Some groups (and meetings) have set up anonymous email addresses named after their real-world meeting. This allows them to publish a contact method, and reply to it, without exposing any individual’s identity; it also allows them to share access to the communications, and to transfer the handling of the group’s communications between people — for example, as Trusted Servants rotate in and out of their service terms.
While not difficult for individual groups to set this up, you may find your group name already taken. We have, therefore, decided to offer email accounts for local groups in the @aasfmarin.org domain for those who want it. Some advantages:
- Your preferred address on other email services may already be taken.
- We can reset the password if it gets lost and no in-account recovery options are accessible.
- We can offer other account-related tech support which, while still limited, is more than what’s available for a free email account.
- These are full-fledged Google accounts, with shareable access to all the other services and functions that come with a Gmail account.
- It may help with your Seventh Tradition digital contribution strategy.
The email address format is: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is to ensure the addresses are unique, informative, and understandable.
Whether your group chooses to utilize this service is entirely up to its members, however, please take a group conscience as part of your decision making process.
To request an aasfmarin.org email account for your group, please fill out this Group Email Address Request form. Once you submit it, a volunteer or staff member will respond with your account details and will be available for help in getting set up.