An email address that has no associated business name is one of the most common problems facing employees in Israel.
And while it’s not illegal, it’s highly frowned upon.
An email account without a business name can cause a number of problems for an employee’s work experience, since the Israeli government is legally required to label them as such.
But that’s not the case for an email address with a business owner’s name attached.
In Israel, the Israeli Telecommunications Authority (ITA) has issued a new policy to clarify this and other issues regarding email addresses, and it recommends that businesses remove email addresses with an email service provider’s name from their websites.
“Email addresses with the [email service provider] name will be considered as a business email address, which will be recognized by the [ITA],” an ITA spokesperson told Haaretz.
“But an email containing the [name of the email service] provider will not be recognized.”
In addition to a business’s business name, the ITA has added a “business address” that identifies a specific email address.
It is also required to include the name of the organization, which must be at least 10 characters long.
In addition, an email with an entity’s name will no longer be considered a business address, as well.
“If you have an entity, please be careful not to use the same email address for multiple entities or for email accounts belonging to multiple users, including email accounts for people in the same household,” the ITAS website states.
“It will not work as intended.”
According to the ITAs website, email addresses can still be included on websites as long as they do not contain the email address of an organization.
“An email account with the email of a [email address] provider or a business account with a name of [email provider] will not have any effect on the organization’s business identity,” the website reads.
“An email address will only be recognized if it has the same domain name as the domain of the [entity].”
The ITAs policies have been in place since June 2014, when the ITAA decided to establish a new code of conduct.
As of February 2017, the organization has been issuing new guidance on the subject since then.
As of March 2017, nearly 50,000 emails were already certified as being from an email account, according to the ITA.
In addition to the certification of the business addresses, the agency also issued a notification to employees that “an email address must not contain any names of organizations or individuals with an [email] service provider name.”
The ITA did not specify whether the email addresses were for the company’s domain or not.
According to Haaretz, ITAs spokesperson Yael Dror told the newspaper that an email that was not marked as a “non-business email” was not considered a non-business address.
“We do not think the [company’s] domain name is necessary,” Dror said.
“We also do not believe it is necessary for a [business name] email address to have the [Email Service Provider] name.”
But Dror did not respond to an email request for comment.
Another email address-free email serviceIn the same report, the IBA also pointed to a new directive that allows the creation of a new email address without an email provider’s mark.
The directive requires an email “to be completely removed from its business name and all other business-related marks and names, unless the email is being sent to the recipient for a specific purpose,” the IAA said.
This means that an employee could create an email addressed to an organization or a group that has a business entity name, but without an organization’s name.
The IBA clarified that the new directive does not apply to email addresses created by people who are employees or contractors, who are working for the organization and whose email addresses are not associated with the organization.
The agency also clarified that employees should not be required to sign up for a service they do’t need, as long the service is not required by the organization or employees.
The new policy also clarifies that email addresses that have no business name will not qualify for an exemption from the mandate to remove “nonbusiness” email addresses.
The ITA does not currently specify what types of email addresses it will not allow, but the IMA will issue guidelines on the issue at the end of March.