Area 50 WebMail

Each Area 50 service position holder is issued a private webmail account to send and receive messages pertaining to area business.

Area 50 webmail is hosted by IONOS (by 1&1), the company that has been providing web hosting services to the area since 2008. Web mail accounts are free to the user. They have 2GB storage capacity, an anti-virus and anti-spam filter, and other advanced features (calendar, address book).

IONOS webmail functions much like other web-based email services, such as Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo Mail. Users can:

  • Send and receive text-based messages
  • Attach documents (.txt, .docx) or image files (.jpg, .png, .gif)
  • Create a custom file hierarchy for archiving messages

For an in-depth tutorial on IONOS webmail functions, log into your web mail account and click on the Online Help icon (question mark).

Browser Login

  1. In a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE Explorer, Safari), go to https://mail.ionos.com/
  2. In the "Email Address" field, enter the Area 50 email address issued to you by the Area 50 Web/IT committee
  3. In the "Password" field, enter the unique password issued to you by the Area 50 Web/IT committee
  4. Click Login

Mobile Apps

NOTE: We recommend logging into your Area 50 web mail through a web browser on a standard desktop or laptop computer – Chrome, Firefox, IE Explorer, and Safari (for Mac) – to compose emails, attach and send files, or download files.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spam Filtering

You should be getting a daily Spam folder report automatically emailed to you if there are items sitting in your Spam folder. If you'd like, you can adjust your spam filtering settings:

  1. Click on the gear icon at the top-right of the screen
  2. Click Mail, then click Anti-Spam
    * By setting Spam Protection to "Off", ALL emails to go straight into your Inbox.

Display Name

If you've recently inherited a webmail account from a past chair, or if you are accessing a webmail account for the first time, you'll need to change your display name.

  1. Click on the profile icon at the top-right of the screen
  2. Click My contact data
  3. Change the text in the “First name” and “Last name” fields.
  4. Click Save

Exporting Contacts from IONOS E-mail Address Book 

  1. In the menu bar, click the Address Book icon.
  2. Right-click on an address book under My Address Books.
  3. Choose Export from the context menu. Note that at least one address must be contained in the address book.
  4. Decide whether you want to export as a CSV or vCard file. You can optionally export your distribution lists as well.

Importing Contacts from IONOS E-mail Address Book 

  1. Click on the Address Book icon in the blue main navigation at the top left.
  2. Click on the desired address book in the left-hand menu under My Address Books, followed by its Action icon, and select Import.
  3. Now select the desired format (vCard or CSV), upload your file, and finally, click on Import.