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Email Naming Guidelines

PURPOSE

E-Mail Naming Standard Guidelines (as of 11/30/2015)

This document provides Email Naming Guidelines for Washington state agencies to resolve duplicates, provide addressing format and characters or designations.

Email Naming Guidelines

E-Mail Naming Standard Guidelines (as of 11/30/2015)

Use one of the methods listed below in order to resolve duplicates.  These methods are listed in order of preference.

  1. Use the employees preferred first name or nickname (jim.smith or  jt.smith)
  2. Add a middle initial (james.t.smith)
  3. Add a number if no middle initial (james.smith2)
  4. Add a middle initial and number (james.t.smith2)

When creating the e-mail address: