Email for students
Are you a student? Then Umail is the email service for you. Umail is a partnership between IU and Google that provides access to email hosted by Gmail and other Google Apps such as Alerts, Calendar, Drive, Scholar, and Sites.
Email for faculty and staff
IU faculty, full- and part-time staff members, and affiliates access email via Exchange, a service powered by Microsoft. Exchange goes beyond email to provide calendars, contacts, to-do lists, and other services required for university professionals.
Note: With email services, graduate students have the power of choice. You can opt to use Exchange, Umail, or both.
Accessing your email
There's virtually no limit to the ways you can access email at IU. You can log in to your account via desktop PCs, laptops, mobile devices, or campus workstations.
Before you can get started on Umail, you'll need to create a vendor password. This is an extra password associated specifically with email accounts. In other words, it's completely different from your IU passphrase. Be sure to remember it when configuring Umail for mobile devices and email clients.
The first step to accessing your Exchange account is setting it as your preferred address in IU's Account Management Service. From there, simply use your IU network ID and passphrase to log in to your account. No vendor password is required.
Managing your email
Your email accounts can do more than send messages. Check these IU Knowledge Base articles for tips and tricks on tailoring accounts to fit your needs.
Like any university, IU has email policies for students, faculty, and staff. Please keep the following in mind when using university accounts.
- Responsibilities as a computer user at IU
- What to know to avoid getting in trouble with email
- Policy: Official communications from IU to students
- Policy: Mass mailing via email
- Policy: Surveys via email
- If I give my passphrase to someone else who uses my account to send a harassing email, will I be held responsible?
Looking for information on Imail by Microsoft or Cyrus (aka Webmail)? IU will retire both services soon, and new accounts cannot be created.