How to log in if you don't have an email address
Our new SHYAC website requires that each person has a unique email
address to login. This presents a problem for some of our family
memberships, especially where a family only has one email address or a
child member doesn't have their own email. Our system allows us to
bundle the family memberships and have an adult administrator for the
whole family. That administrator can login and update details for any
member of the family bundle.
What we have done to work around the problem where a family member doesn't have their own email address is to create a pseudo (pretend)
email address in the form of email@example.com and
then have a forwarder to your family bundle administrator's address.
This means each individual family member listed in our SHYAC membership
bundle can log in themselves.
To give you an example: The Simpson family has three children in SHYAC
but only two email addresses for them all. Marge is the mother and is
the SHYAC Family Bundle Administrator. Her email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Simpson has an email address
email@example.com but her brother Bart doesn't have one now (he did
but was banned) and neither does her baby sister Maggie.
So to enable each of the Simpson family members to be registered and
login SHYAC sets up two new email addresses on its system
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com SHYAC then
places a forwarder so that all email to these pseudo addresses is sent to
Lisa Simpson can log in with her password and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Bart Simpson can log in with his password and the email address email@example.com
If Maggie was old enough to type she could also log in with her password and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa will get any SHYAC email messages intended for her at email@example.com but Bart and Maggie's messages will be forwarded to Marge's email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's say the father Homer Simpson was feeling left out. Marge could
log in as the Family Bundle Administrator with her password and her email email@example.com and then
add Homer's membership details with his email address
Likewise if Bart eventually gets his own email address then Marge could
login as the Family Bundle Administrator and change the existing
firstname.lastname@example.org to his new one email@example.com His SHYAC emails would then go to that new address.
The Family Bundle Adminstrator may get some duplicate messages but they will generally have the child's name at the top so they can tell who the message is for.
Hope that explanation helps. The software we are using has many
advantages but this is a problem and the programmers are working on
changes to this unique email login but at the moment we have to use