M365: Change Default Primary Email Address

Instructions: Change Default Primary Institution and Email Address to anokaramsey.edu or anokatech.edu

Your primary email is the address displayed as your FROM: address on all email.



  1. Go to starid.minnstate.edu and select Sign into Profile.

      2. Log in with your StarID and StarID password.

      3. Select the Office 365 Contact tab and then select Contact Card.


  • Note: If your contact primary email is already set to the following:
    • Employees: first.last@anokaramsey.edu / anokatech.edu
    • Students: first.last@my.anokatech.edu or first.last.#@my.anokaramsey.edu
  • You don't have to do anything, stop here.
  • If the primary email is set to something different, continue with step 4.

       4. Select a new primary email. The primary email selected also determines the default institution.

  • This change may take 2-4 hours to change in the M365 system

  • If you are an Employee:
    • Click on 'Select New Employee Contact Card' and select your Anoka-Ramsey or Anoka Tech email address:
    • first.last@anokaramsey.edu / anokatech.edu
  • If you are a Student:
    • Click on Select New Student Contact Card and select your Anoka-Ramsey or Anoka Tech email address:
    • first.last@my.anokatech.edu or first.last.#@my.anokaramsey.edu


This article is used to inform users of how to set their default email address.  

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