I don't like my username, but understand that changing it is hard. Can I get an email alias instead?
Changing a username has many repercussions and can sometimes cause things to break. It's a lot simpler and safer to set up an email alias, and follow the guides below.
You likely want to do the following:
- Set up an email alias.
- Put that alias into the "From" address in your mail program.
- List the alias in the MIT directory.
To set up the alias, use the manual list request form on the lower half of https://listmaker.mit.edu/lc/. Under information about your list, the list name is the name that you want the alias to have, and the members are who the alias should deliver email to — for example, your current username.
For the second step, you usually need to go into your mail program’s preferences and find the place where you have a “From” address. Different programs have different places for this. If you need help with a particular program, please contact us after you have the alias set up.
For the third step, you can configure a preferred email address to appear in the MIT directory. Start at https://atlas.mit.edu/ and go to the Personal Information section under My Profile. The area for Work Address and Phone lets you enter your preferred email address.