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Dear every university:

Stop bestowing crummy email addresses on us with arbitrary character limits that erase our surnames just because they're "too long" and let us tell you how we would prefer to be referenced.

@afterthehyphen And I thought it was bad when sites would tell me perfectly valid working email addresses were invalid...

It's ok, really. Developers know everything.

@afterthehyphen
One more reason I feel lucky to be where I am. Faculty get two that both go to/from the same account so either can be used.
1. Employee number @ university
2. first dot last @ university *And we can designate that to be anything within reason w/o length limits* so I can be Ted and not forced to be Theodore.

Students however are all 9 digit ID number @ university.

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