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Recommendations for removing IFAS e-mail aliases:
From a practical standpoint, users receive spam messages to all these various addresses. Support personnel are often asked to explain why these aliases exist and why a user might be getting messages sent to an address which they were not even aware existed and may not wish to have. While some support the branding issue, addresses with “IFAS” are longer and difficult to relate verbally due to the similarity of the “F” and “S” sounds.
Now that GatorLink usernames have been lengthened to 16 characters, those preferring their “oldIFASDOMusername” or some other more suitable name, may request a one-time change [subject to availability].
To assist completion of our e-mail address transition, the ICC recommends the following.
On item #3 Dan Cromer expressed the concern that the Senior Vice-President and Deans wanted old addresses to work indefinitely. Even though the e-mail transition occurred two years ago, Dan didn't think there is sentiment to require a date certain for change to only “@ufl.edu”. Likewise, Dan thinks there will still be sentiment among some people to allow an option to have an “@ifas.ufl.edu” address. Steve Lasley's response to the latter is to note the recommended allowance for an opt-out from final alias removal.
Steve Lasley will take this ICC recommendation to the November ITPAC meeting for presentation to administration.
last edited 9 November 2007 by Steve Lasley