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Allow secondary/alternate emails for members

Current features:
Each contact/member (company or individual) can only have one email that is used to receive messages.

Desired features:
Allow contacts/member to have multiple emails that can be used to receive emails.

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    WildApricot UserWildApricot User shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    LeBon AbercrombieLeBon Abercrombie shared a merged idea: secondary email  ·   · 
    vinsonkjvinsonkj shared a merged idea: Primary & Secondary E-mail Accounts - Mass E-mails  ·   · 
    tomericktomerick shared a merged idea: Backup email address when primary fails  ·   · 
    OVFOVF shared a merged idea: Additional contact in a profile-for schedulers and secretaries  ·   · 
    John SchroederJohn Schroeder shared a merged idea: Multiple members within a membership  ·   · 
    klmklm shared a merged idea: Alternative to email for minor children  ·   · 
    membershipmembership shared a merged idea: Allow two emails per member  ·   · 
    TeriTeri shared a merged idea: Store additional member emails and use for member recognition  ·   · 

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      • LeBon AbercrombieLeBon Abercrombie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have been waiting for this change since we implemented your system 15 months ago. When we selected your system, this was shown as a upcoming improvement, but now it seems to have dropped off your radar. For us, this is a "bait and switch".

      • webmasterwebmaster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this going anywhere? I ask because this was listed as an enhancement that was to have been in the Sept 2016 bundle/release but then it was pushed to the end of 2016 and now it looks like it's still in the "collecting comments" step.

        This is something that we've needed for the last three years and the members are getting restless.

        Since all the spouses and significant others have added themselves as "contacts" to get around this and we keep going over our allotted number of contacts.

      • vinsonkjvinsonkj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since our website is dedicated to tandem cycling and our members are couples, I would like to have the ability to send e-mails to the "Captain" (primary account holder) and "Stoker" (would be considered a secondary account). Currently I am having to use a sub-account of my personal e-mail to send out e-mails to the entire club (Captains & Stokers).

      • mlacute1mlacute1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In your example you show "home email", would we be able to change email name?

        Otherwise great.

      • Tim FlamanTim Flaman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you're going to do it, allow for more than 1 extra email. Maybe as many as you want or up to 5? Most families have a minimum of 3 email addresses and the kids start to have them as they get older. You might want to push this one to the top of your list as everyone will have to upgrade their plans to accommodate!!

      • Mooring10Mooring10 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What we need: 1 Contact login email address (primary) and many additional email addresses (secondary) for email blasts. The additional email would be for spouses, children, and other relative that would like to receive updates buy neither current or future full members. The email function should have a toggle, "Send to Primary ONLY" and "Send to Primary AND all Alternate email addresses." None of the Alternate addresses should have any logon privileges.

      • tomericktomerick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Most everyone has 2 email addresses - personal and business. It would be great if when the WA system sends an email message to the primary email address that fails to then automatically attempt to send the message to the secondary address. All too often people change jobs and no longer have the business email they used as their primary contact email address - having the backup helps organizations keep in contact with their members.

      • BonnieBonnie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be a great help if the alternate email could be copied on the emailed invoices too.

      • Nicolas SprottiNicolas Sprotti commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Today our member families typically have two emails (one for each spouse). Because WA only allows one email per member/contact we have to use MailChimp for our newsletter and email communication. It is such a pain to sync with MailChimp.
        We've been thinking at work around (1. Use the member bundle function / 2. Create additional contact for the spouse) but they are too cumbersome.

        We need this feature so I can get rid of MailChimp !

        Thank you !

      • EdwigeEdwige commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, Will this proposed design allow 2 members to have the same primary email address ?
        We have junior members who have no email address so their primary email address needs to be their adult carer's one but WA will not let us do that today . As a result we can not benefit from the automatic renewal process in WA today for those junior members.
        Looking forward to having this feature implemented :-)

      • Ray TurnerRay Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We also need this as membership is by family and spouses often need separate emails.

      • Walt BilofskyWalt Bilofsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Katya, yes, my club needs the ability to turn emails on and off for each of the two email addresses, independently.

        But my suggested design gives even more control than that.

        And since it is an extension of an existing setting, it will be familiar to users.

        In our case, we need to create a second member just to have the additional email address. If you implement my design, we could export the existing preferences for the second member, tweak the spreadsheet, and import the preferences back as the preferences for the second email address.

      • LeBon AbercrombieLeBon Abercrombie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very important to our club. We currently have to work around it by maintaining separate contacts for the secondary emails, which is very time-consuming and error-prone. For us, this feature is certainly more important than rewriting the email editing process. Anything you can to to elevate the priority of this item would be greatly appreciated.

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