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    In search of an attractive email address

    I am trying to decide what email to use for my domain, what do you use? my domain is my name so it would be something like info@myname.com, what are the alternatives? If its of any relevance I am internet consultant

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    IMHO having the email domain the same as the site domain is professional looking. Compare that to buying something from a site where the email is a "generic" email domain, or ordering from a company that has a PO box instead of a street address. Or a site that is a "subdomain folder" of a free host. Which instills more confidence?

    As far as "info@", I guess you could use something else, but "info" is fairly common, and familliarity should help reinforce confidence and trust.
    Hint: don't use something like "slacker@" or "bozo@"

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    I agree... using something personal makes a lot more sense than a generic name. You may need to play with things depending on yoru name (ted@teds.com isn't great) but ted@tedsmith.com would be fine.
    - Ted S

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    thanks i think ill go for my first name@myfullname.com format

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    That sounds like a good way to go. Keep in mind you could set up multiple addresses, forwarded to the same account. You could set up an "info," "name," "techsupport," and so on, depending on what areas you address in your services. It can help the visitor orient, and in some ways it can help you organize emails.

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    Also the advantage with having several, like info, support etc. is that you can project the image of a bigger organisation, which some might find more comforting.


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