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NetID - Creating a Email Alias (also known as Vanity Email)

How to set up a vanity email address for current students, faculty, and staff.

With the activation of your NetID, you are automatically assigned two email addresses:
  • NetID address:
  • Official full name address:
You can create up to three personalized addresses that also called email aliases or vanity email addresses.
Select vanity addresses carefully since you will not be able to delete or modify them later.
  • Example Vanity email address:

To create a new email alias, login to Accessing the Online Account Management System ( requires using Duo Authentication.

Welcome Screen displaying the Rice Online Account Management System
Click the Create Email Alias link in the left menu. 

Create Email Alias

An Email Alias is also called a Vanity Mail Address or a Vanity Alias.

An email alias allows you to personalize your address. Your NetID automatically assigns you two email addresses: your NetID address and your official address (usually your full name). You may create up to three email vanity aliases. All addresses deliver messages to your NetID email account. NOTE: you cannot delete or modify alias addresses after you create them.

Email Alias Requirements

• Must contain at least 3 characters.
• Must contain only lowercase letters, numbers, dashes (-) and the period (.)
• Alias addresses must begin with a letter and end with a letter or a number.

You have 3 vanity mail alias remaining.


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Keywords:account, email, maintenance, alias, vanity, netid   Doc ID:65429
Owner:Rick R.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-07-25 12:26 CDTUpdated:2022-05-10 12:16 CDT
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