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How to Change Your Email Display Name in Office 365

Outlook on the web

Faculty and staff

  1. Go to
  2. Click Maintain your directory and AlertSU emergency contact information.
  3. In the Name & ID section, click change.
  4. Enter your preferred name and click Save.

Students and graduate students

  1. Go to Axess.
  2. Click Student.
  3. Scroll to Personal Information and click Names.
  4. The Preferred Name you see displayed on this page may not be accurate.  On the Preferred Name line, click Edit.
  5. Adjust your preferred name as necessary and Save.
    Note: It takes a few minutes for your name change to show up on and a few hours for Office 365 to update.

Outlook on Windows

  • Same as Outlook on the web

Outlook on Mac

  • Same as Outlook on the web
Last modified January 25, 2019