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Verizon is shutting down the Yahoo Groups discussion system in mid-December. Meanwhile, join our current Yahoo Groups following the instructions below. We'll get you transitioned to our new provider.

We use email lists on the Yahoo Groups system.

Yahoo requires that each request to add a new email address be initiated and confirmed via the desired email address. You email Yahoo and then respond to each confirmation message. (Note: Gmail treats confirmation messages from rival Yahoo as spam -- click "More" in the left-hand menu to find the hidden Spam folder in Gmail.)

If you are on your hp.com or hpe.com email account, forward a link to this page to your personal email account and apply from there.

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.com or @hpe.com email address -- you will lose that address when 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.

We've found that company, professional association, and university alumni email addresses do not work well for HPAA. All of our emails are moderated by the HPAA team. However, the topics we discuss can look suspicious to anti-spam systems and firewalls -- and therefore be automatically discarded before reaching your email account. 

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 new account.)

Do not send as an attachment. Your application will not reach us.


1.  To:      Copy-and-paste all four of the addresses in yellow into the "TO" field of a new email message.

hpalumniassn.membership@gmail.com;             hp_alumni_association-subscribe@yahoogroups.com; hp_alumni_finance-subscribe@yahoogroups.com;   hp_alumni_benefits-subscribe@yahoogroups.com            

    

Be sure to include all four 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. 


2.  Subject:   

Please put "change" then your name in the subject line of your message

Please use the form of your name that you would use on a name badge i.e. "Bill Hewlett" rather than "William R. Hewlett" and use upper and lower case.

Subject:   change John Example


3.  Message    Copy-and-paste the questionnaire in yellow into the body of a new email message. Fill in the answers and send. (We read your answers to qualify applications and better understand our membership. We do not publish a member directory. No member information is sold or shared by the HPAA.)

 C1. Name: __
 
2. Previous email address or addresses you may have used for HPAA: __

  

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Before sending the email, please verify that you are sending to all four of the email addresses given in yellow:

hpalumniassn.membership@gmail.com
hp_alumni_association-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
hp_alumni_finance-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

hp_alumni_benefits-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Verizon is shutting down the Yahoo Groups discussion system in mid-December. Meanwhile, join our current Yahoo Groups following the instructions above. We'll get you transitioned to our new provider.

What happens next?

You will be sent three automatic confirmation messages from Yahoo with the subject lines:

"Please confirm your request to join hp_alumni_association

"Please confirm your request to join hp_alumni_finance

"Please confirm your request to join hp_alumni_benefits"

Check your email for the confirmation messages, including your spam folder.  (In Gmail, look under each tab. Then click "More" in the left-hand menu to find the hidden Spam folder.)

Send a separate blank reply to each of the three "Please confirm your request" emails.  Do not click on the links in a confirmation email just send a blank reply to each one. (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 your employer's internal systems and in the following few weeks. You don't have to wait for membership approval to use it.  ASAP Checklist

 

Approval

Our volunteer team will process your request typically within 48 hours. If there is a problem, you will get an email.

By joining, you agree to accept the terms of the HPAA Membership and Posting Agreement.

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

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