[wplug] Availability of vanity WPLUG.ORG e-mail forwarding addresses for members
pat at lectroid.com
Tue Mar 26 17:00:45 EDT 2013
We're pleased to announce the availability of vanity WPLUG.ORG e-mail
forwarding addresses for WPLUG members! This service is offered at no
cost to all WPLUG members in good standing, and will provide you with a
WPLUG.ORG e-mail alias (in the form "<yourname>@wplug.org") that people
will be able to use to reach you no matter what e-mail service you
happen to be using. You can choose what address you want to have, and
we can set your vanity e-mail forwarding address to forward to whatever
other e-mail address you choose.
This is a membership benefit that was suggested in a response to the
recent CRW survey.
This offer is subject to several conditions - the "TL;DR" summary of
this is, "Use common sense" - but in particular:
1. Your choice of e-mail alias is subject to availability - you may not
choose as your alias the same name as a user account or alias currently
active on the WPLUG.ORG server (meaning, accounts that can actually log
into the server, not wiki usernames), someone else's WPLUG wiki username
(it's perfectly fine to request your own wiki username as an e-mail
alias), or a vanity alias currently in use by another member.
Availability is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
2. You may not choose an e-mail alias name that could cause confusion
about who you are, or the nature of your affiliation with WPLUG. For
instance, you may not choose an alias such as "sysadmin at wplug.org",
"wplug-leader at wplug.org", "barackobama at wplug.org", etc.
3. Your chosen e-mail alias must be within the bounds of good taste and
must not tend to reflect poorly on the image of WPLUG. I will not
provide any examples here of possible e-mail alias names that might
violate this rule, but I'm sure you can think of some...
4. The determination about whether a requested e-mail alias meets
requirements 2 and 3 above shall be at WPLUG's sole discretion. WPLUG's
determination on these matters is final.
5. If you choose to use your WPLUG.ORG vanity e-mail alias as the
"From:" address on e-mails you send, it is your responsibility to
determine how to configure your e-mail client to do this. WPLUG can not
provide SMTP transport for your e-mail messages - in other words, you
can not use the WPLUG.ORG server as your SMTP server - you must use your
own SMTP server, or whatever SMTP server your service provider or ISP
provides for you. If the SMTP server you are using will not accept
messages that use your WPLUG.ORG e-mail address as the sender address,
WPLUG is unable to assist you in resolving this.
6. Your WPLUG.ORG e-mail forwarding address does not include shell,
IMAP, or POP access to the WPLUG server, or an actual mailbox on the
server - this is a forwarding service only.
7. The WPLUG.ORG e-mail server implements various anti-spam and
security measures. It is unlikely that these will affect your ability
to have e-mail messages forwarded through the vanity e-mail alias
program. However, in the event that these measures do negatively impact
your use of the service, it is unlikely that we will be able to change
them to accommodate you.
8. You may not use your WPLUG.ORG vanity e-mail alias, or the e-mail
forwarding service, for unlawful activities, to disrupt anyone's ability
to use their computers and/or networks, or for any other activities
which may reflect poorly on the image of WPLUG. WPLUG's determination as
to whether your use of the service meets the requirements of this
provision is final.
9. While we do not anticipate this occurring, WPLUG reserves the right
to terminate any member's vanity e-mail forwarding address, or to
terminate the entire vanity e-mail forwarding address offering, if it
becomes disruptive to WPLUG's ability to operate or deliver services
from the WPLUG server, or causes WPLUG to incur additional expenses.
10. Each member may have only one WPLUG.ORG vanity e-mail forwarding
address. You will be able to change the forwarding destination for your
e-mail alias if you change e-mail providers in the future, but we
discourage changing the actual alias - these vanity aliases are
intended to be a somewhat permanent address, and it is not our intent to
provide "throwaway" e-mail addresses. Requests to change an alias name
will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
11. Your WPLUG vanity e-mail forwarding address is valid only while you
are a member in good standing of WPLUG, and may be removed without
further warning after a 30 day grace period if your WPLUG membership
terminates for any reason.
If you are interested in having a WPLUG.ORG vanity e-mail forwarding
address (or if you ever need to change the forwarding destination of an
existing alias), please send an e-mail to "vanity-alias at wplug.org".
Please include your name (so it may be checked against the WPLUG
membership roster), what WPLUG.ORG e-mail address you desire, and what
e-mail address you wish your messages to be forwarded to. This is a
completely manual process at this time, so we ask for your patience in
processing these requests. In the future, we hope to implement a Member
Information Portal that will (among other functions) allow members to
request or change these e-mail forwarding aliases in an automated way.
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