We are making breaking changes to non-staff @okfn.org email addresses.
Hello. Now that I have grabbed your attention, please read on for what is happening and why.
At Open Knowledge International, we run a lot of infrastructure that supports the whole network and a wider circle of friends. This is great, and something we will continue to do.
However, over the last 5+ years, we’ve built up an incredible amount of infrastructure overhead that means we spend more time and money in this area than we would like. This, in turn, has a direct impact on our core mission execution.
Email is one area where we need to make changes. We have a very unusual email setup, and over 100 non-staff email accounts in use.
We’ve taken the decision to discontinue all non-staff email addresses.
These are the necessary steps that will happen.
We will make a configuration change to the email server on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 12:00 GMT.
This change should be completely transparent to holders of forwarding accounts (your forwarding account is moving from FastMail to Gmail). However, if you encounter any difficulties with receiving mail from this time onwards, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will discontinue all @okfn.org email addresses that are not held by staff of Open Knowledge International on February 1st, 2017.
This change is significant, and means that if you use an @okfn.org email address actively, you need to communicate this change to the people you correspond with. We do know that this is a significant change, but this decision has been well thought out and is final. Again, please contact me directly at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.