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.

  • Simon is correct here; @stackoverflow.com addresses are not issued based on either reputation or moderator status. Dec 18, 2011 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.
    – defau1t
    Dec 18, 2011 at 19:38
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    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? Dec 18, 2011 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
    – defau1t
    Dec 18, 2011 at 20:15
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    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. Dec 18, 2011 at 20:31
  • @MarcGravell Thanks Marc, I will take that, going to close this topic, Have a good day
    – defau1t
    Dec 18, 2011 at 20:49
  • That wasn't meant to be rude or insulting, it's just telling you how things are Dec 19, 2011 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.

  • Yup I can assume reps cant give you as you have loads of reps at SO and probably you haven't got one
    – defau1t
    Dec 18, 2011 at 18:27
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    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 Dec 18, 2011 at 20:40
  • Nope, mods don't get a SO email. We aren't really employees, after all.
    – user1228
    Dec 19, 2011 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, 2012 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.

  • Plus there may be collisions. Dec 18, 2011 at 18:38
  • @BradGilbert what are collisions? As in names? Dec 18, 2011 at 18:40
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    My name is Alfred Dmin. I want [email protected]
    – Pekka
    Dec 18, 2011 at 18:43
  • @TheP.G.RepMiningCo. Hahah, great reference then :p Dec 18, 2011 at 18:46

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