We have a handful of @wordpress.org email addresses set up as forwards. For the teams that need an official email address and a supportpress/supportflow setup, we have been doing addresses on wordcamp.org (which has mailboxes) or setting up one-off gmail addresses to handle the mailbox, the owner of which might get lost over time. I talked to Barry at the team meetup days at WCSF about this and he said we should put wordpress.org on gmail for email. Matt said this was okay.
I’ve reclaimed the Foundation account for google apps for non-profits (a WC organizer had used the tax id to claim it without asking first, so we had to jump through some hoops). I’ve set up the account and gone through the steps with Ashish Shukla to have it recognize wordpress.org as the domain. The next step would be to modify the MX record to start routing email through the google apps account, but that gets complicated when it comes to ensuring no disruption to existing forwards, which is why Ashish and I were waiting for Barry to be available. When I spoke to Barry today, he said that @nacin is doing something around email too, so now he’s not super comfortable making changes at all lest we inadvertently step on each others’ toes.
@nacin: what is the thing you are doing with email, and does it preclude a shift to having actual mailboxes that are official? Let’s coordinate with whomever else is working on this to make sure everyone’s needs are met. I’m happy to share the google credentials with the appropriate people to get it going. We also get stuff like official hangouts the teams can use, calendar, etc. as part of the google apps account. If there’s a reason *not* to take Barry’s advice about using google apps/gmail for the team emails, I can remove wordpress.org from the google account (if so, please explain).