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Other Email Services

This page covers display email addresses, user-friendly email addresses, role mail aliases and role mailboxes.

Display Email Address

Set your web profile display address.   ( how to access the Maths network remotely)

Contact Email Address

This is an address we can contact you on. It is compulsory for anyone who is not staff or research student.    You can add it via the same link as the above.  If you cannot access that link contact your pavilion or group secretary if you are in DAMTP or the Head of Department's PA if you are in DPMMS.  They can update it for you. 


Role Alias

A role alias is an email address used for a specific work-related purpose rather than for your personal email address.  Email sent to a role email alias is forwarded on to one or more other email addresses.   For example if a group of people are organising a conference might requires a role address ourconference@maths which is forwarded to all their personal email addresses. 

If you need a role email alias please contact your group/pavilion secretary (DAMTP) or Julia Blackwell (DPMMS).  Provide:

  • The alias you want (which may *not* look like a crsid, username, or personal alias)
  • How long you need it for
  • Which address is to receive the mail sent to the alias
  • The purpose of the address

If you find your role alias is redirecting to a lot of people, you may be better off arranging for a mailing list, putting each person on that and redirecting the role alias to it.   Or a role mailbox (see below).

To retire a role alias contact the same person as above.  Decide if  the alias is to be deleted (it could be used by someone else later on) or disabled.  If disabled then  decide whether you want the standard address not found message to be returned to the sender or a specific bounce message, maybe providing the sender with an alternative address to use or pointing them to a webpage.  The default action is to disable with standard message.

Role Mailbox

Sometimes it is not appropriate for email to go to a personal email mailbox or there is a need for a mailbox to be shared.  For this we use a  shared role mailbox.  (Also known as role mailbox).
To arrange for a role mailbox contact your Head of Department's PA.

Provide the following information:

* Role Alias  (see above) to be connected to the box.

* Who needs to read the maili and their crsids.  Each of the people must be members of the University.  If any are not you first need to arrange for a collaboration for them.  You do that via your group or pavilion secretary if you are in DAMTP or the Head of Department's PA if you are in DPMMS. An email authorising the collaboration must be received by a maths academic and Head of Department needs to approve the collaborator's access to University Email.  The sponsoring maths academic requests this.