Email for ILR Online Memberships
Member accounts must have one valid Email address used for communications about the account's registrations, billings, and reminders. We have two account types: single and joint.
- Members having individual Email addresses should use the single account type.
- Two members who share an Email address must use the joint account.
Joint Account Second Email Address
To add the second member to a joint account requires an Email address used to identify the registrations of the second member. This address must be unique within Wild Apricot but need not be an active Email address.
If you like, you may register for GMail service with Google. If not, ILR has created a reserved ILR Email address that you can use but you have to make it unique to our registration service using a GMail trick.
GMail has a convention that allows a household to use a single Email account for mutiple recipients within the household. This technique uses addresses of the form account[email protected] GMail delivers all such mail to the account but the suffix allows the household members to identify mail to them after delivery.
ILR has a reserved Email account [email protected] for this purpose. Member Nick Hamby who does not have an Email account would use the address
Wild Apricot will treat this address as a unique address but GMail will send mail addressed like this to [email protected].
Mail Service Recommendations
ILR strongly encourages each member to subscribe to Gmail and to use a Gmail address rather than a carrier address provided by Cox, Verizon, or ATT. When you change carriers, you may loose the Email account provided by the outgoing carrier. This can happen even when you change cell phone providers or home Internet providers from Verizon to Cox.
ILR strongly recommends that you configure a second email address as a recovery address for the first. For example, I have Apple and GMail addresses and each is configured as the recovery address for the other. If my GMail password goes missing, Google sends the password reset message to my Apple Email.
Use of Microsoft mail services (exchange.com, hotmail.com, office.com, outlook.com) is not currently recommended as Microsoft's offerings are all different and some require paid MS Office Live subscriptions.
Use of Verizon Email is not recommended. With the AOL acquisition, the story at Verizon is unsettled. Migration to Gmail is recommended.
Use of Yahoo Email is not recommended as Yahoo has had significant security issues over the years. Migration to Gmail is recommended.
COX Email Addresses
Cox does not support Gmail style aliases but allows a Cox account to have multiple Emails addresses. The link below takes your to the procedure for adding additional Cox Email addresses.The second link shows how to have Cox forward Email from one address to another.
GMAIL Email Aliases
If you prefer to have a single GMail account for the household, there are two techniques you can use.
Another option is to have valid Gmail addresses for each individual but configure the second address to forward messages to the original address. If not forwarded, the two addresses may be used as recovery addresses for each other.