Creating Email Aliases

A primary email address is created for all students, staff, and faculty members when they join the university. For staff and faculty, this is based on your first and last name (firstname.lastname@humboldt.edu). For students, this is created using your initials and a string of numbers (abc123@humboldt.edu).

You may also choose an email alias - an alternate email address (eg firstname@humboldt.edu) - to use for incoming and outgoing emails that uses the same underlying primary account.

Here's how to set up an email alias.

Staff & Faculty

Staff and faculty can choose one or more email aliases, but note that these must not misrepresent the user or be inappropriate in nature.

To add an email alias:

  1. Log in to myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings in the upper right corner of the page.
  3. From the options listed, select My Profile.
  4. Under Email Aliases, enter an Email Alias and click Submit. You should see a message pop up that indicates your request has been submitted.
  5. Click the Close button.
  6. If you want to add another email alias, repeat the steps above. If you  are finished with Account Settings, you can just Log out.

To remove an email alias (which means you will no longer receive mail sent to that address):

  1. Log in to myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings in the upper right corner of the page.
  3. From the options listed, select My Profile.
  4. Under Email Aliases, remove the Alias name from the text box and click Submit. You should see a message pop up that indicates your request has been submitted.
  5. Click the Close button.
  6. If you want to remove any other email alias, repeat the steps above. If you are finished with Account Settings, you can just Log out.
Formal Alias and Send As Default

A formal alias is created for all employees in the first.last@humboldt.edu format upon hire.  This alias cannot be changed via-self service as some systems use it to authenticate.  On creation, this will be created as the default send as for all emails.  You can change the default sendas in your Google settings.  To have your formal alias updated or removed, you will need to open a help desk ticket.  Be aware that updating your formal alias may result in a loss of access to some systems.

To update your default sendas:

  1. Log into your Humboldt email account through your web browser
  2. In the top right, click Settings and then See all settings.
  3. Click the Accounts tab.
  4. In the "Send mail as" section to the right of the address you want to use, click Make default.

Students

Students can choose one email alias over and above their primary email name, which will also serve as their personal website name if they choose to create one. Here’s how to create it:

  1. Log in to myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings at the top right of the screen
  3. Select the My Profile tab.
  4. In the Personal Web Site profile tab section, select a Web Alias from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Click Submit

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