Email Alias Policy

Mail aliases (we do not host real mail spools due to limited resources) on the @gnome.org domain are a benefit reserved to GNOME Foundation members. Aliases are automatically created for every GNOME Foundation member. Updating the e-mail address the alias should relay to can be done by logging in with your account HERE.

Resetting your password

If you don't know your password when accessing the link above, you can have it reset by using:

$ ssh -l $USERNAME account.gnome.org

Where $USERNAME is your $USERNAME@gnome.org. You will be sent an email to the address your alias is configured to at that time.

Further Help

If you still don't know how to access this resource, please mail <accounts AT gnome DOT org> asking for more details.

Rules

gnome.org e-mail aliases are provided for the convenience of GNOME Foundation members and to facilitate the operation of the GNOME Project. The GNOME Board has the right to revoke aliases at any time for any reason. Types of e-mail that it is inappropriate to use a gnome.org alias in include:

  1. E-mail sent for commercial purposes.
  2. E-mail that reflects badly on the GNOME project, including, but not limited to harassing mail, offensive mail, personal attacks, and attacks on competing projects.
  3. E-mail that misleadingly attempts to portray the official positions of the GNOME project.

Use common sense. If you have doubts whether you should send mail from your gnome.org account, use a different account. If your e-mail might be interpreted as an official statement about GNOME positions, include a disclaimer.

Mail aliases configuration

These clients are known to allow explicit From headers, which allows your email to appear as being from your aliases.

Mail clients

Client Name

Works with gnome.org alias

Instructions

Thunderbird

Yes

Link

Evolution

Yes

Link

KMail

Yes

Link

Mutt

Yes

Link

Free Web Based Offerings

Client Name

Works with gnome.org alias

Instructions

GMail/Google Mail

Yes

Link

Yahoo! Mail

No

MSN Hotmail

No

Evolution

To set an E-Mail Alias in Evolution, you simply create a new account with the following properties:

  • E-mail Address: email alias (e.g name@gnome.org)

  • Receiving Email: none
  • Sending Mail: the one provided by your service provider
  • Set the other Sending Mail properties, as requested by your service provider

Thunderbird

To set up an e-Mail Alias in Thunderbird, you should:

  • create an account for the email address that receives the redirected emails. (e.g Gmail or any other mail provider like GMX)
  • Once done, go to Edit --> Account Settings (or Tools --> Account Settings), and select the account you just created.

  • At the bottom right corner, click Manage Identities. Click on Add, and then fill in your name and your alias (e.g name@gnome.org).

  • Click OK, and you're all set!

GMail's Web UI

Note: you will need your own SMTP server for this to work as GMail does not offer relaying emails through smtp.gmail.com anymore

If you are not using any particular desktop mail client but the GMail's web interface, you should:

  1. Open mail.google.com

  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to Accounts and Imports
  4. Look at Send mail as

  5. Click on Add another email address that you own

  6. Type the @gnome.org address and select "Consider this email as an alias"
  7. Add your custom SMTP server (and its authentication) as Gmail does not offer relaying emails through smtp.gmail.com anymore
  8. In the case you want to send out an email from your @gnome.org address, on the New mail form make sure to select the @gnome.org address

AccountsTeam/MailAliasPolicy (last edited 2016-01-24 21:56:19 by TobiasMueller)