Email Preferences

Email Preferences define end user's ability to change their email address and the associated email notifications when emails are changed. A great deal of Cornerstone workflow is triggered by email functionality. By defining who has the ability to change users emails and where the notification of such changes are to be sent, administrators ensure the appropriate levels of email security and flexibility for their organization. If these requirements vary at different organizational levels, Cornerstone gives you the ability to define email preferences specific to any organizational unit.

To manage Email Preferences, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Core Preferences > Email.

Allow User to Change Email Address

When this option is selected, users have the option to change their email address via My Account. See My Account.

Send Email Notification to Old Email Address After Address Has Changed

When this option is selected, if a user changes their email address via My Account, the system generates an automatic email to the user's old email address, notifying the user that their email address has been changed. See My Account.

Send Email Notification to New Email Address After Address Has Changed

When this option is selected, if a user changes their email address via My Account, the system generates an automatic email to the user's new email address, notifying the user that their email address has been changed. See My Account.

Overwrite Settings

Choose whether to overwrite custom settings for child division OUs. If you choose to overwrite custom settings for child division OUs, the selected settings are applied to both new and existing child OUs. Any previously customized child OUs are updated with the selected settings.

If this option is unselected, then only the child OUs that do not have customized settings will be updated, as well as any OUs that are added in the future.

A child OU that has not been customized always inherits from the parent, regardless of whether this option is selected.

An OU is considered customized if its preferences or settings have been changed.