Standard practice in the workplace appears to be using your full name as your email address. This presents some privacy concerns to me.
Even though we all grew up being told it's advisable to use a pseudonym online, Is it bad practice to use your real name online? , its commonly accepted that your full name will be used for everything you do at work, for example, email a bunch of vendors or open support tickets with external parties. Even if we are very careful, chances are another employee with accidentally and frequently include our email address and name in emails to outside parties. If you work on purchasing or have a corporate credit card, your name gets attached to everything you buy for the company (giving your name to buy with a credit card could be a separate discussion altogether)
What is the solution to this problem? Is it common practice to use aliases in the workplace, especially to deal with external vendors? Do people give HR an obfuscated/shorted name when they start working to somewhat lessen this problem?