Your Email Address
When you join the university, you will receive a NetID. Your email address will then be:
(YourNetID)@cornell.edu. For example, Clarence Darrow receives the NetID
cd404. Clarence's email address will be
firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and staff have the option of selecting an email alias as well.
Two-step login is required for you to access most of Cornell’s services. Two-step login provides an extra layer of security to protect your login credentials (your ID and password) as well as Cornell’s data.
Protect Yourself From Scammers
Learn how to spot fraudulent emails and keep your accounts from being compromised. Check the phish bowl and verified Cornell communications before clicking on any link that asks you for personal information (even if it’s as simple as your phone number).
Microsoft 365: Outlook
Staff, faculty, academic staff and affiliates You are set up with Outlook to access your email.
Google Workspace: Gmail
Students You start with Gmail as your default email system. The Workspace suite of tools allows you to seamlessly use Google productivity tools with fellow classmates, and makes it easier to share files with collaborators outside of the university.
Students, former postdocs, retirees, and faculty emeriti You will be able to keep your NetID and email access after you leave the university. IT Services with your Role At Cornell will give you more specific information, and guide you to information relevant to your individual situation.