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).
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: email@example.com. "username" is your account
Format of Email Address
The address is in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org
iis->Institute of Information Science
If the receiver is in the same domain as yours, the domain can be
For example, if you send to email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
Log in to webmail
Spread "mail", and click on "forwards"
Input the other email address to "Set/install a forward to"
Check "Keep a copy in your local mailbox?" to save the email
your mailbox. (The system will ask you to enter your password when you
save the setting for confirmation.)
When you are abroad or on a vacation, the system can help
you reply the mails. Please use webmail to set up this function.
Log in to webmail
Spread "mail", and click on "Vacation"
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.)