create an alias for a Teams channel email

Copper Contributor



I find the generated channel email long and not easy to use or communicate to external people ;

Will an alias feature be (someday implemented?


Many thanks for your kind answers,


3 Replies
best response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)



No, currently not. There is an uservoice requesting this but no update for a while and only a few votes. So vote for that and comment.


As a workaround you can create a contact from Office 365 Admin Center, that will create a contact in your tenant that forwards emails to that long strange channel address.




@Linus Cansby 

I'm a little late to the party here ... but an option we've used for this is to set up a shared mailbox, give it an email address and then do a redirect rule to send that email into teams. 


Clearly not an ideal solution, but it works.



@Luis Rodrigues , Seems like these workarounds would provide MS some motivation to allow aliases on a Channel mailbox. Rather than support redundant FREE mailboxes or contact records.