CyMail is Iowa State University's implementation of Google's Gmail system for students. It provides email, calendaring, website creation, and online document editing in an integrated environment.
When you register for a Net-ID, your CyMail account will be created for you automatically as part of that process. Your email address is a combination of your Net-ID and the domain "iastate.edu". So, if your Net-ID is jstudent, your email address is email@example.com. To register for a Net-ID, go to Net-ID Services and click on "Need to register for a Net-ID?" You will need to know the ID number on your ISUCard.
Email after Graduation
After graduating or leaving ISU, you should migrate your CyMail to a new account to avoid losing your information. When you leave ISU, your email account remains active for a year before being suspended, and is then in suspension for one major semester before it expires. You can
- Migrate to an Alumni Association account
- Migrate to a Gmail account
- or migrate to another email service of your choosing.
If you choose to use Gmail or another mail service, you should set up email forwarding using ASW.
CyMail includes a wide variety of web-based applications for sharing documents, creating websites, keeping track of appointments, instant messaging, easy access from web-enabled devices, and over seven gigabytes of personal storage.
For more information about using CyMail with other clients or accounts, and syncing CyMail with your mobile device, check out the CyMail Links: Syncing, Forwarding, Importing page or visit Gmail Help.
To qualify for a CyMail account you must be a currently enrolled student with a Net-ID.