If you have a BU Google Apps account and wish to change your display name – the name seen by recipients of your emails – the following steps will allow you update this information in Google Mail:

  1. Sign in to Google Mail at https://www.bu.edu/google
  2. Enter your BU login (your BU email address without the @bu.edu) and Kerberos password.
  3. Click the gear icon, then the See All Settings option in the right corner of the screen.
  4. Click the Accounts tab in the top section of the Settings page.
    The Settings page has the Accounts tab as its fourth tab from the top menu bar.
  5. In the “Send mail as” section, click edit info.
    "Send mail as" is the second option below "Change Account Settings" on the Settings page. To the right of it is the "Edit info" button.
  6. An “Edit email address” pop-up window will open. Click on the second radio button under the “Name” field and add the name you wish to display when sending messages.
  7. Click on Save Changes.  Once your changes have been saved, sent emails will display your updated name.

Please note: Your original Boston University email address will remain unchanged.  This process changes your display name only.