Email address publication advice

If you are advertising a contact email address, for example for admissions queries, you are strongly advised not to use your personal email address. There are a number of reasons why we recommend the use of a "generic" email address, rather than a personal address.
  • By using an appropriate generic address such as admissions@ljmu.ac.uk, access to that mail address can be given to a group of people. This allows as many people as required to process the messages, and is not dependant on one particular individual being present.
  • If a personal email address is used, only the owner can access this email. Only in very exceptional circumstances is access given to someone else’s personal mailbox.
  • If an individual’s username was advertised, and that person left LJMU, not only would any emails sent be unavailable, any advertisements published would also be incorrect and need replacing.
  • A generic email address, such as admissions@ljmu.ac.uk is much easier for people to remember than an individuals address.

For further advice and assistance please contact the Planning and Information (PLN) Helpdesk on x5555 or email helpdesk@ljmu.ac.uk

PLN will in most cases setup additional email addresses for groups or users. 

 



Page last modified 11 August 2011.

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