CatMail Student Email
- Service Overview
- Eligibility & Costs
- Support, How-To’s & Info
NOTE: Retirees may now opt in to keep a University email address with CatMail. The implementation of this project will be July 1, 2021, but current retirees may opt in and start saving personal content from their faculty/staff email and Office 365 now.
A CatMail account is created automatically when any new University of Arizona student selects a NetID. The new email address will have the format your NetID @email.arizona.edu, and it is the official means of communication between students and the university.
CatMail is also available to retirees who wish to keep a University address after retirement. Retirees have 60 days after retirement to opt in to CatMail, and to offboard from their faculty/staff email and Office 365.
The student and retiree email service is provided by Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals, which also provides access to Google's full suite of applications from any computer or mobile device.
Google Apps for Education offers numerous benefits:
- An educational account with no ads and full privacy protection
- Access via web, preferred POP or IMAP email software, or mobile device
- Google's excellent security and uptime record
CatMail adds an External Sender Notification on emails coming from outside the University. This helps you identify scam emails that pretend to come from someone at the University. Learn more about external emails.
CatMail includes all other Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals services. Faculty and staff can opt in to a CatMail account for all other services except for email.
Once a student NetID is created, a CatMail account is available automatically. Access your account by going to catmail.arizona.edu.
Retirees, opt in to CatMail at account.arizona.edu within 60 days of retirement.
Education vs. Personal: If you have a personal Gmail account as well as a CatMail account, remember to check which account you are logged into. See How-To's for assistance.
All UA students are provisioned with a CatMail account, which they can continue to use as alumni. (Google reserves the right to transition alumni accounts to consumer Gmail accounts.)
Retirees may opt into maintaining a Universtiy email address in CatMail within 60 days of retirement at account.arizona.edu.