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ARCHIVED: Email accounts

As an Indiana University student, you have the option of creating an email account on the Imail or Umail mail systems.

Note: UITS has migrated undergraduate student accounts from the IU Webmail (Cyrus) system to the Google-sponsored Umail system.

As a new faculty or staff member, you can create an email account on IU Webmail (Cyrus) or the Exchange system, or both. Check with your department to see if there's a preference. Students can no longer create IU Webmail accounts, but faculty, staff, and affiliates can.

Whichever mail system you use, you can choose among several methods for accessing your email. For more information about available email options, see At IU, what email systems are available?.

If you have more than one email account, or if you wish to read your IU mail at an email address outside of IU, you will need to set up mail forwarding to ensure that you receive all of your mail. See "Setting a preferred address and reading all of your email there" in the ARCHIVED: Reading email section.

Important: Indiana University provides students, faculty, and staff with IU email addresses, which most academic and administrative offices use to send you messages. If you choose to forward this address to a non-IU account (e.g., Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!), the UITS Support Center will not be able to help you with problems concerning that account. More importantly, if this forwarding fails for any reason, you may miss important official communications sent to your IU address for which you are still responsible.