Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Box Takes the Drama Out of Multiple Email Addresses

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If you’re like me, you have a ton of email addresses – your professional address, your personal address, and maybe even a few slightly embarrassing older addresses you can’t seem to stop using, no matter how hard you try. To make your life a little easier, we’re introducing a great new feature today: email aliases.

In a nutshell, this feature lets you centralize all your email addresses on one Box account. That means you can keep content together, no matter what email your friends and coworkers use to invite you to collaborate on files. Once you’ve added multiple addresses to your account, you can also choose a primary address to receive notifications. However, you can always log in to Box using any of your other addresses.

If your company decides to change domains, say, from .net to .com (like we here at Box did last year), you can easily add that new address to your Box account and keep working as normal, even if colleagues keep trying to work with you at your old address.

Here are the simple steps to get started:

  1. Log in to your account and go to your Account Settings (the gear icon at the top, right next to your name).
  2. Under the Login and Email Addresses section, start adding new addresses. (But be forewarned: they won’t be added completely until you finish step 3.)
  3. Be sure to check each email account that you’ve added for a note from Box, and click the link in each email to confirm the new address.

If you’re a business or enterprise admin and want to keep users’ Box email addresses restricted to only managed domains, get in touch with your Box Customer Success Manager and they’ll help you set that up. For more information and the full details on the new feature, check out our support site.

Let us know what you think of the new multiple email feature in the comments below, or on Twitter @BoxHQ!