Aliases

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What is an Alias

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An e-mail alias is simply a forwarding e-mail address. Email aliases can be created on a Mail server. Each e-mail alias simply forwards e-mail messages on to each specified e-mail address. E-Mail aliases are often used to create handy replacements for long or difficult-to-remember e-mail addresses. They can also be used to create generic e-mail addresses such as webmaster@example.com and info@example.com.

Creating an Alias

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Only Faculty and Staff can create Aliases. Student and Guest Accounts Cannot Create Aliases, although can be the target's of an alias

Begin by logging into http://auth.uakron.edu. Once Logged in, click on the EMAIL tab. Scroll to the bottom of the page. There you will see a button titled Create a new Alias. Enter the desired alias, but not the @uakron.edu. IE: zipsupport@uakron.edu would require you to enter only zipsupport.

Modifying an Alias

After Logging into AUTH, Click on Email, and Scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see your created aliases. Next to each you will see a MODIFY Button. After clicking the button, enter the disered destination address. For example, if you would like MathDepartment@uakron.edu to point to Cedar4@example.com ... remove the preexisting setting (By Default, your UAnetID@uakron.edu, and change it to cedar4@example.com.

You can have one Alias point to multiple recipients. To do so, simply seperate email addresses by semicolons. For example, student1@uakron.edu; teacher4@uakron.edu; administrator2@uakron.edu

Deleting an Alias

After Logging into AUTH, Click on Email, and Scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see your created aliases. Next to each you will see a DELETE Button. After clicking the button, the alias will be deleted.