Changing Your UCSD E-mail Address or Creating an E-mail Alias
Find out how to change your official UCSD e-mail address or create a secondary e-mail alias.
Your official e-mail address is tied to your UCSD identity and can only change because of a legal name change or a valid business need. However, you may request a secondary e-mail alias if you would like a personalized e-mail address.
How UCSD assigns e-mail names
UCSD automatically creates your e-mail address using your name (as listed with Human Resources) and the following campus naming conventions. If the first option isn't available, the next option is used:
- First initial and last name: gbluefin
- First initial, middle initial, and last name: gtbluefin
- First initial, number, and last name: g2bluefin
- First initial, middle initial, last initial, and 3-digit number: gtb007
Steps to Take
Changing your official UCSD e-mail address
- If your name legally changes or needs to be corrected:
- Contact your HR representative or business officer to change your name in all systems.
- Once HR updates your name, email the Postmaster Team to request the change to your official e-mail address. The Postmaster Team maintains your original e-mail address as an alias, ensuring that you continue to receive mail sent to the old address.
- If you have a valid business need:
- Ask your department director or business officer to email the Postmaster Team. The request should explain the business need for the change.
Creating or changing a secondary e-mail alias
- You can request a secondary e-mail alias to use in conjunction with your official/ primary UCSD address.
- To create or change a secondary e-mail alias, email a request to the Postmaster Team.
- Include your official UCSD e-mail address and the desired e-mail alias.
- E-mail alias example:
- Your official UCSD e-mail address is email@example.com, but people often mistake the 1 for an L. You request a secondary e-mail alias of firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Note: Secondary e-mail aliases are assigned only if available and aren't published in the online or printed UCSD directories.