Pronounced at sign
or simply as at
, this symbol is used in e-mail addressing
to separate the user��s name from the user��s domain name
, both of which are necessary in order to transmit e-mails. For example, the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
indicates that the user named webmaster
receives e-mail "at," or "@," the webopedia.com
Also see The History of the @ Sign in the Did You Know . . . ? section of Webopedia.
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