Cornell provides email and calendar services to faculty, staff, students, and retirees.
For undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students, email and calendar services are provided by Cmail. Powered by Google Apps Education Edition, Cmail includes a Gmail account, built-in voice and video chat, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more.
Students automatically receive a Cmail account when they activate their Cornell NetID. Graduate students also have the option to use an Exchange email and calendar account, in addition to their Cmail account.
Starting with the Class of 2009, students who had a Cmail account when they graduated can continue to use it, without taking any action, for as long as Google offers the service.
Students who graduated before 2009, or who did not have a Cmail account when they graduated, can use Cornell's email forwarding service to direct their "@cornell.edu" messages to another email account they have.
For faculty and staff, email and calendar services are provided through Microsoft's Office 365 service. This service provides a 25-GB email account, a web-based way to view email, and easy access with smart phones.
Some colleges and departments operate their own, independent email systems. Specific information, help, and instructions are available from those colleges and departments.
Faculty and staff who retire from Cornell can continue to use their Cornell email address. This service is one of the retirement benefits provided by the university.