Electronic Post Office (EPO)

Stony Brook University maintains an electronic post office (EPO) for all students, faculty and staff. The EPO is essentially a mail forwarding device that allows everyone at the University to have the same generic email address (@stonybrook.edu) so that no matter what email system Stony Brook may adopt or what domain names change, people will still receive their email. Please note that you must be on the campus network to view or update this service. 

About the Stony Brook University Electronic Post Office

The EPO automatically routes email messages addressed to firstname.lastname@stonybrook.edu to a specific University email address/inbox (e.g. bob.jones@stonybrookmedicine.edu) on whatever University email system is used.

Who Has an EPO?

Everyone at the University should be using their EPO address as their primary email address in important SB systems such as SOLAR and Blackboard.

Where to Use It?

It is recommended that the EPO address be used on business cards and stationery, but users should check to see what their EPO address actually is before having these materials printed.

How Do I View My EPO?

Individuals may confirm their EPO address in the SOLAR System under Security and Personal Data > Email Addresses as the Campus Email Address.

Additional Considerations

Naming Format

For most people, their EPO address is firstname.lastname@stonybrook.edu, however this is not true for those with common names.
In these cases, there may be a slight variation (e.g. firstname.middleinitial.lastname@stonybrook.edu
or firstname.lastname.1@stonybrook.edu).

Changing EPO Settings

Stony Brook's current EPO allows anyone besides Stony Brook Medicine employees to update their own information at any time. To do so, go to https://adam.cc.sunysb.edu/epo.html, choose the "Mail forwarding" radio button and enter your Stony Brook ID and birthdate to authenticate. This will allow you to update your EPO mailbox to which emails addressed to firstname.lastname@stonybrook.edu should be sent. Stony Brook Medicine employees are not permitted to change or update their EPO entry. Any mail addressed to these employees at their @stonybrook.edu address will wind up in their @stonybrookmedicine.edu inbox.

Choosing Your Default Mailbox

By default, this mailbox is your campus email account (Microsoft Exchange for Stony Brook Medicine students and employees, Google Apps for Education for nearly everyone else, or another valid Stony Brook University email account). If you have more than one Stony Brook University email account, the default mailbox will be the account that was created first.

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