LDS Email account for callings

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morganreyn
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LDS Email account for callings

Postby morganreyn » Mon May 08, 2017 11:26 am

Is there anything in the future that would allow a ward/stake/etc. to have an email address for a specific calling? I know that the .lds gltd is in the works, but it has been years since there have really been any updates that to that. It would be really nice to have the ability to have an email address associated with a calling that could be passed down to the next person who receives the calling. Something like:

wardclerk@myward.lds
bishop@myward.lds.org

or even mailing lists for an organization:

elders-list@myward.lds

I know of many wards that create email accounts for callings and use third-party email servers with email addresses like:

myward_bishop@gmail.com

but I find that messy and would really like a church-sponsored email program for leaders.

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Re: LDS Email account for callings

Postby russellhltn » Mon May 08, 2017 12:23 pm

We're rarely told these kinds of things in advance. There are email addresses (@ldschurch.org) like that for FHCs and FM groups and I believe stake presidents. So it would seem simple enough to expand that process.

I'd imagine one significant issue is working out the names. Looking in CDOL, there are two wards with the name "Springfield 1st Ward". One in Oregon and one in Illinois. Both belong to the "Springfield" stake. It's not until you get to the full name of the stake that you get a unique name.
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Re: LDS Email account for callings

Postby drepouille » Mon May 08, 2017 12:52 pm

There is a letter in letters.lds.org dated 30 Aug 2016 on a related subject. Unit email addresses were replaced with personal email accounts.

To improve communications, the Church is consolidating the number of email addresses recorded in Church systems for members and leaders. The goal is to have only one email address for each individual. Headquarters systems that send communications to leaders will now use only the individual email address specified in the leader’s LDS Account.

Previously, stakes were provided an email address consisting of the unit number @ldsmail.net. These email accounts will be discontinued at the end of 2016. Stake leaders who use these accounts should stop using them and specify a different email address.

Each leader should set a preferred email address by signing in to LDSAccount.lds.org and selecting Contact Settings. On this page, there is also an option to indicate who can see the address in stake and ward directories.

Because emails can be intercepted and read by others, leaders should use caution in sending confidential or sensitive information. Also, because members may send an email to a leader expecting that only the leader will read it, the leader should use a private email account that is not accessed by family members, business associates, or others.
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