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First.Last Email Alias Policy for UH Faculty and Staff

as of September 24, 2004

Overview

Specifications of a First.Last Email Alias

Guidelines for Creating a First.Last Email Alias

Lifecycle of a First.Last Email Alias

The lifecycle of a First.Last email alias is nearly identical to the lifecycle of a UH email account. [The lifecycle of a UH email account is not to be confused with the lifecycle of a UH Username. A UH email account may cease to exist (mail sent to the email account will bounce back to the sender) but the corresponding UH Username will not be recycled and will continue to be owned by the person, forever. At any time, the person can come back to UH and get back the email account corresponding to his/her permanently assigned UH Username.] Once your email account is disabled, your First.Last email alias is also disabled. Your First.Last email alias will not be available for anyone else to use for 180 days (approximately 6 months). After 180 days, your First.Last email alias will be returned to the pool of available First.Last email aliases. If you delete or change your First.Last email alias, your deleted or previous First.Last email alias will not be available for anyone else to use for 180 days (approximately 6 months). After 180 days, your First.Last email alias will be returned to the pool of available First.Last email aliases.

Requesting, Changing, and Deleting Your First.Last Email Alias

If you currently have no First.Last email alias, you may set yours up as follows:

  1. Log into the MyUH Portal website.

  2. Click on the My Account tab. Scroll down and look for the section called "Your first.last email alias".

  3. Click on Request Now. Select one of the choices, and click on Save. Please make your choice carefully. Changes will not be allowed except under extenuating circumstances.

  4. You will receive an email informing you that you have selected a new First.Last email alias.

  5. Your selected First.Last email alias will take effect (email can be sent to you using your selected First.Last email alias) in approximately 15 minutes.

If you wish to change, delete, or request a special First.Last email alias:

  1. Log into the MyUH Portal website.

  2. Click on the My Account tab. Scroll down and look for the section called "Your first.last email alias".

  3. Click on Change Now.

  4. Fill out the form as appropriate and click Submit.

  5. You will be notified about the status of your request via email.

Items of Note