Email address aliases

By | June 27, 2016

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.,,, 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.



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.