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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com is much easier for people to remember than an individuals address.
For further advice and assistance please contact the IT Services (ITS) Helpdesk on x5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ITS will in most cases setup additional email addresses for groups or users.