Job Seeker Help Center

Why is there an Indeed email on my resume?

Why we provide an email alias: 

When communicating with employers via email, we may provide job seekers with an Indeed auto-generated email address alias to prevent fraud and other misuse of our platform and provide improved services. The email address alias will appear as

If Indeed masks your original email address, an alias email address with the domain will be displayed on the application screen, and communication with employers will take place using the alias email address.

The email communication from employers with your Indeed email alias is still sent to your email inbox.


How your email alias is generated: 

In addition to the email address associated with your Indeed account, if your email provider shares your name by default along with your email address, we generate an alias based on the name.


How to change your auto-generated alias: 

Email aliases are not customizable, however, if your alias is displaying the wrong name we can work with you to have this updated. 

First, follow the steps below to ensure your correct name is listed in your email settings. Next, you can contact our support team and send the screenshot along with the correct name you would like to use. 


How to edit your name in your email account settings:

For Gmail:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings and then Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.
  4. In the Send mail as section, find the address and click edit info.
  5. Check or uncheck Treat as an alias.

For Yahoo Mail:

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account
  2. Click the Settings menu icon > More Settings
  3. Click Mailboxes
  4. Select the account you want to edit
  5. Click under Your name to delete or edit your sending name
  6. Click Save.

For Outlook/Hotmail:

  1. On your computer, open your Hotmail/Outlook
  2. Click the Account menu in the right corner of the screen
  3. Click on My profile
  4. Click on Edit name and Save.
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