APS News

February 2001 (Volume 10, Number 2)

APS Creates Email Alias System

APS members who struggle with constantly updating their email addresses as they change employment will be pleased to learn that the Society will now provide all active members with an electronic mail alias to be used for forwarding email to a personal email (target) account. The target account of the alias can be changed at any time, allowing the member to switch email providers, employers or account names without the need to notify multiple contacts of the new email address.

Tracy Alinger, Director of Information Technology, stresses that the service is not an email account. Messages are not stored by the APS, but rather passed through to an email account specified by the member. "This allows a member to permanently maintain an email address of [name]@mailaps.org, as long as that individual remains an APS member," she says, adding that the Society will not sell such email address lists or allow them to otherwise be used for commercial purposes.

To establish an email alias with the APS, visit Member Services. (Have your APS membership number handy.) Alternatively, members may call the APS Membership Department at (301) 209-2180.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

February 2001 (Volume 10, Number 2)

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Articles in this Issue
Council Approves Education Statement
New APS Prize Targets Under-30 Physicists
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Internal and External Reviews Address Problems at Department of Energy
International Desk
APS Creates Email Alias System
The Back Page
Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Media
Ehlers to Reintroduce Controversial Science Education Bill
TIMSS Report Provides International Comparisons in 8th Grade Science and Math
Fall DNP Meeting Features Third Annual Outreach Program for Undergrads
Taking Physics onto the Putting Green
How Much are Those Old Phys Revs Worth, Anyway?
APS Reps Attend Third World Congress of Physical Societies