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Can someone from outside Sussex send mail to me, just using my username?

You can always receive email using just your username with added to it, such as in

Members of staff and postgraduates normally have a 'friendly address' of the form:

If you have such an address, it's best to use that in correspondence because it's easier for people to remember.  Your 'friendly address' acts as a pseudonym, and is in fact delivered to your username, though this action is transparent to you and your correspondents.

Please note that undergraduate students do not normally have 'friendly-style' addresses and so are always emailed using their username  FAQ 523 explains this in more detail.

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Created by Caroline House on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Alexander Butler on 5 December 2017