CPCUG needs to rethink it's email system.
If we move to free memberships, we will need to change our email service and start charging for it. Our email service, as presently configure is unusually expensive, and being subsidized by other CPCUG activities. The main reason for this expense is that we allow practically unlimited storage, and a few CPCUG email users take unjustified advantage of it. They have been asked to reduce their storage voluntarily, but have not all responded.
CPCUG can and should substantially reduce email costs but we need to impose storage limits and require less manual account administration. Our new website makes the last approach viable, should our Board so decide. Since there are a large number of fee email options we may see some fall off in our email box users, but we cannot afford to provide enterprise services for free or even the low fees we charge.
Most private email boxes are limited to 150 megabytes. Why not ours too?