Electronic Directory, Editing a Group Alias
I'd like an email sent to our group alias to be sent to several people or need to update our department information.
do I arrange for group alias email to be sent to several people? First,
choose whether you want a mailing list (where email is sent to many people at
their individual addresses) or a group email address (where many people can
visit one mailbox).
a mailing list or a group email address, as described above.
have one of these account types set up, you can put the email address of your
mailing list or group email in the "email" field of the group alias
point, when a user sends email to firstname.lastname@example.org, it will be sent to
the mailing list or group email address you specified.
How do I update the information in a group or unit alias? Originally,
unit entries were updated using information from the University paper phone
book. Technology Services no longer automatically updates these entries with
the phonebook data; instead, someone within the unit is authorized to be the
"proxy" for the entry.
is given proxy authorization for an entry can edit the entry using the
Electronic Directory Editor (https://ede.cites.illinois.edu/). More than one
person can be given proxy authorization for the same entry.
following fields are editable by the proxy; any other fields will need to be
updated by email@example.com.
cannot be edited by the proxy-authorized user and will need to be updated by firstname.lastname@example.org
, including the "phone" and "address" fields (which will be
removed from the entry and replaced with the proxy-editable
"other_phone" and "other_address" fields) and the
How does someone receive proxy authorization to edit group
or unit aliases? If you would
like to become the proxy or designate someone as the proxy, please provide the
alias of the unit entry (or entries) and the NetID(s) of the individual(s) that
will be authorized to edit these entries.
If you need
to have a non-proxy editable field updated, include this information in your
Email this information to email@example.com.