Appendix 3

Tell me about e-mail accounts

What do you call yourself online?

Your access provider will issue you with an e-mail account. Depending on the supplier, you may have the option to choose your name online. All e-mail addresses are of a similar structure:

yourname@domain

yourname

Your access provider may give you free choice for the ‘yourname’ part of the e-mail address. It's popular to use your surname and initials joined together to make one word, e.g. bickertonmj. Your e-mail system will restrict the characters you can use in an e-mail address. In particular, the space character is unacceptable, so it is common practice to use a full stop, ‘–’ or ‘-’ to represent a space.

domain

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