Traditional mailing list?

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nasfarley88
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Traditional mailing list?

Postby nasfarley88 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:57 am

I'm currently stake clerk and I often find I need to forward emails from church offices or email all my clerks some information. Is there currently any way to have an official church mailing list (such as stake-country-calling@mailinglist.lds.org) based on MLS information? I'm aware of the 'Send a Message' feature on lds.org, but it would be much more helpful if I could send emails on from my tablet/computer without having to leave the email client.

Failing that, is there any specific instruction about using mailing lists? I've looked on lds.org and ldstech.org and not found anything yet.

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Re: Traditional mailing list?

Postby jdlessley » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:59 am

nasfarley88 wrote:Is there currently any way to have an official church mailing list (such as stake-country-calling@mailinglist.lds.org) based on MLS information?

The instruction provided on RKATS at the Meetinghouse Technology section and on the Meetinghouse Technology Policy page, section 4.8.4, prohibits the use of cloud-based services for storing any membership related data.

Depending on how the restrictions in section 4.8, especially section 4.8.3, are interpreted it could be difficult to find a way to maintain a mailing list using e-mail addresses from MLS even on your personal computer.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Re: Traditional mailing list?

Postby RossEvans » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:52 am

jdlessley wrote:Depending on how the restrictions in section 4.8, especially section 4.8.3, are interpreted it could be difficult to find a way to maintain a mailing list using e-mail addresses from MLS even on your personal computer.


The scope of the Meetinghouse Technology Policy is defined in Section 2.1. According to its plain language, the policy applies to "meetinghouses ... unless otherwise stated."

Please cite the language that states where the policy applies to your personal computer. It does not say "unless othewise implied" or "unless otherwise speculated upon in forum comments."

Section 4.8.4, regarding "cloud-based services" is such a case. There the scope is otherwise stated because cloud-based services clearly do not reside in the meetinghouse. I see no such language in section 4.8.3, which refers only to "third-party-software." And that term is itself defined expressly in section 3.10: "Any computer software program that was not created by the Church or is not approved for use on Church computers."

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Re: Traditional mailing list?

Postby russellhltn » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:19 am

nasfarley88 wrote:Is there currently any way to have an official church mailing list (such as stake-country-calling@mailinglist.lds.org) based on MLS information?

There is something like that for people who have ldsmail accounts, but that's very limited - I think Stake Presidents and FHC directors.

So to answer your question, if there is such a service, it hasn't been revealed to us.

You might want to suggest that using the feedback link on the main lds.org page.
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