Generic address vs. delivery address

There are two basic types of mail addressing:

1) An email address (generic address) that is independent of where the addressee's mailbox is located. Only the following information is contained in this address:

  • for employees: First name.Surname@tuwien.ac.at or First name.Middle part.Surname@tuwien.ac.at (or as a historical variant, which may not always be unique) First name.Surname+OrgUnit@tuwien.ac.at with all subforms according to the concept of mail addressing)
    • "First name" is the first of possibly several first names,
    • "Surname" is the last of any multipart surnames,
    • (optional) "Middle part" is an optional addition which serves to distinguish between persons of the same name,
    • (optional) "OrgUnit" is the name of an institute or service institution in the "E "+identifier form (e.g. E366, E020C), only for the historical form and for persons who were active at the TU Wien before 23.4.2009,
    • and the fact that the person is employed at the TU Wien
  • for alumnis (graduates): First name.Surname@alumni.tuwien.ac.at or First name.Middle part.Surname@alumni.tuwien.ac.at
    • "First name" is the first of possibly several first names,
    • "Surname" is the last of any multipart surnames,
    • (optional) "middle section" is an optional addition which serves to differentiate between graduates with the same name.
  • for students: e9999999@student.tuwien.ac.at or Firstname.Surname@student.tuwien.ac.at or First name.Middle part.Surname@student.tuwien.ac.at
    • "First name" is the first of possibly several first names,
    • "Surname" is the last of any multipart surnames,
    • (optional) "middle section" is an optional addition which serves to differentiate between students with the same name,
    • "Matriculation number"

The generic address is very suitable for business cards, stationery and as sender address (from field) for your own mails.
Another generic variant is addressing to a function: Mailing lists via "Functions"

2) One or more delivery addresses for email that specify on which computer and under which mailbox name (user name) the addressee wants to read or forward his mail. These delivery addresses usually contain a specific computer name as well as a specific mailbox name (account name), which may be affected by changes.

The mail delivery addresses of the mailbox service (upTUdate) automatically assigned for new employees since April 2009 cannot be reached in the initial setting from outside the TU Wien (they are only used internally as forwarding destination). Especially for the webmail service, the delivery address is automatically set as the sender address. The generic address must be entered here in order to receive emails from outside the TU Wien!

It is also advisable to suppress the delivery address in the TISS address book in the display so that this address is not used accidentally.