UUCPA E-mail Addresses
What kinds of e-mail addresses are managed by the church
There are two kinds of addresses :
- User Account: An email address with a mailbox on the @uucpa.org Google account – usually associated with one person as the intended recipient. Having an @uucpa.org email account means that you will need to log in and check the email on this account or you will need to set up this account to forward emails to your personal email account. If you think you will reliably check a 2nd email account or are comfortable setting up email forwarding, this may work for you.
- Group: An email address used to distribute messages to a group, with additional processing that supports filters, moderators, digests, and archives. Each group can have an email list. The messages are passed to everyone in the group and will be sent to their personal email address of choice. This is the preferred choice.
- Group Owner Email Address: Group owners can be contacted using the following email address format: <group>+firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails to the Group Owner Email Address go only to the email addresses of users who are designated as owners of the group.
- Group Manager Email Address: Group managers can be contacted using the following email address format: <group>+email@example.com. Emails to the Group Manager Email Address go only to the email addresses of users who are designated as managers of the group.
Why should I use a UUCPA Address instead of my own email?
Use a UUCPA address (either User, Group, or Group Owner) whenever you want to put a contact email in your announcement, on your web page, etc. “For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org”. Incoming email is filtered for spam and viruses and then automatically forwarded to you.
Information that is published on the church web site is available to everyone in the world who has a computer and a browser. Not everyone using the Web has good intentions. Spammers regularly scan the Web for addresses. Using the UUCPA email address gives a measure of privacy and spam protection.
For groups or activities that are ongoing and change leader, the Group Address provides a consistent contact address.
How do I request a User Email Account?
If you have decided that you are willing to log in and reliably check the email on a 2nd email account or you are comfortable setting up this account to forward emails to your personal email account this, may work for you.
Contact email@example.com to request a User account on the @uucpa.org domain. In your request email, please describe the purpose of the new user account.
How do I request a Group Email Address for my group or activity?
If you would like a @uucpa.org email address that can be used for a group distribution list or just need to provide a contact email address that will forward messages to your personal email address, a Group email address is a good approach. Info on requesting a Group email address can be found here: Group Email Lists.