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    can you use "dot" in a a e-mail address

    can my e-mail be for example "a.bcd@hotmail.com"

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    Sorry, but your ISP will give you the template to follow.
    you could try to be your OWN ISP ?????
    my self, I prefer the totally anonymous address I have, as opposed to my first attempt which told you my name, gender, post (zip) code and my country of origin.
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    If you'd just try it, you'd know

    http://www.hotmail.com
    Please type a valid e-mail address. It must include the @ symbol and the domain (example: someone@microsoft.com). The portion before the @ symbol can contain letters, numbers, and underscores (_) but no spaces or other symbols.
    To answer the question: no.

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    At a guess "no"

    I think that "dot" is a reserved character as it has the purpose of delineating the addy as in:

    .edu.com, .ie, .gov and so forth.

    Try a web search for "internet reserved characters" or something, and I am sure you will get a definitive answer.

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    Nihil > I don't know why Hotmail doesn't accept it, but dots in email-adresses are definitely allowed. I'm pretty sure that about everything works, as long as you don't have two @'s, of course...

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    It's usually ISP, not free-webmail that allows for dots. One of my e-mails has dots in it, most don't. Not all ISPs offer this possibility though, and maybe there is some free webmail host that allows it. But not the most commons one I've came across.
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    Smile

    ...never heard of the "dot" thing in an email address...but when in doubt...just try anyway..trial and error...the best way 2 learn...
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    This is a little off subject, not really what you're asking, but I know that some businesses do their email addresses as firstname.lastname@company.com.
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    it depends on the mail server. The name is allowed as far as smtp/pop3/icmp are concerned, but some mail servers will not allow them. Thats why it doesn't work in hotmail.
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