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Employee E-Mail Accounts and Distribution Lists

Information Services maintains the e-mail system for the University. Email accounts are created and provided for all DePaul employees.

Account Creation

Once an individual's hiring process has been completed and confirmed by Human Resources or the Career Center, an account is automatically set up for the employee, and an email confirmation with instructions will be sent to the employee and their supervisor. For individuals that are not employees but maintain a long-term relationship with DePaul (sometimes referred to as a 'Friend of DePaul'), and need a DePaul email account, a DePaul employee must request this account and setup by filling out the request form here.

Account Updates

If a current DePaul employee needs to make any changes to the information that shows up in the Outlook Address book (e.g. title changes, change in departments or office location, new phone number, etc.), they can make these account updates via a self-service update page in Campus Connect by going to Self Service->Personal Information->Outlook Directory. Please note these changes may take 24-48 hours before they show up for others in the Global Address Book. 

To change your name in the Outlook address book in the case of marriage, divorce, etc., you must legally change your name through DePaul Human Resources first. Once Human Resources changes your name in DePaul's PeopleSoft system, send an email request to netadmin@depaul.edu and they will work with you on making this change. Note that a name change will generate a new Campus Connection ID and Outlook e-mail ID.

Password Changes

Your Outlook/Exchange e-mail password is the same as your Campus Connection password. Please visit Campus Connection to change or reset your password if necessary, or contact the Technology Support Center.

Account Deletion

Information Services deletes accounts for those individuals who are no longer working at DePaul University. This is handled via the HR termination workflow. If the individual in question was not officially employed (certain special cases, such as visiting scholars, contractors, interns, etc.), it is the responsibility of the former employee's manager or sponsor to inform Information Services when an employee e-mail account can be deleted.

To delete an account, complete the Delete Exchange Account form.

Distribution Lists

An employee e-mail distribution list is helpful when sending e-mails to a group of DePaul emails (department or team members). The lists may be as large or small as you need.

  • Lists must be owned by any faculty or staff member. The owner is responsible for approving additions/deletions of distribution list members.
  • The owner may suggest a name for the distribution list
  • You can send to the list, but not from the list - a distribution list is not the same as a mailbox or resource account.
  • Network Administration (NETADMIN) in IS will create and maintain all distribution lists.

To request a distribution list or to update list members, please e-mail netadmin@depaul.edu with the following information:

  • List owner
  • Member names (users of the list)
  • Suggested name of the distribution list