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Note: We recommend using the Global Address List as your default address book.

If you open the Microsoft Office Outlook Address Book and do not see the name or e-mail address you are looking for, you might need to choose another address book from the Address Book list. If you find yourself choosing another address book frequently, you can change the default address book that is displayed when you open the Address Book.

GoogleApps@UIC is a suite of tools used for communication and collaboration. It includes Gmail, Google Drive, 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. 

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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 currently provide the cloud based version of Exchange, which is known as Exchange Online.  All newly hired employees are automatically provisioned with Exchange Online accounts.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT, ACCC

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.

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

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Your UIC email address is in the form netid@uic.edu, where 'netid' is your UIC NetID. This is an email forwarding address, not an actual email account. In order to be used, netid@uic.edu must forward to an actual email account, which for most people will be a UIC email account managed by ACCC.

For students, faculty, and staff, your netid@uic.edu email must route to a UIC email account. The only exceptions to this policy apply to the following special cases:

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 ldap.uic.edu that you can use to look up the names and email addresses of people using NetID@uic.edu email addresses; you c

UIC students, faculty and staff have more than one email service to choose from. The UIC email address ​NetID@uic.edu can forward email to existing non-university accounts, accounts managed by ACCC, and other university email systems. ACCC supports the following email services:

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 uic.edu 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. 

Most new staff and faculty, and almost all new students do not have a Basic Email account. Staff, please see Exchange Online, students see UIC GoogleApps.

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 mail.uic.edu, the email server that you use to connect to your ACCC Basic email account.

Personal email addresses at UIC are of the form NetID@uic.edu. 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.

Tags: email, webmail

The Email - Quota Tool has an option to download (or delete) email folders that are on your Basic Email account.

Everyone at UIC has a UIC email address of the form: NetID@uic.edu. For Ada Byron, whose student NetID is abyron1, this is: abyron1@uic.eduThis is an important email address, because all official UIC email will be sent to it. But it is just an email address; there isn't an email account to go with it. At some point or other, you will have to select an actual email account to receive and manage your NetID@uic.edu email.

Will your NetID@uic.edu email go to your Google Apps at UIC account?

POP and IMAP are two different protocols, or ways of accessing your email account. The main difference between them is that:

  • By default, IMAP stores messages on the server.
  • By default, POP downloads messages to your computer or device and deletes them from the server. 

ACCC strongly recommends using IMAP:

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.

The ACCC runs an LDAP server that you can use to look up the names and email addresses of people with NetID@uic.edu email addresses. This page explains how to use this LDAP server with Outlook 2010 and 2007.

The ACCC runs an LDAP server that you can use to look up the names and email addresses of people using NetID@uic.edu email addresses. This page explains how to use this LDAP server with Address Book and Mail.app on Macs.

An email alias is an email address that forwards messages to a single existing email address. An email alias is not an account and does not have a password associated with it. Email aliases must be requested and owned by a UIC faculty or staff member who will manage the forwarding of the alias. Email aliases are useful for receiving email related to a specific purpose that has only one intended recipient. 

UIC faculty, staff and students can use the Listserv Creation Form to create new lists. The list will be created immediately; its email address will be listname@listserv.uic.edu, where listname is the name you selected for the list. The additional email alias listname@uic.edu will be created instantly as well, although this is only an alias that routes email to listname@listserv.uic.edu.

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