In addition to obtaining an email account, employees obtain a University email address in the form of a Umontana alias. This alias will be used as the official means of electronic communication between employees and the University. Important University business is conducted via this account including UM business-related information and announcements from the President to employees of UM.
This alias is generated in the following form: Firstname.Lastname@umontana.edu
Activating your Umontana alias
To initiate an official Umontana email alias, you need to indicate in CyberBear which email account you prefer to receive official email. A nightly process will activate the umontana alias and point it to the email account you indicated.
To activate your umontana alias, log in to Cyberbear:
- Click on Personal Information.
- Click on Manage Email Accounts.
- Under Umontana Alias, if you have already entered a preferred email account, your Umontana alias will display.
You can view, insert and update your email account(s) under Your work/personal Email Account(s). If you do not see your email account, you will need to enter this information. University employees may only list an official email account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about your email account, please contact your departmental IT administrator or IT Central at 243-HELP.
In order to activate the email account you entered, click in the box next to the entry, and then click the Submit button. (Note: You may return to Manage Emails anytime you need to add or remove an email account.)
A screen will display indicating that your changes were successful.