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Addresses and personal names

Posted by Manjusha Filed in Business English

A Personal name is an arbitrary string that many mail programs will allow you to define, which is attached to your e-mail address as a textual comment. Always provide a personal name if your mail system allows it - a personal name attached to your address identifies you better than your email address can on its own. Use a sensible personal name: "Guess who" or other such phrases are annoying as personal names and hinder the recipient's quick identification of you and your message.

Example
The address '344188@yahoo.com' conveys less information than if it were written as '344188@yahoo.com (John Mathews)'

Sections In This Article
Introduction
What is an email
Subject line
Formats, grammar and spelling
Attachments
Signature
Addresses and personal names
Replies
Courtesy and politeness
Privacy concerns

See Also
Letter writing: Formal and informal
Resume writing

 

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