We live in a much civilized era where technology has taken over so many things. The knowledge of Information technology is really important as we keep getting new and new ideas every day.
Whether, it is personal or professional, everyone needs an email address. The email has become a very useful way of communicating between individuals, business partners, potential customers and so on…
While getting an email address, selecting good email names for both personal and professional has become a difficult task nowadays. Most of the username that comes in our mind has already been registered by someone else. Well, don’t get too worried because today you are about to learn how to select a good email name for both personal and professional email address as it may be.
I am going to discuss everything about email names, how email addresses should look and why it matters.
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Email Names: what does it mean?
Let me make things clear first… email address and email names are just the same. But I think email address sounds better, but they are the same. Since, we have established that, let’s go on to defining what an email name or address means.
A valid email name or address is just the specific location of an email inbox which makes sure that messages sent to that particular email ID get delivered to that exact email inbox.
Next, a valid email name or address like firstname.lastname@example.org typically consists of three parts which are:
Parts of an email address
The local part which is victoriastephen
The @ symbol
And the domain which is the outlook.com (could be gmail.com or yahoo.com)
Selecting a good email name
I think we all tried creating our first email address when we were teenagers. I’m sure we remember how hard or funny it was trying to get a good email name or address without even realizing that there are things you put into consideration before picking a specific name or address. Today, I will discuss picking good email names or address so that it reflects you.
Right, let’s start….
The first mistake we make when we create our email address is choosing a random email name then later realize that the email name is very awkward. Remember having awkward email names where we were much younger? That’s because we didn’t know the criteria for selecting good email names.
Deciding what email names can be quite difficult most times. You want your email name to reflect your personality but sometimes, what you want isn’t available. Let’s see how you can secure a personal email name successfully.
Choosing a desired Email Service Provider
Before getting a good email name or address, you have to register your email IDs through email service providers like outlook.com, yahoo.com, Gmail.com.
Choosing your preferred email service providers, you should also remember that when you choose a popular service like Gmail.com, getting the desired email name will be hard. Using a less used service like Outlook.com, you find it easier to get an email name.
Whatever it is, just remember that the first step to getting a good email name is first registering your email IDs to your preferred service provider.
Settling on a Name you want to use as Email Name
Now that we have dealt with getting a service provider, we should focus on settling over two or three of your desired email names. This is the base of an email address.
Let’s say, you thought that VictoriaStephen as your desired email name. There are some things you should consider before picking particular email name.
Make sure that whatever email name you decide to use must be a name that someone can pronounce easily and should be a name that can be easily spelled without having to ask you.
Just in case victoriastephen is not an available email name to be used here are some few tips for you to get that desired email name
Reverse the intended email name – if victoriastephen is taken, you could use stephenvictoria.
Abbreviate the intended email name – if reversing the name is not working, you could also abbreviate the name. You could use vstpehen or svictoria or email@example.com if victoriastephen is taken.
Don’t make the email name too long – You shouldn’t make your email name to long, because you might forget or misspell it.
Why use good email names?
Simple! Many times you’ll need to verbally share your email ID with your friends, colleagues and they might further share it with their network. Imagine the listener not been able to get the exact spelling or mistakes it with similar-sounding ID, you might lose your confidential emails to someone else, leave alone the time loss.
Setting up a good email name or address is always best for whatever you want to start. Go through the article again and give it a try.