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e-mail address

A name that identifies an electronic post office box on a network where e-mail can be sent. Different types of networks have different formats for e-mail addresses. On the Internet, all e-mail addresses have the form:

  • @<domain name >
  • For example,

  • webmaster@sandybay.com
  • Every user on the Internet has a unique e-mail address. The term e-addressis commonly used as an abbreviation for e-mail address.

    Also see Why E-Mails Bounce in the Did You Know section of Webopedia.

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