In order to make it easier to recognize people by username, as well as to conform to industry best standards, your Lesley username will be changed to reflect the following format - firstname.lastname.
For instance, if Thomas Teapot's former username was tteapot6, it will now be thomas.teapot. Thomas Teapot's new email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new username conversion will require you to make a few set-up changes on your computers and devices. The following list contains steps and best practices that will enable your new username conversion.
Before you're converted to the new username
If you are subscribed to any email lists, you might have problems sending messages if it's a subscribers only list. While you still will be able to receive any messages, the email list will not recognize your new email if you try to reply. To correct this issue, you can unsubscribe to the list, and then re-subscribe with the new email address.
Library EBook Collections
If you use the Library EBL Collections and would like to save your bookshelf, please follow these instructions before your account is converted. If you don't follow these instructions, any items and notes you've placed in your Library EBL bookshelf will be lost.
If you use the Library's ebrary bookshelf and would like to recover your ebooks and notes, please contact Ask-A-Librarian at email@example.com.
After you're converted to the new username
Windows users (including dual-boot Mac users)
When you are notified that your username has been changed, you must reboot your computer so that you can log in with the correct information. Once you have logged in with the new firstname.lastname username format, all your information will be transferred to that new profile.
Here are directions on how to switch users and log in with your new username -
Desktop Outlook application
You should be prompted to sign into your email when you open your Outlook application. If you aren't prompted to sign into your Outlook, then follow the links below to find out how to make your Outlook application ask you for credentials:
Note: When you are prompted on the Mac to log into your Outlook application, make sure that you delete everything in the box called User name, including the LESLEY\, then enter the new email address, your password and press the OK button.
Android phone users
Android phones using Exchange ActiveSync don't allow you to edit the username. To add your Lesley email to your phone under the new username, you will have to delete your current Lesley email account on your phone. When the account is deleted you can then add the ActiveSync account back with the new long username. The device will usually auto-detect the settings.
Note: Older Android devices might have to have the server information entered manually. If you’re connecting to your Office 365 email, use outlook.office365.com for your server name. If this doesn't work, you can use the m.outlook.com server address.
If you use the Interview Exchange system for job listings, edit the Interview Exchange Registration page to reflect the new email address. Log in to Interview Exchange with the old email address, click Registration, then Edit Profile. On this page change the email address to the new one. You will also have to input a password.
iOS (iPad and iPhone) users
To add your Lesley email to your iOS device with the new username, you must go into the mail settings, then to the account settings. You must update the email address and the username field with the new long name email address. Ipad users must restart the iPad after updating the username to make sure that the username is changed correctly.
You will just log into LOIS with the new firstname.lastname username. You will not have to make any changes.
You will just log into myLesley with the new firstname.lastname username, once Colleague and the myLesley systems sync. The usual time for the 2 systems to sync is daily overnight. Once your username is created, in the normal course of events you will be able to access myLesley on the following day.
Office 365 SharePoint in Internet Explorer
If you experience an issue with the page not loading when you're trying to log into the Sites link in Office 365 in Internet Explorer, clear your browser's cache. For information about how to clear your browser's cache, see
If you have already created a Qualtrics’ account with your old username, you will have to re-link the account to your new username. Follow these instructions to re-link your account to your new username -