1. Email addresses
An email address is what someone uses when sending you a message, such as
firstname.lastname@example.org. Fuller details are under Email at Oxford, particularly for University email addresses.
A University email address is one which ends with the format
@unit.ox.ac.uk. Any individual holding a current
University Card of category Congregation, University Staff,
College Staff, Departmental Staff, Retired
Staff, Undergraduate, Graduate, RVO
Student, Registered PT Student, Academic Visitor or
Card Holder is entitled to a University email address (but Card
Holder is not entitled to a Central email
account). Note that an address ending in the format
@server.unit.ox.ac.uk is not counted as an official
University email address.
This is any email address, separate from your University email address and your University email account. You can register or update it on the OUCS self-registration facility. It can then be used by IT Services or your IT Support Staff to contact you if you have asked for help with a problem affecting your primary email account. For security reasons, we will not send sensitive information such as rescue codes to unregistered external addresses.
Please note that this address will only be used when requested for some one-off emergency. Routine administrative messages, such as expiry warnings, will only be sent to your University email address.