[On July 3,] CPCUG [told affected members we] will end most member email accounts on or about August 1st, continuing just the few accounts used by active officers and directors.This actually took effect on August 25, 2014.
if you wish --- tell us you want new mail to your old cpcug.org address to be forwarded to a new email account. This last requires that you take at least three steps (as many cpcug members have already done):
• choose the email address to which you want mail forwarded (you may wish to establishing a new email account, and make sure it works for you) then
• register as a CPCUG Member on our website, using that new email address (not your old one); and
• using the Contact Us form on our website, send a request for forwarding, telling us your
(a) name in full;
(b) your old @cpcug.org email address;
(c) whether your CPCUG membership is paid up to date, if you know, and
(d) your new email address to which old mail should be sent (be sure to spell it correctly).
Note that forwarding will not occur unless you send a timely request with all the details listed before the service is ended. Forwarders can be established after August 24, but email sent to the old address after that time will not necessarily wait for forwarding if you request forwarding belatedly. It takes about three days to set up a forwarder, after the cpcug.org email IP address is changed on our new host. That starts after you request it.
Please understand that CPCUG now lacks volunteers to do these steps for you. That shortcoming is the main reason we had change our email.
This change was forced upon us because CPCUG lacks the volunteers to continue our membership wide, no charge email services. That email service also costs us far more than it is worth, and lacks the responsiveness that justified the original partnership.
You are welcome to comment or propose changes on our web page about this change, _after_ you register, see the online FAQ on Registration.
(That registration is entirely separate from Webmail logins.)
Please do NOT bother the CPCUG Office if you have issues with this development. Instead please comment as just described or use the website's Contact Us message if you wish to raise concerns or problems. There may be unavoidable delays and impersonal responses, since only one volunteer is available to do all of this responding.
There are a surprising number of alternative no-fee email accounts now available, so the need for this CPCUG sponsored service is much diminished. Most member's internet service providers and many cell-phone companies offer one or more email accounts along with the internet connections they provide; virtually all such accounts include webmail (that is secure access via the internet). In addition there are many third-party services offering free email, such as gmail, hotmail and yahoo. Those who wish can even buy special features, such as encryption or anonymous access.