Email Services

Email Services

CUIT provides email service to the Columbia University community of students, faculty and staff. The service includes automatic backups of mail stored on our servers, support for secure protocols for sending and retrieving mail, and extensive spam-filtering.

CUIT has three mail systems:

  1. LionMail – Columbia’s email system powered by Google.
  2. Exchange – a fee-based Microsoft mail system used mainly by administrative staff.
  3. CubMail – a system for students, faculty and staff that will be retired in 2015.

LionMail is available to students in the following schools:

  • Columbia College
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences (undergraduates and Masters students only)
  • General Studies
  • Continuing Education
  • Journalism
  • Law School
  • Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (non-Medical fields)
  • International Policy and Public Affairs

In addition, faculty and staff from various schools and departments have moved to LionMail, including the Office of Alumni and Development, School of the Arts staff, Continuing Education faculty, and faculty and staff in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

LionMail is not available to students, faculty, and staff at the Columbia University Medical Center, who must use systems at CUMC.

LionMail is not available to administrative staff of certain departments at Morningside campus. Those departments should use the CUIT Exchange service.

CUIT continues to have discussions with individual schools on how LionMail may fit in with their email requirements.

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