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Email for Students (CyMail)


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 "". So, if your Net-ID is jstudent, your email address is 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, to retain messages in your CyMail account, you should migrate your CyMail account to a new email account. When you leave ISU, your CyMail account remains active for one semester before being suspended, and is then in suspension for one major semester before it expires. As migration must occur before your account is suspended, we suggest migrating immediately after leaving ISU. You can migrate to:

In addition to migrating messages from CyMail, you can set up email forwarding using ASW. This will redirect messages sent to your CyMail account to your new account. Note: This is only transitional, as forwarding will cease when your CyMail account expires.


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.