I have a website (say,
mydomain.com). I currently have the email address
email@example.com, but I'd like for the email address
firstname.lastname@example.org to be my personal email address. Is it possible to do this safely? If so, how?
I'd like for the email address email@example.com to be my personal email address. Is it possible to do this safely?
Yes, as a rule, it is possible to do this safely.
firstname.lastname@example.org is not generally a special name in an email system like it is on some operating systems. There are some common names defined for use with email but either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org are more analogous (at least from an administration perspective).
If so, how?
If you haven't done so, you will need to set up email services for the domain. There are a number of third-party email providers (possibly including your domain registrar) or you can set up an email server yourself.
Once email for the site is set up, in most cases, you would simply add a new user (or alias) named
root to the list of authorized email users. If
email@example.com were to be (possibly) prohibited by a third-party provider for some odd reason, your choices would likely be to switch providers or run your own mail server.
Note that you can usually set email to be forwarded automatically to a specific account as well (so e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org could have its mail forwarded to
email@example.com once created). To complete using
root as your personal email, you would set your email client to send from
firstname.lastname@example.org as normal.
To be absolutely secure, you would want to use a password that was different than any other
root logins you might have, of course.
This would probably include things such as actual
root on a Unix-style system,
email@example.com for web authentication of some sort (assuming this would even exist), any
root user of a web-accessible application, etc.
If you are owner of
mydomain.com, so ANY e-mail adress might be yours including
How to do that depends on the settings of your e-mail server or e-mail service you use.
P.S. I prefer
firstname.lastname@example.org, and I have one on my own domain.