Imail is IUP’s web-based e-mail interface. Explore the links below to learn about reading, sending, and deleting e-mail messages from your imail account.
How do I login to I-Mail?
If you do not know your username and initial password, see Find your IUP Account Information (username and password).
How to Log Out of Imail
When you are finished using imail, you should always log out to keep your account safe.
You can log out by clicking the Log Out button in the upper right corner of the imail window.
You will be returned to the imail login window.
How to Change your E-mail Password
How to Reset Your Own E-mail Password
Employees and students have the ability to reset their own e-mail passwords. You are able to do this via one of two methods: iaccounts or imail. You will need to be sure you update this new password on any smart device or e-mail client you use to access your e-mail.
If there was a problem, review the error message carefully, and try again to reset the password. If you continue to have problems, please contact the IT Support Center.
How to Read a Message in Imail
How to Delete Messages in Imail
Because you do not have an unlimited amount of space for e-mail storage, it will be necessary to delete messages. Deleting messages in imail is a two-step process. You must flag messages for deletion, then you must purge the folder to actually delete the messages.
There are two methods to flag messages to be deleted:
When you have finished flagging messages and you are ready to actually delete them, click the Purge button on the toolbar (highlighted in the image above). This will remove any messages that were flagged for deletion in this folder.
If you flag a message for deletion that you need to save, and you haven't clicked the Purge button, you can select the message, then click the Undelete button on the toolbar. The message will no longer appear grayed out or have a line through it.
How to Send (Compose) a Message in Imail
How to Send (Compose) an E-Mail Message to a Group in Imail
In the illustration below, you can see the @ To >> button, and the addresses that populated the To: field when the Coordinators group was selected.
How to View the Sender of a Message in Imail
You can view the actual sender of an e-mail message by checking the header information. Understanding how to do this may protect you from identity theft and other hazards.
How to Change the “From” Address in Imail
By default, your e-mail alias will be used as the from address with imail. Your e-mail alias can be found on the online directory. Also, you can look up your computing account information and alias through iaccounts. For more information, see Find your IUP Account Information (username and password).
If you wish to change this to use your e-mail address instead of your e-mail alias, follow these steps:
How to Use Rules to Block Spam in Imail
If you are repeatedly receiving spam messages that have some common characteristic, you can block these by establishing filtering rules in imail.
If you wish to block messages using the From address, but can't determine the From address by viewing the message, you'll need to view the headers of the message and look for the e-mail address in the line that begins with “From:”.
How to Use the Vacation Rule in Imail
The Vacation Rule allows you to compose a message that will be automatically sent to whomever sends e-mail to your account when you are away from the office for an extended period of time.
The vacation message will be sent to an e-mail address only once. It stores the addresses of those who have already received the notification in the Replied Addresses list.
If you are using the Enabled option without a date, when you return to work, you will follow steps 1 and 2 above, then select Disabled, then Save.
When to Use the Imail Login Checkboxes for Fixed Network Address Check and Cookie Check
Imail provides the ability upon login to disable Network Address check and to disable Cookie check. These checkboxes are optional and only apply to the current attempted session.
Imail's default security will not permit sessions that do not have a fixed network (IP) address. This is enabled by default to improve session security by eliminating the possibility of session hijacking. If for some reason your ISP does not use fixed IP addresses, you may need to enable this option to connect to IMail. To make this change permanent, it is recommended that you change the Required Fixed Network Address option on the Settings page in imail before you logon again from one of these providers. The setting is on the General tab.
How to Add a Signature to All Messages in Imail
Your signature will be included in the Composing Message window when sending, replying to, or forwarding a message.
Forwarding a message as an attachment
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