Provide e-mail addresses for members and volunteers
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Via G Suite, we could provide e-mail addresses for members and contributors without it costing us anything. I'm thinking we should use something on the form of example@friv.wikipedia.no – "friv" for "frivillig" (volunteer). Since we're using G Suite, they'll work like normal Gmail accounts. The reason we should use this form and not just example@wikipedia.no is to make it clear to recipients of emails that the person they're getting emails from is a volunteer that doesn't necessarily represent Wikipedia.

Kjetil added a subscriber: Kjetil.Feb 9 2018, 4:48 PM
jeblad added a subscriber: jeblad.EditedFeb 11 2018, 4:05 PM

It should be made very clear to the users that this comes with elevated rights for those that admin the e-mail account, inclusive their ability to wipe the volunteers devices.

G Suite Administrator Help : Manage user devices from an Android device (subpoint "Wipe a device’s data")

Yes, thank you @jeblad, very good point. For those that want one of these I'll make a standardized text explaining these caveats, including what administrators are and aren't capable of doing.

jhsoby-WMNO edited projects, added WMNO-General; removed WMNO.Feb 16 2018, 12:33 PM
jhsoby-WMNO moved this task from In progress to Blocked on the WMNO-General board.Mar 12 2018, 3:00 PM

The technical aspects of this are all set up and ready to go, but there are some other considerations, especially privacy (keeping GDPR in mind) and policy (what should be the criteria for getting an e-mail like this) that need to be sorted out. This is something we need to think more about how to figure out, so putting it on the back-burner for now.