An email alias is a forwarding email address that you choose as a pseudonym for your actual email address. It does not replace your actual address; both forms remain valid. The alias is not a separate mailbox or userid; it merely directs mail to your actual UofM email address.
Why would I want an alias?
There are two kinds of email aliases, personal aliases and functional aliases.
Personal aliases allow you to create a more professional looking email address, which is useful when your email address may be somewhat cryptic or easily confused with another. For example, John Smith has the userid umsmi989 with the email address email@example.com. John may prefer for his alias to be either J_Smith@umanitoba.ca or John_Smith@umanitoba.ca. Individuals may have one personal alias.
Functional aliases are generally used to describe a function. For example: A faculty, a department, a conference, a group, a club, or in special cases an additional personal email alias (for name changes, etc). Functional aliases are subject to approval.
How do I create an email alias?
To create an email alias,
Contact the IST Help & Solutions Centre
Staff phone book listings
Email address listings in the phone book and online 'People' search are not automatic. Send requests for additions or changes to the telephone office at firstname.lastname@example.org.. Include your staff number along with your other identifying information.
Only one email address can be listed. The one you list in the phone book will automatically be the one selected for the all-employees mailing list.