Definitions for "E-mail address"
Similar to a postal mailing address, an address lets people know how you can be reached on a network. It may consist of numbers and/or words.
This refers to a computer mailing address to which electronic mail may be sent. Each computer system handles e-mail addressing differently, but relies on various protocols for exchanging mail with other, dissimilar systems.
Your e-mail address is made up of several parts. By convention, addresses use lowercase letters with no spaces. The first part of the address, the username, identifies a unique user on a server. The "@" (pronounced "at") separates the username from the host name. The host name uniquely identifies the server computer and is the last part of the Internet e-mail address. Large servers, such as those used at universities or large companies sometimes contain multiple parts, called subdomains. Subdomains and the host name are separated by a "." (pronounced "dot"). The three-letter suffix in the host name identifies the kind of organization operating the server (some locations use a two-letter geographical suffix). The most common suffixes are: .com (commercial) .edu (educational) .gov (government) .mil (military) .net (networking) .org (non-commercial). Addresses outside of the U.S. sometimes use a two-letter suffix that identifies the country in which the server is located. Some examples are: .jp (Japan) .nl (The Netherlands) .uk (United Kingdom) .ca (Canada) .tw (Taiwan). (8/97)
In print, use italics (Cornell Chronicle uses angle brackets instead).
a flimsy means of contact that may be untraceable
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