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A client of my charity has an email address that looks like this:

 

01142462396@talktalk.net

 

(I've changed the numbers, but the email address is in this form).

 

Possibly, the user had deliberately chosen that address, but is there any other reason it might be in that format? Does talktalk automatically give people email addresses like that?

 

Thanks

 

 

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makes a lot of sense, and saves a line on your business card!

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2 hours ago, Grahamfff said:

A client of my charity has an email address that looks like this:

 

01142462396@talktalk.net

 

(I've changed the numbers, but the email address is in this form).

 

Possibly, the user had deliberately chosen that address, but is there any other reason it might be in that format? Does talktalk automatically give people email addresses like that?

 

Thanks

 

 

TalkTalk allows a telephone number to function as the first part of a user's e-mail address (although this is not compulsory, as far as I know).

Why is it problematic?

Edited by Jeffrey Shaw

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I have seen this before, some ISPs did it this way, 

Some you could use either the phone number or a users email address and it would get to the same place...

I have also known US ISP's implement something similar, and any text delivered to the email address, got read out as a voice mail down the phone.... (I don't ever recall seeing this over here though)

some ISP's use "PHONE#@ISP.xxx" as the username for DSL connections!

Edited by Ghozer

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Reminds me of an AOL email address from the '90s

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