An email alias is a way for a GT mailbox to have multiple email addresses deliver to it. Everything sent to an email alias is received by the mailbox that the alias is assigned to in GT's mail system. By default, all mailboxes are assigned a GTAccount@gatech.edu address and customers may select one custom @gatech.edu alias.
Please Note: sending from multiple addresses is not supported. Replies from your mailbox will show your primary email address as the sender.
For example, George Burdell has firstname.lastname@example.org as his primary email account. He creates a new alias email@example.com. All email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com goes to his mailbox. When he replies to any email, the reply comes from, firstname.lastname@example.org, his primary email alias. If George decides he wants mail to come from his email@example.com alias, he can change his primary email address in Passport.
How to Change your Primary Email Address
- Click on the blue "Change" button next to your current primary email address
2. Choose the address that you want to be your primary email address and click Save.
Your selection will appear in the "From" field as well as the campus directory going forward. (Process takes about an hour or so to appear)
*Reminder About Customized Aliases:
At Georgia Tech, you may only change your customized address once a semester. When you make a change, your old customized address will continue to function for 30 days or until the end of the current semester, and is then deleted (Expired). Once it is deleted (Expired) it will be unavailable for one year. This delay in deletion gives you time to update all of your contacts since you will now have a new email address and your old one will be removed.