What is a screen name or an email address?

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What is a screen name or an email address?

Your Username or e-mail address is your online identity by which you are known to everyone who uses the AOL Instant Messenger service, AOL Inc, CompuServe 2000, Netscape, AOL websites and other services.

About Username

  • A Username must begin with a letter and can have 3 to 16 characters including letters, numbers, and spaces.
  • An e-mail address is your online identity. For example:
    • AOL Inc or AOL users, your e-mail address format is Username@aol.com.
    • AOL® Instant Messenger™ service or AIM users, your e-mail address format is Username@aim.com.
    • CompuServe 2000 or CS users, your e-mail address format is Username@cs.com.
    • Netscape users, your e-mail address format is Username@netscape.net.
  • An e-mail address is between 7 and 97 characters with the format johndoe@domain_name.com. E-mail address can be used for several AOL Web services accounts such as My eAddress.




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Last updated: 03-07-2012
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