Email alias

Email address aliases

When planning an activity, you may be in a situation where you want to pre-register multiple social media accounts ahead of class and provide login access to groups. A common misconception is that you need a unique email address for each account (e.g., bob+smith@xyz.ca, tammy.ci@site.com, etc…). This simply isn’t the case. Instead, you can use an old email technique called “aliasing” to create multiple email addresses that point to the same email account.

Example:

  1. test.user+group01@ryerson.ca
  2. test.user+group02@ryerson.ca
  3. test.user+group03@ryerson.ca
  4. test.user+group04@ryerson.ca

In the above example, simply take your Ryerson email address and add a +[insertgroupnumer] after it. You’ll receive password reset email, notifications, etc… at the email address before the +[alias], but you won’t have to create fake email accounts. Make sure you use the the + symbol and don’t use punctuation or special characters.