Your IU email address

Everyone at Indiana University has a email address, even if they already have another email address based on campus affiliation. If is not your primary email address (your email address in the IU Directory), messages sent to will be automatically forwarded to your primary email address.

Each Indiana University email address is a combination of a username and one of nine IU-owned domains. Most people were provided a domain based on their campus affiliation when they created their first IU computing accounts. More recently, individuals have been given the option to choose the domain. Thus, some people have only an IU system-wide address, while others also have an email address based on a campus affiliation.

IU system-wide address
(assigned to all users)
Campus-based email addresses
IU Bloomington
IU East (Richmond)
IUFW (Fort Wayne)
IU Kokomo
IU Northwest (Gary)
IUPU Columbus or
IU South Bend
IU Southeast (New Albany)

The email services available to you may vary based on your IU status. Undergraduate students at all campuses create email accounts on the Gmail at IU system when they create their first accounts. Faculty and staff are hosted on the Exchange servers. Graduate students may create either a Gmail at IU account, an Exchange account, or both.



Before setting your IU email address to forward to a non-IU service (for example, personal Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!), note:

  • UITS cannot guarantee email delivery to non-IU accounts, delays in delivery can occur, and the UITS Support Center may not be able to help with some problems concerning non-IU accounts. If your email forwarding fails for any reason, you may miss important official communications sent to your IU address for which you are still responsible. Fore more, see If you forward your IU email address and aren't receiving external email messages.
  • Faculty, staff, residents, and students in HIPAA Affected Areas whose roles may require sharing protected health information (PHI) via email (such as the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, or Optometry) are not permitted to set up mail forwarding to outside accounts, as this could result in the violation of federal and state laws. For more, see HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance.

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Last modified on 2019-11-19 10:07:53.

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