Your Email Address Name MattersSeptember 26, 2017
In this article we have chosen to share with you some tips on how to name your email address. “Can there be any tips at all?” you might ask. We hope that you will find the answer in our post 🙂 Here are some pieces of advice that you may find use of when creating professional/ business email address:
1. No nicknames and numbers.
Of course, something like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org could be really cool and unique and there might be a specific purpose for using it. But what if your business partner sees this email address? He/she could think twice before replying to such sender. It is better to use only the name or first name plus last name for business needs. For example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org will make much better impression. The other advantage of using these kinds of names is it’s easy to remember.
2. Use your own domain name.
A lot of people create their accounts using free email providers services which is a good choice as well. If you have your own domain name, do not hesitate to create an email box at it. John@johncompany.com sounds quite good in a business world and has more perspectives when mailing your potential business partner. Plus, you can create an email box with your name and be sure it is not occupied by another user.
3. Set your email display name.
Once the email address is created setting your name and surname is good step to continue. In this case receiver of your email message will see an email message from John Johnson instead of Name Surname or Not Specified. Our spamsters think this brings a professional look to the Inbox and also helps to remember the sender and distinguish him/her from others.
4. Avoid special characters and numbers
Using special characters is not recommended, with an exception to dashes (-), periods (.) and underscores (_). As we said previously email@example.com is fine, but not a firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. There is no need to show your birth date with the email address either or show your imagination with something like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now you are all set to create a unique and making-good-impression email address. If you have already an email address that everybody knows but you wish it had a different name, don’t be upset, there is always a possibility to create an alias or set the forwarding to your current email address
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