GoogleApps@UIC is a suite of tools used for communication and collaboration. It includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Groups and Google Calendar.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

When you're going to be away from your email for an extended period of time, you can use the auto-reply filter to automatically respond to your incoming email to inform senders that you're away, when you'll be back, and perhaps let them know who they can get in touch with for help while you're gone. 

ACCC Basic Email service allows you to access your email on the web through Webmail as well as many desktop and mobile clients. Features include spam filtering, custom filters, and vacation and out-of-office auto-reply.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Gmail is the Google-powered email service. Gmail can be accessed via the web client or desktop and mobile native clients. To get started using Gmail, you must create a GoogleApps@UIC account.

Webmail is a web-based email client used to access Basic Email accounts. Webmail supports reading and composing email, email folder management, addressbook management, and message search.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an Internet protocol that email programs use to look up contact information from a server. The ACCC runs an LDAP server named that you can use to look up the names and email addresses of people using email addresses; you c

The ACCC provides a personal University email address to all current students, staff and faculty. The email address is in the format and can be used in conjunction with any of the email services provided by the ACCC (GoogleApps@UIC, Basic Email and Exchange), or forwarded to an existing non-University email address.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT
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ACCC provides Exchange email as a premium email and calendaring service available to faculty and staff. This premium service ensures a flawless integration with Outlook enhancing your management of calendar, email, contact, task, and note integration. Exchange has superior speed with large mailboxes, and much more up-to-date and functional web interface. Mobile computing is made easy with native support for Windows Mobile smart phones. Mobile devices are supported by using Exchange Active Sync, available on all major mobile manufacturers (Apple, Android, Windows, BlackBerry).

We are working to provide the cloud based version of Exchange, called Exchange Online, later this fall to all faculty and staff.  Below is a chart comparing the local version of Exchange (the current service offering) with Exchange Online (coming this fall). Stay tuned for more information on the Exchange Online project.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT, ACCC
Service: Basic Email

Setting up a new account with Thunderbird is easy; you give Thunderbird your name, email address, and password. Thunderbird then looks up the  connection details (such as ports, server names, security protocols, etc.) in its database. It knows about ACCC Basic email accounts and about, the email server that you use to connect to your ACCC Basic email account.

Basic Email (Mailserv and Tigger) accounts can be accessed by a variety of desktop email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook for Windows and Mac OS X, Mozilla ThunderbirdApple Mail, as well as mobile devices running Android, iOS (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and others.

Tags: email, mac
Service: Basic Email

Use the following steps to configure Apple Mail ( for Basic Email accounts (Mailserv and Tigger).

The University of Illinois has provided an easy to use tool that uses a email notifications along with a Web site that allows you to securely send files to that anyone with a University of Illinois Enterprise ID and password. That is everyone at any campus of the University, these days -- faculty and staff must have them for Positive Time Reporting and other administrative tasks and students use them for registration. The tool is called PEAR, Protected E-Mail Attachment Repository Application.

Students do not have the ability to forward their email to off campus email account(s).

Current faculty and staff do not have the ability to forward their email to off campus email account(s) but do have the ability to forward to the following domains:,,, and

You may have learned to how to send and receive mail with pine, the electronic mail system that the ACCC recommends for Unix, without reading any documentation on it; lots of people do. And that's just fine. In fact, it's one of pine's best features.

The following instructions are for configuring the Android email clients previous to Ice Cream Sandwich to use Basic Email accounts. There is a separate set of instructions if you are using GoogleApps@UIC gmail.

ACCC email addresses, accounts, and services are available to current UIC students, staff, and faculty. When class registration or employment at UIC ceases, access to email addresses and ACCC email accounts and computing resources is extended for a grace period to allow time for transition to a new email provider. Unfortunately, we cannot offer unlimited periods of account access or email forwarding. 

The following instructions apply to Basic Email accounts (Mailserv and Tigger). There is a separate set of instructions if you are using GoogleApps@UIC gmail.

Service: Basic Email

The following instructions apply to configuring Microsoft Outlook on Windows for Basic Email accounts (Tigger and Mailserv):

Use this web tool to create a Basic Email account on mailserv and copy the email from your tigger email account to it. Select the migration tool below to copy your email account from tigger to mailserv.

Personal email addresses at UIC are of the form Units, departments, and other entities on campus often have need of task-oriented email addresses that should not be identified publicly with a specific person. The ACCC provides several options for these department, group, and otherwise non-personal email addresses.


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