Transition to new Texas Education Agency email address format

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Last month, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) officially launched a revised version of our agency website. This launch brought with it a new and shorter website URL: tea.texas.gov.
As part of the next phase in this transition, the agency will be moving to utilize that shorter URL within every agency email address.

Beginning Dec. 15, 2014, TEA email addresses will transition from the current format of Firstname.Lastname@tea.texas.gov to the shorter Firstname.Lastname@tea.texas.gov.

Please note that any email your district receives from TEA staff will begin coming from “@tea.texas.gov” on that date. I want to stress that both the old email format and new email format will still work in communicating with our agency staff. However, I would encourage changing to the new and shorter format as soon as possible.

In addition, please alert your IT department of this transition to allow the new domain of “@tea.texas.gov” through any spam filters your district may have.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the email transition (or have comments regarding the new agency website), please feel free to contact TEA Communications at teainfo@tea.texas.gov (through Dec. 14), teainfo@tea.texas.gov (beginning Dec. 15) or calling (512) 463-9000.

Sincerely,

Michael Williams
Commissioner of Education