Senior Member
Hello everybody,

I think 'account' usually means 1 or 2.
1. arrangement at a bank etc. for depositing and withdrawing money, credit, etc. open an account
2. record or statement of financial transactions with the balance keep detailed accounts

Most emailers have an edit field named 'mail account' and demand the user to put in a letter string when the user set up the mailer. 'Mail account' is used to identify the user when the user sends or recieves email.

What does 'account' in 'mail account' mean?
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  • keeley_h

    Senior Member
    Thanks for your quick reply.

    I know that.
    But what I'd like to know is what 'account' in 'mail account' means. I think 'account' in 'mail account' is not quite the same as 1 or 2 in my first post.

    What does 'account' in 'mail account' mean?


    Senior Member
    American English
    Nothing like telling you something you already know, eh? Ok, try this: account: a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services. It's the 10th definition in the WR dictionary.
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