Email :: Configuring and Using Email Aliases

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All staff and faculty members have a formal alias created in the format firstname.lastname@humboldt.edu, which we recommend you use as your primary email address. You can also receive mail at your abc123@humboldt.edu email address; however, using your formal alias helps to protect your login credentials. Emails sent to either address will be delivered to the same inbox.

Adding Informal Email Aliases

Staff and faculty can choose additional informal email aliases.You may change or delete these aliases at any time, but be aware that, once you change or delete them, those aliases are immediately available for use by someone else. If you have given one of these aliases to others as an email address and then deleted it, mail sent to that address will be returned to the sender as undeliverable, or delivered to the new owner of that address.

To add an email alias:

  1. Log in to myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings, located 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 are finished with Account Settings, Log out.

To remove an email alias:

  1. Log in to myHumboldt
  2. Select Account Settings, located 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 are finished with Account Settings, Log out.

Conditions of Use

The use of Humboldt State University informal email aliases service is a privilege, not a right. As such, the privilege may be revoked at any time if an account holder creates an alias that reflects negatively on the University or which may convey inaccurate or inappropriate information to the recipient of an email message. An example could be an email alias that is created which implies the sender represents an office of the University or holds a position with the University that they do not hold.

Email sent or received through the official campus system is part of official campus business and is the property of the University. 

Information and Assistance

If you need more information or assistance with this service, contact the Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-HELP (4357) or submit an online trouble ticket.