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CNetID Email Aliases FAQ
This article explains how to create and manage CNetID aliases.
An alias (sometimes also called a nickname) is a pointer to your email@example.com address. This allows you to receive mail at firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to your regular email@example.com address. Please note you can't use an alias to log into any system and must still use your CNetID.
To add or change a CNetID email alias, sign in to https://cnet.uchicago.edu/aliases using your CNetID and password/passphrase, and click Add a new mail alias. Enter the alias you want in the field and click Add new mail alias. As long as this name is not already in use, you will be able to receive mail at firstname.lastname@example.org within a couple of hours. You can have up to five aliases, in addition to your CNetID@uchicago.edu address.
To change a CNetID email alias you must delete the alias and recreate it.
Simply sign in to https://cnet.uchicago.edu/aliases using your CNetID and password/passphrase, and click on the link Edit your alternate @uchicago.edu addresses. Next, click the appropriate "Delete email@example.com" link. Deleted aliases stop forwarding email immediately. They also immediately become available for other people to claim as aliases or CNetIDs.