How do I add an alternate @Purdue email address?


  • I want to add an alternate email address


  • Purdue email 


NOTE:  Office 365 email accounts do no currently have the ability to send from an email address.  You will still receive messages sent to the alternate address.  We hope to add this functionality in the near future.

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on the 'Update your Directory Listing' icon located in the upper right of the 'Search' field in the center of the page. 
  3. Enter in your career account credentials when prompted, and click on the 'Log In' button.
  4. Scroll down the page and click on the 'Change Email' link located in the right hand column on the side of the page. 
  5. After being directed to the 'Email' page, click on the 'Specify Alternate Email Address' button located on the left-hand side of the page.
  6. Enter in your desired alternate email address in the field below the 'Please indicate your alternate email address' heading in the center of the page.  Click on the 'OK' button below the alternate email address field.
  7. If directed to a page with a green light indicator beneath the 'Status of Last Command' heading, move on to step 8.  If directed to a page that has a red light indicator beneath the 'Status of Last Command' heading, return to step 4 of this article and enter in a different email address for step 6 of this article.
  8. The secondary email address that you entered in step 6 of this article will receive and forward email messages to the original account address.  Your Purdue career account alias/username will still be utilized to log in to either your Office 365 email account or OWA for your Exchange account depending on which service you are using.  If an email is sent to the alternate address it will be forwarded to your original address with a from tag of 'To:'.

    If you have an Exchange address, your alternate email address will be updated overnight.


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