Getting Started with Email for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff have several options for email including OIT Mailbox Services (IMAP), UCI Gmail, and possibly Exchange.

Please check with your local computer support to find the appropriate email service used by your department. You will need to know this before setting your delivery point.

1. Activate Your UCInetID

Step 1: Activate your UCInetID, if needed.
You will need your Employee ID number, your Social Security Number and Birth date.

2. Set Your Email Delivery Point

This will route any email sent to your "username@uci.edu" to the correct service.

  1. Go to PhUpdate at http://uci.edu/phupdate
  2. Login with your UCInetID and password.
  3. Go to the email field.
  4. Select the correct service, either OIT Mailbox Services, UCI Gmail or an alternate address.
    • You will NOT be able to change your email delivery point if it's already set to exchange.uci.edu. Please partner with your CSC for support with accessing your Exchange account.
  5. Click the Submit Change Request button.

Your UCI mailbox has been setup for delivery. Your @uci.edu email will be delivered to the service you selected.

3. Check Your ES Mail (OIT Mailbox Services)

Check your email in one of the following ways.

  1. Configure your email software
    Choose your favorite email software (Thunderbird, Outlook Express/Windows Mail, Apple Mail, etc.) and configure it to check your UCI email.
  2. Webmail
    Check your email via a Web browser. Simply login with your UCInetID and password. Webmail is a basic service, but is convenient if checking mail from a remote location.

4. Check Your UCI Gmail

Check your email in one of the following ways.

  1. Make sure you have created your UCI Google account by following setup instructions at google.uci.edu.
  2. UCI Gmail
    Check your email via a Web browser. Simply login with your UCInetID@uci.edu and the UCI Google password you created previously.
  3. Configure your Email Software
    Choose your favorite email software (Thunderbird, Apple Mail, or Outlook) and configure it to check your UCI email.

Optional Step: My.Name@UCI.edu

In addition to the default email address given to you at UCI, you can also choose an email address based on your full name. This My.Name@UCI.edu address can be published on business cards, stationary, and the campus directory. Any email sent to your My.Name@UCI.edu address will be delivered to same email account you already use.