How to Format Your Email Address

Email addresses entered on the registration form need to be in standard Internet email format, i.e., Because your email address will be used to notify you that your request has been approved, it is important that you put in your email address correctly.

America Online
AOL users often forget to include "" after their screen name. If you are an AOL user, please remember that your Internet email address is "". Furthermore, Internet email addresses cannot contain spaces; while this is allowed in sending email within AOL, it is not correct outside of AOL.

Compuserve identifiers are in the form 12345,1234; however, you cannot include a comma in an Internet email address. Compuserve has designed it so you can replace the comma with a period for this purpose. Furthermore, you must be sure to include your domain as well, so a properly formatted Compuserve Internet email address is "".

Other Common Mistakes
As mentioned above, Internet email addresses must all include a domain (the part following the @ symbol) and should not include commas, spaces, colons, semi-colons, brackets, parentheses, or other such delimiters. Generally this would only include alphanumerics, periods, the @ symbol, the underscore, and the hyphen. Be sure to leave off angle-brackets that may appear around your email address in your mail client. If you are unsure of your email address, a technical support representative at your Internet Service Provider will be able to tell you.

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