[thelist] Asking for email address twice

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 12:46:44 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> wrote:
> I did a database conversion a year or so ago where the specification
> called for unique email addresses.  I quick database query showed that
> there were a number of instances where the same email address belonged
> to different people at different times.

That's a good point. This happens all the time at universities. You
generally get a 6 mo "grace period" after graduation, after which your
email address goes back into the pool of email addresses available.
Theoretically within only a couple of days the same address could
belong to two different people (assuming the IT dept doesn't have a
policy of waiting another x months after the email address has been
shut off before it can be reassigned).

Matt Warden
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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