Email your request
Non-US. (Provides the HPAA services that are useful outside the US. For country-specific
ex-HP networking groups,
see our Worldwide Networking Directory.)
For US, please go
We use the Yahoo Groups system, which has very good privacy. Yahoo doesn't let us just add you to our online forums. You send a short email to Yahoo – and then you reply
to confirmation emails that come back in a minute or two.
Please send an email -- as described
below -- from the personal
email account that you will use for your membership. We do not
accept applications from an HP-related company email address -- i.e.
@hp.com, @hpe.com, @dxc.com, @microfocus.com, etc. This avoids HPAA
emails being inadvertently discarded by a company firewall -- and
you will lose
that address if you leave the company. (If you don't already have a
personal email account, you can get a free Internet email
account in a few minutes.
How to set up a professional email account.)
Please select a single email address to use for all dealings with HPAA. We use your email
address, not your name, to identify you for the various HPAA services. (With
28,000 members, we have many duplicate names.) An email account that sends
challenge replies to incoming emails
does not work for HPAA.
You need to send
your request from the email account that you wish to use for your
membership. (If changing your address, be sure to send the email from your
Do not send as an attachment.
application will not reach us.
Copy-and-paste both of the addresses
in yellow into the "TO" field of a new email message.
Be sure to include both of the email addresses in the "TO" field of your message.
If your email program won't accept the list of addresses, try using
commas instead of semicolons.
Please tell our volunteers what you are requesting:
If you are applying to join, please put "apply" and your name in the subject line of your message,
If you are requesting a change of address, please put
"change" and your name in the subject line of your message,
If you are reinstating your membership, please put
"reinstate" and your name in the subject line of your message.
Please use the form of your name that you would use on a name label –
i.e. "Bill Hewlett" rather than "William R. Hewlett" – and use upper and lower case.
apply John Example
change John Example
reinstate John Example
Copy-and-paste the questionnaire in
yellow into the body of a new email message. Fill in the answers and send:
2. Date you started at HP:__
3. Date you left HP or defined future termination date:__
4. If you joined HP via merger, acquisition, or outsourcing,
enter name of acquired company:__
and date you started there:__
Please double-check the years on the previous questions.
5. Last job title:__
6. Last site/office and the country:__
7. Last division or business unit:__
8. If address change or reinstatement, previous email address you used for HPAA:__
9. If new membership application, please tell us how you heard about the HPAA:__
Before sending the email, please verify that you are sending to
of the email addresses given in yellow:
What happens next?
You will be sent
one automatic confirmation message from Yahoo with the subject line:
"Please confirm your request
to join hp_alumni_association"
If you don't see the confirmation email within an hour,
check your spam or junk folder. (Gmail and other email services
administrative messages from Yahoo as spam. For Gmail,
click "More" in the left-hand menu, then "Spam" to find the
Send a blank reply to the "Please confirm your request" email. Unless you have a Yahoo account, do not click on the "Go to the Yahoo Groups site" link in the confirmation email
– just send a blank reply to it. (The content of your reply is not read by anyone – the email goes to the
Yahoo system, not to us.)
If you are in the process of leaving or being laid off, use the ASAP Checklist right now!
The checklist has advice and mutual help – developed by HPAA members – on the many things you have to do before you
lose access to HPI or HPE internal systems and in the following few weeks.
It is US-centric, but will remind you of things you need to
do -- no matter where you are located. You don't have to wait for
membership approval to use it. ASAP Checklist
Our volunteer team will process your request – typically within 48 hours after you send the replies. If there is a problem, you will get an email.
Upon approval, you will receive
"How to get the most from..."
By joining, you agree to accept the terms of the
HPAA Membership and Posting Agreement.
Questions or comments to:
Join our job-post and networking groups on LinkedIn
Click one of the links below – depending on whether or not you are already a LinkedIn member: