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.
The student email service is provided by Google G Suite for Education, 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
- Unlimited storage space
- Access via web, preferred POP or IMAP email software, or mobile device
- Google's excellent security and uptime record
CatMail includes all other Google G Suite for Education services. Faculty and staff can opt in to a CatMail account for all other services except for email.
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.)
There is no cost to use CatMail.