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Sonning Deanery e-mail services


The Guild provides e-mail services and website hosting for all of its branches who wish to use them. This website is hosted on the ODG server, and the Branch provides full e-mail services using standard addresses, described below. For general information, see the Guild FAQ page .

If you know of any changed of e-mail address or any new addresses please inform the Branch Postmaster 

Standard e-mail addresses

These addresses relate to a post rather than a person, and they do not change even if the person holding the post changes. That makes them easier to remember, and also avoids disclosing personal e-mail addresses. The addresses uses a prefix in front of @sdb.odg.org.uk . There are two types of address:

Address type Message goes to Restrictions Who can post Prefix
Officer A particular officer (or officers if a post is shared) No Anyone   See list of officers  
Tower The correspondent of a particular tower No Anyone   See list on towers page 

Branch mailing lists

There are six mailing lists for different groups within the Branch. The address for each is a prefix before @sdb.odg.org.uk

 All lists convert messages to plain text to reduce the risk of hidden links or malware.

Branch list Message goes to Content Restrictions Who can post Prefix
Members All members (and any non-members who regularly take part in Branch activities) who have given an e-mail address Notification of practices, meetings, etc, or other ringing-related information likely to be of interest to members Short messages with no attachments (but may contain links to documents online) Authorised officers members
Towers All tower correspondents Notices and other information relevant to tower captains and secretaries Less restricted, with moderate size attachments Authorised officers towers
Officers All Branch officers Anything related to the organisation & management of the Branch No restrictions, with larger attachments Officers officers
Weddings Members willing to be asked to ring for weddings at Branch towers other than their own Requests to ring for a wedding Short messages with no attachments Tower correspondents weddings
Quarters Members willing to be asked to ring in quarter peals at Branch towers other than their own Requests to ring in a quarter peal Short messages with no attachments Tower correspondents quarters
Young ringers Registered young ringers and their parents Information about events for young ringers Short messages with limited size attachments Youth Officer  

 If you are a member, and you do not receive messages from the mailing list, please contact the Branch Postmaster .

If you are a member (or non-member interested in Branch ringing) and not on the mailing list, please contact the Branch Postmaster .

If you would like to volunteer to help out with wedding ringing, see details .

 If you would like to volunteer to help out ringing quarter peals, see details .

 Please inform the Branch Postmaster if your e-mail address changes.

Tower mailing lists

On request, the Branch will provide individual towers with e-mail lists for their members. Several towers already use this facility. The address for each is a prefix before @sdb.odg.org.uk .

Tower list Message goes to Restrictions Who can post Prefix
Any individual tower Members of a the particular tower (and friends at the tower's discretion) Can be applied or not, to meet the tower needs Normally members of the list, but can be restricted if required by the tower As agreed when the list is set up

 If you manage a tower list and change someone's address, please inform the Branch Postmaster so the members list can also be updated.

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