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I know it kind of sounds absurd to ask. All the SO employees would be having this email address ending with stackoverflow dot com. I was just wondering if I can get this address. or does stackoverflow users get this address, may be once they cross a particular reputation mark.

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Simon is correct here; @stackoverflow.com addresses are not issued based on either reputation or moderator status. – Marc Gravell Dec 18 '11 at 19:28
Thanks Marc, I knew it wont be available to public, It was just wondering, but I hate the ppl answering without manners despite giving a disclaimer. – refhat Dec 18 '11 at 19:38
I disagree that anyone has been rude to you; the answers simply echo the truth: "no", with explanation. In all seriousness, I don't see anyone being rude to you here. Maybe you are misinterpreting the answers? – Marc Gravell Dec 18 '11 at 20:11
@MarcGravell, I am talking about this line: Server administrators probably have enough on their hands without dealing with your email problems and trying to setup a system for tons of people AND Stack Overflow is a Q and A site, not an email provider. and did I not mention that in my question description – refhat Dec 18 '11 at 20:15
I don't think that is meant to be insulting - it is reality. Our mail address is maintained by our own admins, but this is simply not their core duties. Having to handle non-employee email accounts would be additional and unnecessary overhead. This is simply reality. – Marc Gravell Dec 18 '11 at 20:31
@MarcGravell Thanks Marc, I will take that, going to close this topic, Have a good day – refhat Dec 18 '11 at 20:49
That wasn't meant to be rude or insulting, it's just telling you how things are – Simon Sheehan Dec 19 '11 at 2:15

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Rep does not give you a stackoverflow.com email address.

I can imagine that moderators would get one, but don't know for certain.


As the comment by @Fezziwig (?) below and the answer by Simon Sheehan show, moderators do not get their own stackoverflow.com email address either.

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Yup I can assume reps cant give you as you have loads of reps at SO and probably you haven't got one – refhat Dec 18 '11 at 18:27
There's a declined request to give mods official e-mails that I can't find right now, but no, they don't currently have them – Michael Mrozek Dec 18 '11 at 20:40
Nope, mods don't get a SO email. We aren't really employees, after all. – Won't Dec 19 '11 at 15:01
Perhaps @MichaelMrozek/Fezziwig (Mrozziwig?) was thinking of Official e-mail account for moderators? Or Under what circumstances should moderators e-mail users?? – Pops Sep 18 '12 at 19:33

Those emails are reserved for Stack Exchange employee. Moderators don't have them; they use their own personal ones, as you mostly see on moderator profiles. This will likely never change: Stack Overflow is a Q&A site, not an email provider.

Server administrators probably have enough on their hands without dealing with your email problems and trying to set up a system for tons of people.

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Plus there may be collisions. – Brad Gilbert Dec 18 '11 at 18:38
@BradGilbert what are collisions? As in names? – Simon Sheehan Dec 18 '11 at 18:40
My name is Alfred Dmin. I want admin@stackoverflow.com – Pëkka Dec 18 '11 at 18:43
@TheP.G.RepMiningCo. Hahah, great reference then :p – Simon Sheehan Dec 18 '11 at 18:46

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