Member Splash Premium customers get limited email accounts and forwarders (also known as aliases) as part of your service plan. You can manage them directly from your Member Splash dashboard under the Manage Email tab.
NOTE: We initially configure your account so that only users with the Board level role can access the email settings. If you are logged in with a Board level account you can choose to grant access to the email settings to other user roles, such as the club manager. You can fine grain the access they are allowed. Ex: You can allow them to view the email accounts and forwarders that are configured (not actually access the accounts, just see what accounts exist) but not allow them to modify accounts.
To manage your existing email accounts and add new ones click on the Manage Email menu and then on the Email Accounts tab. If you have any email accounts configured they will be listed. To add a new account click on the blue Add Email Account button.
Add an Email
To add an email simply put the email address you would like to use and a password. If you would like an initial welcome email sent to the new address with instructions on connection settings check the Send Welcome Message box.
If you have existing email accounts you can change the password or delete the account.
Your Member Splash Premium subscription also includes limited email forwarders. To add or delete email forwarders click on the Email Forwarders tab.
Question: What is an Email Forwarder?
Answer: An email forwarder (also known as an alias) is an email address that simply forwards messages on to another address. There is not an actual inbox for the email address and you can not send messages from that address. Many clubs use email forwarders so that board members do not have to check multiple accounts. They simply receive their pool emails at the same email address they already use.
Example: Bob Smith is president of the pool this year. His personal email address is email@example.com. The pool creates an email alias for the address firstname.lastname@example.org that forwards on to Bob’s personal address. Bob doesn’t need to set up anything new, but when he replies to a message sent to email@example.com the reply comes from his personal address.
If you have any existing forwarders they will be listed on this screen. Click the blue ADD EMAIL FORWARDER button to create a new one. For Forward Type choose Email. For Forward to Email Address put the destination email you would like the messages forwarded to.
Two things to note:
- You can not edit an existing email forwarder. If you have a new board president and want to send messages addressed to president@ to that person you will need to delete any existing forwarders for president@ and create a new one.
- You can have multiple email forwarders for the same address. For example, if you an address like firstname.lastname@example.org you might want that to send copies to several different board members. Simply add as many forwarders as you need.