Email: Create Email Aliases and Set Your Preferred Email Address


All staff, faculty, and students can create email aliases. An email alias is much like a forwarding address - when you receive an email at the new address, the message is automatically sent to your existing account. For instance, if your current email address is, you could set up an alias such as Whenever a message is sent to the alias, it will be automatically redirected to 

Creating Email Aliases

To add an email alias in Microsoft 365:

  1. Go to the Email Account Management Page
  2. Log in with your NetID and password.
  3. Choose Change Mail Addresses on the left side of the page.
  4. You can add a new email alias by entering the desired address and choosing your desired suffix (e.g. @tennessee or and clicking Add Alias
  5. Changes may take up to 10 minutes to take effect.

Updating Your Preferred or From Address (Staff and Faculty)

Staff and faculty are able to change their "From" address which is also the email address listed in the Online Directory by logging into the account management page as described above.  You may choose any of your UT email aliases as your preferred (or From) email address by selecting that address from the list and clicking Reply To from the link above. 

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