Multiple emails on mozillians.org

tl;dr version: You can now associate multiple emails to your mozillians.org profile

Background

Since the start, users of mozillians.org were able to associate only one email per profile. This was used both as email displayed on your profile (depending on your privacy settings) but most importantly as the email used to login using Persona.

Rationale

Most of us own and use multiple emails everyday. Personal, business, alias and any combo in between. Even within various Mozilla properties people have associated different profiles with different emails (eg. SuMo account vs. Bugzilla email). Although we need to recognize and respect the will of some people to use different emails as different (separate) online personas, we also need to find ways to make identity management and consolidation easier for people that choose to use multiple emails, under the same name.
Being able to associate multiple emails under one mozillians.org profile, presents us with really interesting advantages. For once, you can login on websites that check for your mozillians.org account using any email associated with your Persona account. Also other mozillians would be able to look you up using any of your emails. Finally, from a metrics standpoint we will be able to effectively deduplicate accounts and metrics/statistics across different systems of Mozilla.

Implementation

  • Main email is being used for communication with mozillians in Mozillians.org
  • Alternate emails are mostly being used for identity deduplication
  • API v2 exposes alternate emails

What should I do?

  • Login to mozillians.org
  • Click “Edit your profile”
  • Click “Edit E-mail addresses”
There we provide all the functionality to manage your profile’s emails.
  • Add/delete alternate email address
  • Change your primary email address
  • Manage email visibility

Multiple Accounts?

We dont expect many people to have multiple profiles in mozillians.org. We cannot know for sure, only anecdotally. People with multiple accounts should contact us ( #commtools on IRC or open a bug here) for help merging, or they can choose to use one of them and delete the others.

What is next?

Mozillians.org dev team is working tirelessly on new features and enhancements that would make mozillians.org even easier to use and more robust as a source of truth about all things mozillians. You can check our our roadmap here, follow our development and contribute on github and join our discussions here.