I have a website I'm administering for a volunteer organization that has a big staff turn over (annually - the team working in 2014 is almost completely different from the team for 2013 as the team for 2012, etc.).
Is it worth while appending a year to the e-mail address, or should I just reassign the same e-mail address each year?
Previous admins have used a pattern of firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org for each year's webmaster.
I'm thinking of changing the pattern to just email@example.com, and reassigning the account to the new chair and resetting the password. It seems this is the way government works (where there's an election every few years and ministers and geographical representatives will change, but the position stays).
The positive I see to appending the year, is that once one year's account gets added to spam list, the next year's is spam free until it gets collected again. The negative I see to appending the year, when the departments are handed over to the new team, they've got no history and any late e-mail coming into firstname.lastname@example.org
With the undated e-mail address, the only negative I can see is the continued spam, but I think that is inevitable. Have I missed anything else?