I searched for sender synonyms but I'm not satisfied with the results

  • What's wrong with sender?
    – Mynamite
    Aug 13, 2015 at 19:37
  • @Mynamite I'm programming an app with email functionnality. I have a "Recipient" class for the "to", but I think "Sender" sounds odd for "from". It's just notifications sent by my app. English is not my main language so I'm not sure what sound best.
    – loli
    Aug 13, 2015 at 19:40
  • Programming aps is not my thing, but I think 'sender' would be understood by most people. You send an email, therefore you are the sender.
    – Mynamite
    Aug 13, 2015 at 19:43
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    No, I'd stick with recipient. Phones have receivers (or used to in the old days) - it's more of an electrical word (radios etc), receiving signals.
    – Mynamite
    Aug 13, 2015 at 19:49
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    You may use Originator, otherwise "Author", "Creator" or "Writer".
    – Graffito
    Aug 13, 2015 at 21:12

2 Answers 2


Correspondent, from-name, message-author (or shorter: msg-author), first-author, communicator.

The previously suggested words, "Author", "Creator" or "Writer", are all good choices.

You could use a word from another language, for example remitente.

Sender is pretty good, by the way!

  • @loli - Now I'm curious -- which one did you choose? Aug 14, 2015 at 2:48
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    I chose Author :)
    – loli
    Aug 18, 2015 at 4:09

According to Merriam-Webster (and others), e-mailer is an accepted word. Since the -er suffix generally means "one who (does something)," e-mailer can be understood to mean "one who e-mails." Surely there are better word choices, but this one most directly answers your question.

  • Out of context, I'd assume "e-mailer" was a Web 2.0 word for an email-based newsletter.
    – VampDuc
    Aug 13, 2015 at 20:54

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