Renewal of the Email Service for Students (DCMail) Tohoku University
We are planning renewal of the email service for students in this June. This page provides information about the renewal of the email service. The online guide of the new email service is here.
(Update: June 18) 日本語ページはこちら
The new service is planned to start at June 17, 2019.
After the new service has started, the current system will have been operating by Sep. 29, 2019 with restricted functions.
You CANNOT access the current system after Sep. 30, 2019 at all.
The current service
The new service
Until June 16, 2019
From June 17, 2019 to Sep. 29, 2019 (Transitional period)
You can login the webmail service.
You can access and archive your mailboxes.
New mails DO NOT arrive. The mail forwarding rule does not operate.
You CANNOT send mails.
The service starts
All new mails arrive.
You can send mails.
The mail forwarding rule operates. However, you have to configure the forwarding rule by yourself.
After Sep. 30, 2019
End of service
You CANNOT access any service including the webmail.
2. Brief Introduction of the New Service
The service is provided for all students of Tohoku University, including all undergraduate and graduate students. In order to use the new service, you don't need to take any registration procedure.
2.2 Email Addresses
You can continue to use your University Address and Student-ID Address in the new service.
After the new service has started, you can configure arbitrary address as your "alias" address by yourself.
If you had your Sub-ID address as of Mar. 28, 2019 in the current service, it is automatically configured as your alias address in the new service.
If not, your alias address is left blank in the new service at the beginning.
In the new service, your Sub-ID in the university authentication system (IEAS) is not configured as your alias address.
The restriction imposed on the Student-ID Addresses (See Section 1.3 of DCMail in Online Guide) in the current system is abolished in the new service.
2.3 User Authentication
Your authentication code for the new service is DIFFERENT from that for the current service. We will announce it later.
3. What You Have to Do for the Renewal
3.1 How to Get Your Initial Password and Login
Confirm your ID, intial password, etc. Then login, and configure your own secret password in place of the initial password. For details, see Section 3 of DCMail in Online Guide.
3.2 Archive Your MailBox in the current service (if needed)
You CANNOT access the current service after Sep. 30, 2019 at all.
If you need, you have to archive your mailbox in the current service by Sep. 29, 2019.
(Update June 18)
See here if you want to save the old service's mailbox in your PC.
See here if you want to import the old service's emails to the new service.
3.3 (Re)Configure Forwarding Rules
Due to the technical reason, the mail forwarding rules you have configured in the current service are NOT applied to the new system automatically. So please (re)configure the forwarding rules in the new service as soon as possible after June 17, 2019. We will announce how to do it later.
3.4 Configure Your Email Application
The authentication mechanism (including User-ID and Passwords) and the server-setting information will be updated for the new service.
After June 17, 2019, you have to configure your account information and the server-setting information on your email application. We will announce how to do it later.