FANDOM


An email address hack (sometimes known as simply email hack) is a conventional email address, but uses the commercial at symbol (@) as the letter a to create a word from an email address.

Although very closely related, an email address hack may, or may not, also be a domain name hack converted into an email address hack. Unlike a domain name hack, it does not matter if the TLD (top level domain) is used as an integral part of the email address title. By definition, j@m.es (a variation of the domain name hack jam.es) and j@mes.com (a variation of the regular domain name james.com) are both considered to be email address hacks that spell out James.

Naming ConventionEdit

The "hack" part of email hack (and also domain hack) is meant in the computer programming sense, not the computer security sense. In other words, an email hack is a hack of the email address standard in the sense that it makes it do something it was not intended to do. It is not a hack in the sense of an illegal security system hack.


HistoryEdit

The term "email hack" was defined and coined by Matthew Doucette[1] in October 2004[2] while programming a domain hack and email hack search utility[3].

On 1996-12-18, The Contact Lens Practice in Birmingham registered the domain, ctlens.co.uk [1], to create the email address hack, cont@ctlens.co.uk .

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. nominet whois


Wikipedia-logo-v2 This page uses content that was added to Wikipedia. The article may have been deleted from Wikipedia. The original article was written by these Wikipedia users: anonymous users. As with the Internet Wikia, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.