UW-Madison Box - Registering an Email Alias

This document explains how to associate additional email addresses with your UW-Madison Box account.

For all UW-Madison Box users, your Box account is tied to your standard WiscMail address (i.e. netID@wisc.edu) for purposes of authentication. While you cannot change your primary email address, it is possible to add multiple email addresses as "aliases," which other people can then use when inviting you as a collaborator.

To add an email alias to your UW-Madison Box account:

  1. Log into UW-Madison Box.

  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the Gear Icon, then select Account Settings from the dropdown menu.

    The gear icon appears to the right of your name in the corner of the Box app.
  3. Scroll down to the Login and Email Addresses section and click on the Add more emails link.

  4. Enter your email address in the text field and click Save.

  5. A confirmation email will be sent the address you just added. Until you verify the address, it will appear greyed out on the Account Settings page and will not be usable as an alias.

  6. To confirm the change, check the inbox of the alias address and look for an email with the subject "Verify email for Box account: [netid]@wisc.edu" and click the Verify Your Email » button included in the message.

  7. A Box login page will open with your WiscMail address filled in. Although it will not look like the UW-Madison Box login page, it will still log you into your UW-Madison enterprise account. Enter your NetID password and click Log In.

  8. You should be brought to a page with the message Your email address is now verified. You can click the Continue to Your Account button to finish logging into your account.

  9. You can now proceed with entering additional alias emails by repeating the above steps. If you would like to remove an alias address, simply go back to the Account Settings page, hover over the alias, and click the Remove link that appears to the right of the address.

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Owner:Jeannine B.Group:Box
Created:2013-10-11 13:45 CDTUpdated:2013-10-11 14:52 CDT
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