UWindsor faculty and staff will soon enjoy more user-friendly, professional-looking and easier-to-remember addresses for their e-mail. Information Technology Services is launching a system that will allow employees to create more personalized e-mail addresses based on their first and last names.
Currently, a UWindsor e-mail address is composed of the user’s UWinID followed by @uwindsor.ca, explains Ed Drouillard, assistant director of IT Services. Giving users the option to switch to a more personal address will have the added benefit of increasing the privacy of the UWinID from external users, he says.
“The UWinID is used to login to several internal University of Windsor services, so it is a good security practice to make it more private,” says Drouillard.
The new addresses will take one of several forms, based on the information already stored in the human resources database:
- Preferred name (dot) Last name (Win.Lancer@uwindsor.ca)
- Given name (dot) Last name (Windsor.Lancer@uwindsor.ca)
- First initial (dot) Last name (W.Lancer@uwindsor.ca)
- Given name (dot) Middle initial (dot) Last name (Windsor.U.Lancer@uwindsor.ca)
Existing inboxes will continue to receive all e-mail messages. To create a personalized e-mail address, go to https://ldap.uwindsor.ca/m/set_personalized_email/pmail. Find more details on the IT Services webpage.