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DND Names and E-mail Addresses

Records in the DND (which oversees all BlitzMail accounts) are created using full names only. Each person is entitled to only one account. Accounts are not created using nicknames or acronyms. Employee and student names are imported from the Human Resources (HRMS) or Registrar (Banner) databases, respectively.

Change Your Name in the DND

To change your name in the DND, you first need to change your name with Human Resources or the appropriate Registrar's Office and then notify Names, as they appear in the DND, must be identical to how they appear in the HRMS or Banner databases. Department, organizational, and sponsored DND accounts are created using the appropriate full name; acronyms are not allowed.

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E-mail Addresses

E-mail addresses are the full name in the DND with periods between each name followed by For example, or In those instances where there is more than one person with the same first name, middle initial, and last name, their middle name will be spelled out as part of their e-mail address (e.g., If the first, middle, and last names are all identical, then the department or class will be included in the e-mail address (e.g., No one can have an e-mail address that could be confused with another person because of security and privacy concerns. For example, there cannot be someone with an e-mail address of and another person with, because John Adam Doe would also be known as John A. Doe, and John A. Doe would receive e-mails intended for John Adam Doe.

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Using Nicknames

Anyone who wants to use a nickname for their e-mail address in place of their full name may do so by entering their nickname in the Nickname field. However, we only guarantee that e-mail addressed to your full name will reach you; we do not guarantee that mail addressed to your nickname will reach you nor that your nickname will remain unique. Therefore, do not publish anything using your nickname. It may work today, but there is no assurance that it will work tomorrow. If you are creating business cards, brochures, web pages, etc., always include your full name e-mail address.

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Last Updated: 2/25/10