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  • Email address


    Example of an email address An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered. A wide variety of formats were used in early email systems, but only a single format is used today, following the standards developed for Internet mail systems since the 1980s. This article uses the term email address to refer to the addr-spec defined in , not to the address that is commonly used; the difference is that an address may contain a display name, a comment, or both. An email address such as John.Smith@example.com is made up of a local-part, an @ symbol, then a case-insensitive domain. Although the standard requires the local part to be case-sensitive, it also urges that receiving hosts deliver messages in a case-independent fashion, e.g., that the mail system at example.com treat John.Smith as equivalent to john.smith; some mail systems even treat them as equivalent to johnsmith. Mail systems often limit their users' choice of name to a subset of the technically valid characters, and in some cases also limit which addresses it is possible to send mail to. With the introduction of internationalized domain names, efforts are progressing to permit non-ASCII characters in email addresses.

  • Private Mail Bag


    A private mail bag, locked bag or caller service is a term for a special form of postal delivery in some countries, usually a government department or large private company, which receive large volumes of mail. Private mail bag addresses are often used in countries in Africa where there may be no street delivery service.

  • Postal addresses in the Republic of Ireland


    A "Postal Address" is a delivery address as defined by Irish Standard - I.S. EN 14142-1:2011 (Postal services. Address databases), as operated by the Universal Service Provider, An Post. Their addressing guides comply with the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) (the United Nations body responsible for promoting standards in the postal industry across the World) addressing guidelines. In Ireland, 35% of Irish premises (over 600,000) have non-unique addresses due to an absence of house numbers or names. In smaller towns and many townlands, this requires postal workers to remember which family names correspond to which house. Ireland was the last country in the OECD to create a postcode system, which is called Eircode. In July 2015 all 2.2 million residential and business addresses in Ireland received a letter notifying them of the new Eircode for their address. Unlike other countries, where postcodes define clusters or groups of addresses, an Eircode identifies an individual address and shows exactly where it is located. The system was criticised at its launch, and was not available on Google Maps until September 2016. Responsibility for the current postal delivery system rests with An Post, a semi-state body; however, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) retains the right to regulate addresses if they wish so. General Post Office, Dublin Eircode: D01 F5P2

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