say you register a domain with your name (e.g., <your-full-name>.com)—what's the best username for an e-mail account at that domain, if you want it to be a general "here's how to get in touch with me" kind of thing? all of the options seem either repetitive or confusing to read out loud
@aparrish mine is hello@!
@whoisgina oh whoa that's a good idea!
@aparrish “hello, who is gina?”
@aparrish alias all of them and use them all
@aparrish Always admired Marcy Sutton's "holla@" e-mail address, but was never daring enough to adopt it myself.
@aparrish The one I prefer is contact@
@aparrish contact@, maybe?
@aparrish when I had this I used email@example.com but it just redirected to my gmail acct which is full.name@gmail so I decided to just use the gmail for everything after a while
@aparrish I've seen the first two equally, I think?
And things like having "business@<name>.<tld>" and "inquiry@<name>.<tld>" and "casual@<name>.<tld>" and stuff.
@aparrish webmaster@ 😁
@aparrish (but also, depending on where you're putting it, anything from "hi@" [on a website contact section] to "inquiries@" [on a business card] tbh)
@aparrish I have a public one and a private one. People who receive both will know the difference and which to share, because the public one *says* public@
@aparrish me@ or contact@ are what I would go for
@aparrish I almost always use `contact@` for domains and post that as the public connection. The replies usually go to a specific user or name.
@aparrish i have two - [firstname]@ for humans to use, and mail@ for newsletters, registering on websites, etc
@aparrish I've seen a lot of me@, but isn't it more proper to use you@ when other people is typing it in? 😉
@aparrish I think I've most often seen [handle]@[handle].[tld]
voted for me@ but first-name@ seems closest to what I've seen
@aparrish For a long while, I was firstname.lastname@example.org . It was OK.
@aparrish I have seen several hello@ and hi@. I’m actively considering the same question and don’t have an answer I love yet.
@aparrish [myname]@[familyname].[country] allows [sistersname]@[familyname].[country] etc.
But then my first name really doesn't narrow things down much.
@aparrish hello@ hey@ ahoy@ ? Now I kinda want to set up the ahoy alias...
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