|With the introduction of the new staff email service will email addresses change?
The simple answer is NO, your email address will not be different for people sending you email. The following forms of address will all still work for messages sent to UoB staff:
- firstname.lastname@example.org , for example, email@example.com and
- firstname.lastname@example.org, for example email@example.com
and the shortened .bton forms:
- firstname.lastname@example.org for example, email@example.com and
- firstname.lastname@example.org for example email@example.com
However, as part of a separate exercise previously advertised, we will be tidying up the email addresses for staff who have been here for a while! Some staff have the short .bton form of address as their 'real' address, but most new staff have the .brighton form as their real address. This only affects messages sent out of the university which have the real form of address included (but generally hidden) in the mail header information. After 12th January all staff will have the longer .brighton form as their real address.
People can still send messages to you using the .bton and the .brighton forms of address, so you don't need to tell your contacts anything. However you may need to make some changes if you use Entourage or if you have subscribed to any closed mailing lists.
Mailing lists subscriptions
if you have subscribed to any closed email lists you may find that you can no longer send messages to those lists because your outgoing email address has changed. You may need to update your subscription so that it uses the .brighton form of address. Note that JISCMail lists have been updated already. Sarah
at JISC Mail support has kindly altered 886 mailing list subscriptions
containing @bton and has swapped them all to @brighton.
Sarah asked that we pass on this information anyone using JISCMail lists:
If you had a listserv password, make sure you are logged out of JISCMail
then go to www.jiscmail.ac.uk<http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/>
and register a new password from the link there.
If there are any difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Entourage users - see separate question
Please contact Helpdesk if you have any other questions about this change.