Request a friendly email address

Staff can now request an email address that contains their name and set this as their main email address.


So for example, if your name is Ellie Acey and your current email address is, you could request as your Friendly email address. Your friendly email address should reflect your real name.

Change your main email address

Additionally you can ask for your friendly email address to be set as your main email address. Emails would then be sent from your Friendly email address rather than the one containing your username.

If you do this, you need to be aware that your email address will be different. You may need to let people know your email address has changed, as they may not recognise you. If you send emails to mailing lists, you may need to re-register as your email address will not be recognised.

Request a friendly email address

Visit the IT Help website for more information about Friendly email address and how they work.

If would like to use your friendly email address as your main email address, call the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253 or send us an email They will ask you for your University IT account username, the name of the Friendly email address you would like to use and whether this should be your main email address.

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