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  • Use an Email Alias

    • Before signing up for an alias, review the information on standard formats and special format requests. When you're ready to select your alias...
    • If you use a Cornell Optional Email Alias (also known as COEA or Alias) address AND you use Lyris (CIT's electronic mailing list service), you may find yourself in a situation where the two services don't play nicely.  
    • After you select an initial Optional Email Alias, you are permitted to change it once, using the same interface you used to select your first alias. Changing your alias will disable your...
    • Cornell's Optional Email Alias service is available to Cornell faculty, staff, and trustees.
    • My current email address (based on my NetID) suits me fine. Do I have to change it? Absolutely not. The Optional Alias service is being provided in response to feedback we've received from...
    • The standard email address at Cornell has the format netid@cornell.edu substituting your own NetID. An alternative for faculty and staff is alias@cornell.edu...
    • Information about how your access to Cornell services will change when you graduate, retire, or leave the university.
    • If you would like to request an alias other than one of the seven standard formats, use the Special Request option. Your special request must be based on your name. For example, William...
    • When selecting your Optional Email Alias, you will be presented with your name in seven standard formats plus a Special Request option: lastname...
    • After you have received confirmation of your new alias, you can tell Office 365 whether to use your NetID@cornell.edu address or your alias@cornell.edu address as the "reply-to" address associated...