Mailbox name | Article about mailbox name by The Free Dictionary
mailbox name[′māl ‚bäks ‚nām]
The first part of an electronic mail address, which identifies the storage space that has been set aside in a computer to receive a user's electronic mail messages. Also known as username.
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Now, just mention The Mailbox name
, in Birmingham and well beyond, and it conjures the vision of the re-invented city, a place worth staying - round the clock.
In the early days, account numbers were frequently used as mailbox names
and host names used a descriptive code, so many addresses were not very mnemonic.