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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.

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

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

See Also
Letter writing: Formal and informal
Resume writing


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