How to Change Where Your Email Messages Are Delivered

Changing the email address where your email messages are delivered is a simple and quick process.

  1. Go to the Electronic Directory Editor (EDE).
  2. Log in with your NetID and NetID password.
  3. Once you have logged in to the EDE, find the “mail” field and type your email address that points to a specific server, for example, if your email box is on Exchange 2010 server, you type ““.
  4. Click the Apply button and then log out.

NOTE: Changing your email address will have a delay of up to one hour. The reason is that the mail relays use a secondary Illinois Directory server to look up the NetID of the email address on an incoming message. Your change will not go into effect until the secondary server updates its information from the main Illinois Directory server, which occurs every hour. During this time, you will continue to receive email at your old email address.