This starts to diverge from the topic, yet Steve's point is part of discussions that I have been involved in. That discussion revolves around the philosophy that we need to contact an individual not an email box and we start talking about a large scale, independent, SIP service or other similar services, where the individual is free to do what they want with contact information and an institution simply points to the person regardless of the communication technology being used. Are serious discussions of this nature happening out there?
University of Utah
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Subject: Re: [IDM] email for life... what domain do you use ?
On 3/3/11 8:54 AM, Barry R. Ribbeck wrote:
thanks to everyone who has responded so far -- this has been very helpful!
> Professional contacts - I want prospective employers and collaborators
> to be able to contact me regarding work and research when I leave Rice
I've actually been surprised that a slight variant of this point hasn't
been highlighted by more people....
during their undergraduate career, a student is likely to develop email
relationships with lots of people; in today's world, many of those
people are at other campuses, and are spread around the world.
if we change the student's email address upon graduation, suddenly
entries representing that person in LOTS of Contacts lists and nicknames
files become invalid, and will bounce. The ex-student could send an
email to all of these people from their new address, contacting them
first -- if they could identify all of these people..... which seems