I am designing a multistep proces that nicely shows the user which step he is in. Between the second to last and the last step the user needs to click on a confirmation link send via e-mail.
My question is: should we display this last step in the "step 1, step 2, step 3,.." navigation/progress bar. In other words, should the user be redirected to the last step of the proces (being the confirmation of their e-mail verfication and thus succesful process) after their e-mail verification? Or shouldn't we make this last step part of the visual steps of the proces? Especially since many users will be directed from their e-mail to a new window while having the original still open it could be more clear to show this confirmation as a separate page without the multi step navigation.