Institute of Information Science
Account and Email Systems
Account System of IIS
To use e-mail and VPN (virtual private networking) services in our institute, you have to have an account. All employees, except part-time and intern whose account has to be granted by their PI, can own an account. One month after leaving your job, your account will be invalid. If you want to extend the use of your account after leaving your job, please fill in a form online (Application for Extending Account Use).

If a person not working here would like to apply an account, he/she has to fill in a form online (Non-employee Account application) and wait for PI's granting.

For security reason, we recommend changing your password regularly. Your password has to be at least 8 characters long and contain numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters (highly recommended). To change your password, please click this link.

In case of forgetting your password, you can click here to reset your password. Please note that you have to provide the alternative e-mail address you filled in while arriving at your post, because the notification email will be sent to that email address.

Mail Server Settings of IIS
POP3/IMAP server: mail.iis.sinica.edu.tw
POP3, IMAP, POP3s, IMAPs mail services are available in IIS networks. Only POP3s and IMAPs are avaiable outside of IIS networks.
Outgoing(SMTP) server: mail.iis.sinica.edu.tw
SMTP and SMTPs are available in IIS networks. Only SMTPs is avaiable outside of IIS networks.
Mail address: username@iis.sinica.edu.tw. "username" is your account name.
Format of Email Address
  1. Domain Name
    The address is in the format of username@iis.sinica.edu.tw
    username->your account
    iis->Institute of Information Science
    sinica->Academia Sinica
    edu->educational institute
    tw->Taiwan

    If the receiver is in the same domain as yours, the domain can be omitted.
    For example, if you send to adm@iis.sinica.edu.tw, the address can be abbreviated as adm@iis.
    On the other hand, if you send to John in UIUC, the address cannot be abbreviated and needs to be john@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu

  2. IP
    Another type of format uses IP address, such as username@[ip_address]. For example if you send to hsu in the computer center, the address can be hsu@[140.109.14.2].
Auto-Forwarding

Auto-forwarding helps you forward the mails in your iis mailbox to your other accounts. This can be set in the auto-forwarding function on webmail.
  1. Log in to webmail
  2. Spread "mail", and click on "forwards"
  3. Input the other email address to "Set/install a forward to"
  4. Check "Keep a copy in your local mailbox?" to save the email also in your mailbox. (The system will ask you to enter your password when you save the setting for confirmation.)
Auto-Reply

When you are abroad or on a vacation, the system can help you reply the mails. Please use webmail to set up this function.
  1. Log in to webmail
  2. Spread "mail", and click on "Vacation"
  3. Input the subject, from, message that you would like to reply. (The system will ask you to enter your password when you save the setting for confirmation.)
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