Email or E-mail?

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Is it e-mail or email? Or maybe E-mail or Email. I’ve been preaching lately about checking your spelling, but I have to confess, I just didn’t know what to do about the shortened form for electronic mail.

A Google search revealed the news that the AP Stylebook (the style guide used by the majority of media outlets) announced earlier this year that email is the way to go. Oh, and no capital letter (except of course at the start of a sentence). I have been using website in preference to web site for some time now, and it turns out that the AP Stylebook blessed this spelling last year.

So there you have it. From now on, I am an email and website kind of guy.