Knowing Your Email Alias
As a means of enhancing communication, members of the UH community receive a UH email alias and, if needed, a UH email account. The email alias is a pointer that directs email messages to a destination email account. UH uses email aliases to send important information such as emergency closings or information from colleges or departments.
Naming Convention for Email Aliases
UH-style email addresses are created automatically according to the name obtained from UH's official employee or student records. The standard naming convention is:
first-initial + email@example.com
first-initial + middle-initial + firstname.lastname@example.org
If an alias is already in use, it will be necessary to add a number to the end of the last name to make it unique. Examples of this naming convention are email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
How to Check and Update Destinations for UH Email Aliases:
Sometimes names change. Email addresses can be updated, if necessary, to reflect name changes. To request a name change, the email address owner can contact the IT Support Center at 713-743-1411 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Address ownership will be verified using your Cougar Card. Names must be changed in the official university records before the email addresses can be updated.