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Once you’ve decided to protect your communications by adopting a private email account, choosing a good name for your email address is important.

Like any other form of communication, your email account name sends a message to anyone who sees it, and it will potentially be with you for many years to come.

Beyond that, there are practical considerations as well.

 

Things to consider when choosing a private email account name

1) Has your email account been hacked in the past?

If so, you’ll want to choose a name that is significantly different from the one that was hacked.

2) Is this for you only, for your family, your professional practice, business, or other group?

First, choose a name you will want to live with forever.

  • A private email address can become a legacy -- a single communications hub with virtually unlimited potential for growth or reduction as needed. 
  • If this account will be used for the entire family, or say, a social group, then make sure it’s a name everyone will feel comfortable with for many years in the future.
  • Finally, for families, think about your email domain as a multi-generational digital domain - one that will last for generations to come.

3) Do you have a domain already?

If you already own a domain name, we can easily direct it to your secure email account.

4) How prominent or elusive do you want the name to be?

  • Should anyone be able to easily recognize who the sender is before reading an email from this account?

If you want to be easily recognized, that’s fine, but avoid using excessive personal information in your email address. Furthermore, try not use your birth year or relevant info used in security questions such as your pet’s name in your email address.

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