The password for you netID is kept in sync with SUmail for SUmail users. When you change your password using http://netid.syr.edu, the new password should be pushed within SUmail within 15 minutes, but can take up to an hour. This password is the same one you will use along with other SU related webpages such as Myslice and Blackboard. Therefore, we don't recommend that students and alumni change their SUmail password using the "change password" feature within SUmail; this will cause the netID password and SUmail password to get out of sync, and the SUmail password will get overwritten the next time you change your netID password.
Note that the netID password must be at least 8 characters long to sync properly with your SUmail account.
For help with SUmail password problems, call the ITS Help Desk at (315) 443-2677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.