E-mail Aliases

  • An alias is defined as an alternate e-mail name (e.g., an alternative to your username).

    Your e-mail account is defined by your IUP computing username. Your username (abcd) is also your e-mail address (abcd@iup.edu).  IUP has defined an e-mail alias for all users. This alias can be used as an alternate e-mail name for your IUP e-mail as your e-mail alias can be used instead of your username when others send you e-mail.

    E-mail aliases are displayed in the “e-mail address” section of the IUP Directory.

    Student Aliases

    • Student e-mail aliases will be assigned using the format F.M.Last####, (where F = First Initial, M = Middle Initial, Last = complete last name, and ### = sequential number beginning with null, 2,3,4, etc.). For example, the first John R. Doe will have the alias set as J.R.Doe; the second John R. Doe will have the alias set as J.R.Doe2.
    • If a student has no middle initial, the alias will take the form FirstInitial.Lastname### (e.g., J.Doe). Numbers will be used as stated above.
    • Students will not be permitted to change their e-mail alias.

    Employee Aliases

    • Employee e-mail aliases will be assigned using the format First.Last#### where First = complete first name, Last = complete last name, and ### = sequential number beginning with null, 2,3,4, etc. if more than 1 person has had that assigned alias. For example, the first John Doe will have the alias set as John.Doe; the second John Doe will have the alias set as John.Doe2.
    • Employees can change their e-mail alias one time unless the provide documentation on legal name changes. If an employee has a legal name change, they will be permitted to change their e-mail alias.

    When configuring an e-mail client (e.g., Outlook or Thunderbird) be careful to use the correct e-mail alias if you are changing the "From Address" from your username to your e-mail alias.  Improper configuration can create issues when others reply to one of your messages.