is read aloud by assistive devices and thus mediates the link content to visitors who are visually impaired.

Open links in a new window or the same?

  • Links to pages within the same web site, documents/files and other external web sites should open in the same window. Leave the option “Open in” blank.

To create an internal link (within the same site), select the option called Sida and to create an external link, select the option called Extern länk.

More formating options

Ways to format your text with the options that are available are described in the image below.

Upload a new photo on your personal page

If you wish to change your picture, you can do so via your profile page.

Photo dimensions and file formats

Portrait on Jonas Lidström

The new image will be cropped in the following dimensions:

Width: 180 pixels

Height: 230 pixels

The acceptable file formats are: jpg, jpeg, gif and png. The file extensions must be written in lower case. Upper case in the file extension means that the image cannot be uploaded. 

How to do it

1. Your image is cropped and ready.

2. Go to your profile page and choose “Login/Edit” to the right in the header.

3. Click the Edit profile button.

4. Then click on “Ladda upp ny bild” (Upload new image).

5. Your image must be stored on your computer. Make sure you can see the file explorer or desktop while you can see the box where you want to release your image.

6. Grab the image and drop it within the dotted box that says “Släpp bild som du vill ladda upp här” (drop the image you want to upload here).

7. When you are finished, click OK, and then click Publish profile.

If you click the little x in the upload window, the last image that was uploaded will disappear. Instead, the image that was there before will be displayed.

Clear cache files in your web browser

How to clear browser cache, cookies and history in Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Mobile Safari and Android.

How do I get access to Microsofts developers tools?

Umeå universitet gives active students access to MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (has replaced MS Imagine), containing the most common development tools from Microsoft. The use is for scientific/technical studies or evaluation for this purpose. You will e.g. not get access to MS Office.

The Windows versions accessible through MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching are there to facilitate access to use the development applications. Please note that MS Windows at MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is not allowed to be installed on a computer where there is no license for a full version of Windows.

See more information from Microsoft about MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching:

Here you can reach MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching:

As a doctoral student, teacher and researcher at Umeå University, you can also access MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching if the software is only used in research and learning (non-commercial or productive purpose).

Delete a lost or stolen mobile device

All programs and all information is removed from the device and features disappear, except the ability to make emergency calls (112). You can also use this procedure to delete a drive before you dispose of it or submit it to a new user.

To delete a mobile device remotely
1. Log on to Outlook Web App on with the user account that the mobile device synchronizes with.
2. Click Options (Inställningar) in the title bar, Contact settings (Kontaktinställningar) and Devices (Enheter).
3. Click Phone in the Navigation pane.
4. First, click the ID of the drive you want to erase the distance, then Wipe all data from the device and then click OK.
5. Click Remove Device from List.
The deletion is usually performed within a few minutes. If the mobile device is switched off or outside the service area when the deletion begins, performed deletion as soon as the device reconnects to
the network.


How do I activate my UmU-id?

Activation guide

You can, as employee, student or associate to Umeå University activate your Umu-id.  The activation guide has instructions and helps you activate your account (and thereafter print out your newly created account information).

You can activate with help of a temporary identity that you should have received, or, as a student, with help of your account.


With activation of your Umu-id, your AD-account is automatically activated with the same password as your Umu-id and your email address is created – normally in the syntax  {firstname}.{lastname}


It is slightly different for students than for staff/associates.  First of all, a student AD-account is activated automatically together with their Umu-id and password is intially set as the same for both accounts.