SCA Inc. discontinues Known World Mail

Effective February 1, 2015, the SCA is discontinuing its Known World Mail, a hosted mail service previously offered to SCA members.

Greetings from the office of the Vice President for Information Management
and Technology for SCA, Inc.

The official announcement follows:

Good gentles,
 
The Known World Mail (KWM) service was established by SCA Corporate many years ago, in a time when mail services were commodities, and not commonly available without considerable expense. As expected, technologies and market adoption have both matured over time. Today, free and inexpensive mails service options from providers like Google, Yahoo, AOL and many others abound. Of course, as an organization, we have no desire to compete with such abundant offerings, nor to fail in protecting information members have entrusted to us.

Given its many years of service, we believe the Known World Mail service has exceeded its intended lifespan, and are now preparing to decommission it. This message is intended to serve as notice of this action.

Users with active KWM mailboxes were previously informed via direct e-mails earlier today.

With the exception of the mail domain supporting the SCA College of Heralds [heraldry.sca.org], the SCA, Inc. mail server will discontinue hosted mail operations (e.g. KWM) effective February 1, 2015. Please note: The root mail domain SCA.ORG was previously migrated to a commercial hosting service and will not be impacted by this action.

Thank you for allowing us to have served you.

Thank you,

Michael Schneider
M.Sc. CINS, CCISO, CISSP-ISSEP, CHFI, CEH
Vice-President, Information Management & Technology
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
it@sca.org

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.