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Say your name is John Doe, and you own

What are the best practices for identifying your personal email at that domain?

  • is redundant
  • seems a bit juvenile
  • and are too impersonal

Am I missing a more appropriate alternative?

(I know this is on the fringe, but I'm hoping it's just north of objective--or at least interesting enough to the community to get some good feedback.)

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I think it should be
Because these tells user both the purpose i.e.
1. Contact
2. The person who is being contacted i.e. John over here.
Let me know what you think.

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I would probably go with

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – ionFish Sep 10 '12 at 23:47

Redundant or not, would probably be the most expected, though it could potentially see your inbox get some spam. As an alternative, I'd go with either or possibly even because I'm a BSG fan.

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If you're worried about being impersonal, try using your official title. or even As an entrepreneur, I've seen too many people pass up an opportunity to get into the hearts of their customers. Your email address should be creative, especially with your name as the domain name.

Get creative with it and use something unique. Expected is boring and is going to flop in today's business world. Whether your marketing yourself or a product, it's boring.

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