Alan_Brown wrote:In my experience, the MLS addresses are the most out of date and inaccurate e-mail addresses of the three places mentioned. So sending MLS to LUWS would introduce the most error. On the other hand, the LDS Account e-mail was probably fairly recently verified, since the process of obtaining an LDS Account requires an e-mail verification. So it is probably the most accurate address, and thus is the best choice.
I really doubt that those posting on this thread who have multiple active e-mail addresses are a representative sample of Church membership at large. I can understand why those people would be frustrated with the MLS e-mail address being overwritten by the LDS Account e-mail address, but in most cases this will lead to increased accuracy for the reasons I stated above.
I think you are right on the whole. This probably is the best assumption for a large majority of Church units. However, because of the flood of updated contact info we acquired through Tithing Settlement, I will have to print out the email addresses before this data gets pushed down in order to see how much data we lose. I'm hoping it's not much, but there is a small risk of significant setback.