State of Tennessee Makes E-Mail EasierMonday, March 30, 2009 | 12:21 pm
NASHVILLE – The State of Tennessee is making it easier to send electronic mail to state employees with new, shorter e-mail addresses. The transition to more customer-friendly e-mail addresses for executive branch employees was made overnight March 29.
E-mail addresses that ended “@state.tn.us” now end “@tn.gov” for simplicity and consistency with the state’s Web site, www.TN.gov. For example, the e-mail address email@example.com is now firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Anything we can do to simplify communications between citizens and state employees is a step forward in accessibility for Tennesseans and others doing business with the State of Tennessee,” Chief Information Officer Mark Bengel said. “We’ve made great progress over the past six years that makes it easier for citizens to do business with the state and this is another step forward in that effort.”
E-mail addresses for members of the Tennessee General Assembly and other government employees that use a different domain are not affected.
The change requires no new expenditure and will not interrupt e-mail delivery for anyone who continues to use the former, longer address.
"The prior e-mail addresses will continue to reach recipients until the transition is complete to ensure there is no interruption in communications,” said Bengel.
Tennesseans can go online at www.TN.gov to renew drivers’ licenses or professional licenses, file sales and use taxes, register a business, search for criminal background information and more.