Update: July 29, 2020
The new McGill Username/Email suffix for affiliates, @affiliate.mcgill.ca, has been successfully implemented.
See the IT Knowledge Base article for more information on affiliate accounts.
Update: July 22, 2020
A new date has been set for the implementation of the new affiliate username/email address. Starting on July 29, 2020, new affiliate accounts will take the format firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: July 8, 2020
The creation of the new McGill Username/Email suffix for affiliates, @affiliate.mcgill.ca, has been postponed until further notice as additional testing is required on the myMcgill portal. Further details will be communicated as they become available.
Original message: June 23, 2020
IT Services wishes to advise you of the creation of a new McGill Username/Email suffix for affiliates (Non-McGill staff working in association with McGill).
The new suffix, @affiliate.mcgill.ca will improve security and IT administrative processes by separating affiliate accounts from student accounts, which currently both follow the McGill Username/Email address format firstname.lastname [at] mail.mcgill.ca (or slight variation thereof).
IT Services is raising awareness about the new suffix to ensure that our community recognizes it as a legitimate McGill source. Email scams (phishing) have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and communications from the new email suffix should not be confused with a fraudulent attempt to gain access to sensitive information. Stay safe online and protect your data by following IT security best practices.
The new suffix will be rolled out in phases:
Phase 1: New Affiliate accounts
Beginning on July 8, 2020, the McGill Username/Email address for new accounts will have the new format firstname.lastname [at] affiliate.mcgill.ca.
Phase 2: Existing accounts
The migration of existing accounts will begin this Fall. This announcement will be updated with further details as they become available.