– General –
0) What is this website about?
A. Please refer to our ‘About’ section here.
– Authenticity –
1) Are these email accounts really secure?
A. This is among the very common queries that I’ve come across. In my opinion – yes. Much of it’s technicality is explained here.
2) How long will this domain exist?
A. Well, since I have absolutely NO plans of selling this amazing community off, I would say for a pretty long time – as long as I live – that should be about a couple of decades or even more than half a century.
3) Why make us pay? What is this worth to us?
A. First off, I doubt I would really be able to justify the worth of an email with a fancy / authoritative domain name in reality, as one just gets the sense to own and display something of this sort, innately!
It is more to do with the whole ‘cool’ factor than to do with weighing it’s worth.
Secondly, part of the cost that you bear would judiciously be used to refuel the open-source projects such as Reddit, WikiLeaks and others alike. The rest would go to maintaining this platform and what’s left is what I would save to create something new.
4) Why stay anonymous?
A. Truth be told, in my anonymity, lies my true strengths. You see, I’ve been more of an amazing task-doer than a task-master. I’ve more in common with the superheroes who work alone than the ones who team-up! My point being, I get the job done and I do not really need any recognition to it. The minimalistic monitory reward that I receive, fulfil all my needs.
5) Is this an official process / system and the endorsed entity form the WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION, MediaWiki OR any other official channels / sister projects?
A. No, purely Unofficial. For now!
– Account Request –
6) What are the steps to get my custom username email account?
A. Here you go –
- Navigate to the Google Form from our ‘Main Menu > Request Account’ or click here.
- Fill in the form with all the relevant details (note that although not all details have been marked mandatory, it would be best and advised to share all details as required for better understanding our user base and also on how we could do things better) and hit submit – you may also opt-in on receiving a copy of said responses to your email as well.
- Once we receive your form submission, we would reach out to you within 24 hours with further instructions with respect to establishing authenticity of your account request (this would be done via messaging channels on Wikipedia directly so as to avoid any impersonators requesting anonymous account access) and also towards the payment transaction.
- That should be all! As soon as you are approved and your account is created (a notification of which would be shared with you over your registered email address), you may access your very own custom ‘@editors.wiki’ email account via navigating through our ‘Main Menu > Access Webmail’ link or here.