Because HamClubOnline does not require someone to have an Amateur Radio license to be a club member, there had to be some unique way to identify people. We chose to use e-mail addresses as the unique method to identify people. Event tracking, club elections, newsletters, etc. require a unique method to function properly. HCOL encourages people to establish an e-mail address for each member, especially in this day in age. Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook all offer good e-mail services at no cost. If your members insist on using the same e-mail together and they are on a provider that allows sub-addressing, Gmail for example, HCOL accepts this method to differentiate users within the same main e-mail mailbox. For more information on sub-addressing, see this article on Wikipedia or review the IETF RFC 5233.
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