UWF Gmail addresses are defaulted to a particular format.  Some users may prefer that their email addresses look a little different.  These users may choose to set up an alias for their active UWF Gmail accounts.  These aliases will look slightly different from the default UWF Gmail address.

Please know that your username will stay the same.  So if you set up an email alias, you'll still have to use your default ArgoNet username to log in to services such as MyUWF, eLearning, and ArgoAir.

Please visit Recovering Your MyUWF/ArgoNet Username or Password if you don't know your username.


Setting an Alias for an Account

Step 1

Sign into MyUWF using your ArgoNet account credentials.

Log In button

Step 2

Select the Personal Information folder on the MyUWF Desktop.

Personal Information folder

Step 3

Select the My Account application.

My Account app

Step 4

Click on Set Email Alias.

Set Email Alias link

Step 5

Select an alias from the dropdown menu and click the Save button. Once you click save, it may take a few minutes for the account to become available to add in Gmail (steps 6-10 below).

Select an alias dropdown menu

Step 6

Log in to your official UWF Gmail account.

Step 7

Go to the Gear in the upper-right hand corner, and select See all Settings.

'See all settings' button

Step 8

In the Accounts tab, select Add another email address you own.

option for Add another email address you own

Step 9

In the pop-up box, type in the alias you saved on your account in the Email address section. Click Next Step after this information is entered.

fields for name and email alias, and Next Step button


The pop-up box may state that you need a verification code in order to apply the alias. Click the Send Verification option to send an email to your official UWF email with a verification code.

Step 10

The pop-up box will close. Your alias will be displayed under your email address in the Send mail as section. Select the make default option next to the alias.

option for Make Default

Step 11

Your emails will now be sent from the alias.

Continue using your default UWF Gmail address (not your alias) to log in to Gmail.

Setting your alias as your official UWF email address

Some users may want their alias to appear in the Campus Directory app in MyUWF, as well as in the other third-party systems that UWF uses (such as eLearning, Confluence, Jira, DocuSign, and Dynamic Forms).

For this to happen, you'll have to do two things:

  1. Complete all of the steps in the above Setting an Alias for an Account section.
  2. Submit an IT Support ticket and request that your alias be set as your official email address in all UWF systems.

After ITS has processed your request, you may verify your new official UWF email address via the My Account app in MyUWF. 

current official email address

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