How do I Create a Good Email ID Address?

By Abigail O'Connell

Email is a popular method of communicating electronically with friends, family, business associates and clients. It is important to create an email address that describes you or your business and is easy to remember. Before creating your address, think about how your email address will look on a business card and how easy it is to recite to someone else. Also consider the people you will communicate with using your email account. For example, if you will be using the email account for your business, you want to choose a name that appears professional.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access

Step 1

Choose an email host such as Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail or AOL.

Step 2

Right click "Sign up" on the host's email website.

Step 3

Type your desired ID in the username box. If you're using the email for personal use, try your first and last name, for example, "JohnSmith." If that is unavailable, put an underscore, period or your middle initial between your first and last name, for example, try "John_Smith", "John.Smith" or "JohnLSmith". Use the same method for a business name.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you cannot find an ID name that is available, try another email host.
  • Always keep in mind the message your email address sends to the recipient. Personal email addresses such as "BeachBabe" or "JohnistheGr8est" make the sender appear unprofessional.