Email systems at IU

Following is an overview of the existing email systems at Indiana University. Each campus allocates email accounts slightly differently; see Your IU email address.

On this page:

Email for students

No new Imail accounts are being created in preparation for its retirement. UITS will provide at least six months' notice before Imail is discontinued.

Indiana University undergraduate students may use Umail (powered by Google) for email and other online communication services. Graduate and professional students are provided Exchange accounts by default, but are also eligible for Umail accounts.

For more, see Imail at IU and Umail at IU.

Undergraduate student employees, or undergraduates with a faculty or staff sponsor, may be eligible for Exchange email accounts. Graduate student academic appointees should see About email for graduate SAAs.

Email for faculty and staff

Microsoft Exchange

Exchange accounts provide integrated messaging features, such as shared departmental calendars, in addition to email. Exchange accounts are available for staff, faculty, and graduate or professional students, and for sponsored undergraduate students. For details about accessing your Exchange mail, see Reading your Exchange email.

Non-IU mail provider

You can use a non-IU mail provider, such as Hotmail, Gmail, or another third-party Internet service provider (ISP). However, if you choose this option, it is unlikely that UITS or your department will be able to provide much help if you run into problems. Also, you are still responsible for reading email sent to your IU account; see At IU, what is the policy about official communications from the university to students?

Whichever option you choose, be sure to set your preferred address so that your email will be directed to the right system. For more, see At IU, how do I change my primary email address and set delivery for my email addresses?

When you graduate

For information about lifelong IU email addresses available to all IU alumni, see Student computing accounts when you leave IU, transfer campuses, study abroad, or have active military service.

This is document adiz in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-12-21 14:17:25.

  • Fill out this form to submit your issue to the UITS Support Center.
  • Please note that you must be affiliated with Indiana University to receive support.
  • All fields are required.

Please provide your IU email address. If you currently have a problem receiving email at your IU account, enter an alternate email address.

  • Fill out this form to submit your comment to the IU Knowledge Base.
  • If you are affiliated with Indiana University and need help with a computing problem, please use the I need help with a computing problem section above, or contact your campus Support Center.

Please provide your IU email address. If you currently have a problem receiving email at your IU account, enter an alternate email address.