How to create a friendly email alias


Question?

How do I create a friendly email alias?


Applies To

Employees, Faculty, & Staff


Answer...

Employees can choose an alias for their official university email address, netid@msstate.edu. The alias consists of one or more parts of the employee’s first, middle and preferred first names separated by periods, together with the complete last name. (Employees who go by something other than their legal first name can provide a preferred first name by accessing Banner via myState, navigating to Personal Information>Update Your Directory & Address Information>Directory Profile, then entering their preferred name in the Preferred First name field and clicking Update/Verify Directory Information to Save.)

Once an alias is created, it can be used interchangeably with the netid@msstate.edu email address. 

Some possible aliases for employee John Michael (Mike) Rackley include:

·         mike.rackley@msstate.edu

·         john.michael.rackley@msstate.edu

·         john.m.rackley@msstate.edu

·         j.m.rackley@msstate.edu

·         m.rackley@msstate.edu

If you would like your friendly alias to be your primary outgoing email address, see "Request to change your outgoing (From:) email address" service.

Details

Article ID: 1103
Created
Tue 1/9/18 9:28 AM
Modified
Fri 9/27/19 9:01 AM