An email address (/ˈi:meɪl əˈdres/) is a computer address used for sending email.
It consists of three parts:
- The email name
- An at symbol, i.e. @
- The domain name.
Email addresses are customarily written in lower case, even if they contain personal names that would otherwise be capitalised. For example
email@example.com, the email address of someone called Joe Smith, would be spoken Joe dot Smith at example dot com. And
firstname.lastname@example.org would be Joe underscore Smith at example dot com.
You may need to clarify the spelling of a word used in an address. For example, is /ʤəʊ smɪθ/ Joe Smith or Jo Smith?
The Chinese have this thing where they use a long number as an email address.