Some groups (or meetings) have set up anonymous email addresses named after their real-world meeting. This allows them to publish a contact method, and reply to it, without exposing any individual’s identity; it also allows them to share access to the communications, and to transfer the handling of the group’s communications between people — for example, as Trusted Servants rotate in and out of their service terms.
We offer email accounts in the @aasfmarin.org domain for those for SF- and Marin-based groups that want them. Some advantages:
- Your preferred address on other email services may already be taken.
- We can reset the password if it gets lost and no in-account recovery options are accessible.
- We can offer other account-related tech support which, while still limited, is more than what’s available for a free email account.
- These are full-fledged Google Workspace accounts, with shareable access to all the other services and functions that come with a Gmail account.
- It may help with your Seventh Tradition digital contribution strategy.
- It can look more official to courts if used for “digital attendance-slip signing”.
The email address format is generally ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ but we may include additional elements like ‘email@example.com’ to ensure the addresses are unique and informative.
Whether your group chooses to utilize this service is entirely up to its members, however, please take a group conscience as part of your decision making process.
To request an aasfmarin.org email account for your group, please email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your name and position at your group (e.g. Secretary, Treasurer, IGR, GSR, etc)
- Your group’s or meeting’s name, day(s), and time(s)
- Which county your group originates in (SF or Marin)
- A statement that a group conscience was taken in favor of this
Once you submit it, a volunteer or staff member will respond with your account details and will be available for help in getting set up.