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An 'Email Alias' is not a 'real' email account. It is an additional email address set up to forward emails it receives to an another email address.
Target Audience: Massey University staff
An alias allows an email address to be provided to senders without identifying who the recipient is. This is useful in situations - such as advertising a function on web pages - when you don't want your own email address published.
For example: An email alias called firstname.lastname@example.org is set up as an alias of A.B.Person. All emails received by email@example.com are automatically forwarded to A.B.Person@massey.ac.nz.
Sometimes, staff request additional email aliases when they require a Generic (Shared Mailbox). If you are unsure of your requirements please contact the ITS Service Desk.
Email aliases must be:
They can also be up to 30 characters long (which allows for informative and descriptive aliases to be allocated).
There is no cost for this service.
There are no restrictions on using an email alias. It can be advertised and utilised in the same manner as a standard email address.
Note: If the email alias 'owner' leaves Massey University, his/her usercode (and hence email address) will be deactivated so the email alias will no longer function. This means emails sent to the alias may be lost unless ownership of the alias is transferred to another email address.
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