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I am struggling to find the perfect form for my mail address when I have the domain => NameSurname.fr

I currently have [email protected] and [email protected] but in my need to have something more "credible" I would like to use my domain name... however, the "basics" like "Hello@..."; "Me@..." or "Postmaster/Webmaster@..." doesn't look very professional to me.

Any advices on how to do it correctly ?

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    Having a .xxx suffix website isn't professional unless you are in the porn industry ;)
    – davidjwest
    Apr 23, 2015 at 13:46
  • Personally on all my domains I use me@[domainname], as they already know it's you.
    – AStopher
    Sep 18, 2015 at 20:57
  • I use just the first letter of my first name as my default (ie. [email protected]). That way, the address is as short and simple as possible.
    – Peter
    Sep 19, 2015 at 13:44

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I have a site like this. Just first name for main address.

Having both names is kind of repetitive therefore pretentious (unless your name is really really long and you include your middle name - then it might be funny). Having admin/webmaster/postmaster makes people think they are emailing you about a problem on your website.

[email protected] relays I am talking to John on John's website. It is easy for users to figure this out, nothing negative about it, and separates your email from admin type tasks. I would email [email protected] to tell him that his article was great, and [email protected] to tell him that the main menu isn't working right on tablets.

Only if you are this weight lifter from Madagascar can you use your full name.

harinelinanathaliarakotondramanana@harinelinanathaliarakotondramanana.xxx

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  • No. No. No! Tell the guy from Madagascar to get familiar with this link: scr.im We can't let him kill us with an email this long :) Apr 21, 2015 at 20:13
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    @VietnhiPhuvan - Look at you displaying your gender bias. :) The weightlifter is a SHE! sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ra/…
    – blankip
    Apr 21, 2015 at 20:46
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    On a variation to reduce repetition you might try initials for the username part of the address. For example, if your name is Max Mustermann then you could make your e-mail address in the form [email protected]
    – Brandin
    Apr 22, 2015 at 8:31
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I would like to make another suggestion: "[email protected]".

Reason: Because of the meaning of the at symbol this e-mail address reads as "mail at ..." what sounds kind of natural to me.

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Personally, I use [email protected]

If I were to send a resume to Google, my email would be [email protected] - if I were to apply to Yahoo, it would be [email protected]

Internally, it all goes to my primary mailbox; but this allows me to do all sorts of filtering and gives me more control over my mail. For example, when I start getting spam mail, I can quickly see where it originated from because every e-mail address has a one to one relationship with companies or websites.

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    Sounds like something that might be misconstrued as a phishing attempt. Apr 24, 2015 at 9:14
  • @Raystafarian - I consider that a bonus. Any company that I'm corresponding with in a professional context that would mistake this as a phishing attempt is a company I'd like to avoid in the future.
    – Rob P.
    Apr 24, 2015 at 9:20
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    I meant in terms of hitting an automated filter. This is, of course, if you're just emailing and not using an application system. Apr 24, 2015 at 11:48
  • I would think it was a bit freaky if someone set up an email address with my company name in to contact me. If someone didn't know your reasoning it could be considered as a mis-representation
    – MattP
    Sep 19, 2015 at 23:35
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    @basher your average hiring manager probably doesn't know or care about what settings you have on your domain to get email. If you sent me, and expected me to respond to, a message from [email protected], I would think it very strange. It makes it feel like I'm talking to myself, or someone impersonating me.
    – Seth R
    Sep 22, 2017 at 20:36
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Another choice would be your initials. [email protected] or if your middle name is Middle [email protected].

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I would like to use my domain name... however, the "basics" like "Hello@..."; "Me@..." or "Postmaster/Webmaster@..." doesn't look very professional to me.

Any advices on how to do it correctly ?

The best ways I've seen it done would be to use your firstname or nickname.

[email protected]

or

[email protected]

Only do this if you have a reasonably typical nickname. (For example, I would use something [email protected] but probably not [email protected])

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