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This article provides an overview of the xMail service.
xMail is an email service designed for highly integrated messaging and calendaring based on Microsoft Exchange. The xMail service supports the full functionality of Microsoft Outlook and can be used on any device from desktops to mobile devices.
For xMail users, IT Services recommends and supports Microsoft Outlook for on-campus Windows users and Outlook 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
During the process of applying for a CNetID an email address is created simultaneously. See the Email Options article for a more detailed explanation for University of Chicago users.
If you want to switch, and you are eligible, from a G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) or other email account where you forward to the xMail system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Recipient limit when sending email
Exchange is configured to limit the number of recipients on a single email to 250 recipients.
For help using xMail, visit the xMail Documentation page.