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Your e-mail account is defined by your IUP computing username. Your username (abcd) is also your e-mail address (

An alias can be defined as an alternative name (e.g., an alternative to your username). IUP has defined an e-mail alias for all students. These can be used as an alternate e-mail name for your IUP e-mail. In general, IUP e-mail aliases for students look like

Specifically, IUP student e-mail aliases will have the following characteristics:

  • 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.
  • Your e-mail alias ( can be used instead of your username ( when others send you e-mail.
  • Students will not be permitted to change their e-mail alias.

To access your e-mail account to read e-mail, you can use your IUP computing username (abcd) or your e-mail alias (j.r.doe) when logging into imail. Students using an e-mail client (e.g., Outlook or Thunderbird) can modify the "From Address" to reflect their e-mail alias. Be careful to use the correct e-mail alias.

In addition to the above characteristics, e-mail aliases will be displayed in the “e-mail address” section of the IUP Directory. E-mail aliases will be retained based on the computer account retention policy for students.

Last modified on 2/21/2014 11:16:35 AM

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