Students, faculty, and staff receive a UH email alias (@uh.edu) that redirects email messages to your "Destination" email recorded in myUH, as well as the UH provided @cougarnet.uh.edu or @central.uh.edu email account.
UH uses email aliases to send important information such as emergency closings or information from colleges or departments. The alias forwards mail to both email addresses and looks like this:
Naming Convention for Email Aliases
UH email aliases are created automatically according to the name obtained from UH's official employee or student records. The standard naming convention is:
first-initial + email@example.com
first-initial + middle-initial + firstname.lastname@example.org
If an alias is already in use, a number is added to the end of the last name to make it unique. Examples of this naming convention are email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
How to Check and Update Destinations for UH Email Aliases:
User IDs and email addresses can be updated to reflect legally recognized name changes. To request an account or email rename, complete the Account Rename Form.
- Address ownership will be verified using your Cougar Card.
- Names must be changed in official University records before email addresses can be updated.