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This article provides an overview of the xMail service.
xMail is an enhanced email service designed for highly integrated corporate-style messaging and calendaring based on Microsoft Exchange. The xMail service supports the full functionality of Microsoft Outlook and can be used many mobile devices, including an iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile devices.
For xMail users, IT Services recommends and supports Microsoft Outlook for on-campus Windows users and Outlook 2011 for on-campus Mac users. For off-campus access, the recommended and supported client is the xMail web interface, which, when accessed with Internet Explorer, provides an experience almost identical to Microsoft Outlook.
xMail can be used in two modes. You can just use xMail to read your email, or you can use xMail with a smartphone, which gives you integrated email capability. Using xMail with a smartphone requires four components:
- A smartphone
- A cellular voice plan
- An unlimited cellular data plan
- An xMail account
During the process of applying for a cnet ID the email address is requested too and they are created simultaneously. See the Email Options article for a more detailed explanation for University of Chicago users.
As of 5/15/2012, all new users email accounts are hosted on the xmail system.
IT Services is in the process of migrating eligible cmail accounts to xMail system or forwarding their email address to external email systems.
If you want to switch, and you are eligible, from Google Apps or other email account where you forward to xMail system, please contact email@example.com.
If you have the xMail service, you can access xMail on the web at https://xmail.uchicago.edu/.
Learn how to configure your xMail client by visiting our support page.
Setting up Automatic Reply for xMail
You can also learn about xMail's Automatic Reply feature.
For help using xMail, visit the xMail Documentation page.