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What should my personal email be, if the domain name already includes my full name? [duplicate]

Pretend my name is John Doe; I own the domain name johndoe.com. I will be using this domain for a portfolio site, to host small projects, etc. When setting up the email server I thought through some ...
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How to ensure e-mail deliverability with a single opt-in? [closed]

I have a mailing list of opt-in only recipients. No e-mail confirmation was sent after registration. Now, I need to send a newsletter to the entire mailing list. I have tested on seeder e-mails in ...
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Re-send email confirmation: is this really necessary?

Apart from the user accidentally (permanently) deleting the email confirmation message or glitches with POP3 client email handling, what other scenarios or instances merit the use/need for a "Resend ...
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Email session expiration date?

How long should remain an email session opened? Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail. And what's the best practice to expire it? I looked up for it but with no luck. Thanks!
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What's the best way to validate an invited user via email that another user provided?

User 1 is an account administrator and can create (invite) other users on the account. User 1 inputs an email address for User 2. User 2 receives a welcome email at that address with a link to ...
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Social Icons and Download Badges in mailer header?

Im currently doing a mailer design. I've placed the social icons in the header, next to the company logo. Underneath the social links I have put download badges, before the main content of the ...
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Auto opt-in alerts

We have a very large database of customers that use our website for self-service capabilities, such as paying a bill. Over a year ago, we updated the registration process so that when someone creates ...
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Best practices for bilingual email

I am working on designing a bilingual email. I need to locate some best practices and patterns, particularly for layouts. I am not sure if it is possible to know what the native language of the user ...
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Mail icon, is the envelope icon dead?

The question Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead? made me think about another icon. As the number of mailed letters drops from year to year, I wondered if the icon just can't be associated ...
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Site invites and verifications

I'm in the process of designing how the 'User 1' of 'Site A' can invite 'User 2' to the website. The solution I have involves 'User 1' going into their dashboard and clicking on a button that opens a ...
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Email reminder frequency to complete a task

I need some insight and data on the appropriate frequency of email reminders to a user to complete a specific task they have not submitted. The system will delete their information automatically after ...
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Mailto: links, default and webmail options

Having a real hard time with my team over how to present options of how to send an email using the mailto function. We are going to offer ways to send it: via your default mail app as specified by in ...
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Would this approach to prompting the user to be added to a mailing list be received well?

When the user signs up for an account, as is common, there's a prompt for them to select whether or not they want to receive email regarding news about the app (changes, events, etc). Obviously its ...
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What is the best email address format for people with the same first and last name?

The larger the organisation (for example a company or educational institution), the more likely that there will be two people with the same name. Typically, email addresses are formatted ...
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Decision tree / flow diagram for mobile email / password confirmation

This UI design pattern keeps coming up and I'm wondering whether there are any best practices out there that can improve the quality of my solution. The pattern is: type your email (or password), ...
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Use of Emojis in Email Subject Lines

Recently many of the subject lines of the 'bulk offer mails' (list includes names like SalesKart, BigStock, Vodafone, etc.) come with these fancy emojis/ emoticons. In my Gmail client, they all land ...
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Better to use mailto or email entry form?

I'm currently in the process of creating a responsive website for a local small business, but I'm stuck trying to figure out the best way to implement email for the contact page. At first I was going ...
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Non-technical term for AD Credential

In one of the mail notification I have seen a message like "Please login with your AD credential". For a technical user we know what is AD and what is AD credential. But what about non-technical ...
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Asking for Password After Email Validation?

I do not want to discuss the pros and cons of email validation, but want to know if there are potential downsides (security and otherwise) to user entering his password only after he has already ...
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Should I mark messages as read if an user replied to it by email?

Thank you in advance for your response. I am implementing a feature of messages for a web app. The main idea of the business is that I have customers and suppliers. So, the first ones are able to ...
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Is it safe to assume that everyone has an email address now?

I had a request from one of our staff to change the forms to not require the email address because a single person (out of probably 1000 applicants) cannot submit the form because, apparently, that ...
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Display email bounce information to users?

My large application user base means we're constantly having a steady stream of users with hard and soft bounce issues as we send them broadcast emails. We're building some internal tools to make it ...
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Do they need to confirm their email… twice?

My site sends reminder emails to users 2-5 years in the future. Users log in via a 3rd party API. The third party gives me the name, email, phone, etc. of the user when they log into my site. What I ...
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Using (at) instead of @

Why is it, that on quite a few websites email addresses are written like this something(at)example.com instead of like this? something@example.com I could see that one might do it, to avoid bots ...
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I'm seeing a new instant email-validation tool on registration forms — is it new? And what is it? [closed]

I've started to see something in the last few months that I don't remember having seen before and want to know just what it is and how it works. When I'm required to register for some BS site (but ...
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What is best practice for a forgotten login email address?

It seems as though all the major sites that use an email as a login only allow for forgotten passwords. Looking to find how users can recover an account when they have forgotten their login email. At ...
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Bootstrap Glyphicons in Email

I am trying to prepare a custom email template. I have a table and I am currently using an image to show as the "X" as below: Since my first question was off topic, it put the question in my head ...
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Is there any reason to send “no-reply” emails?

As a customer of one of service, I just got an invoice for services I ordered and paid. It always surprises me that at end of such mails containing invoice, you will find sentence like this: This ...
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Is there a mail sent confirmation standard?

Is there a standard UX best practice for displaying a message to the user informing them that the email was successfully sent via a form?
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Is there a journal, dictionary or database of fonts and their established usage?

I'm looking for a font dictionary that will allow me to choose a font by conventional meaning and traditional usage. What I'm thinking of should exist, since I think that font meaning is learned ...
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Is Email Verification on Mobile App Sign up a bad UX? [duplicate]

We have a user sign up form in our product. In web version we have a email verification process. We will send a verification mail with an activation link after sign up. Now we have a mobile app for ...
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Mails Content - Center or left aligment

I'm designing transactional mails to send notifications to clients. Some of my colleagues say the content should be left aligned, but I personally think in the cases where there is little content and ...
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Do users respond better to email that looks like a webpage?

We use email to communicate with our customers in various ways and I'm looking for ways to improve the UX. I stumbled upon a site showing examples of really good email communication but wasn't able to ...
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Why do companies send out emails for verification if they let you gain access to the app/ website anyways?

I have always wondered why when signing up for websites or apps, some companies would send out an email for verification, but would give the users complete access to the app/website anyways. What ...
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What is the most user friendly way to verify an email address after user signed up on an app? [duplicate]

When a user signs up for for our app, he will have a limited access, and certain features won't be available to him. When he tries to access any of these limited features, a pop up will show up ...
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Email registered by someone else - First time Login / Register

I am working on a system where the administrators can add information about potential users. So a user can exist without even knowing it. Current Login: At this moment there is an extra input ...
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Is including a link more than once in an email a good idea?

I got an email today from StackExchange telling me that Law.SE is now in private beta: Good news everyone! The proposal to create a Law Stack Exchange site has moved on to private beta! ...
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How many 'confirmation emails' are too many emails?

I am thinking of sites such as Amazon which have turned buying something into a flood of confirmation and updating emails. And; question 2 - is there a better way to let users go and seek the status ...
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Documenting Rationale

I'm a UX architect working in house. In a nutshell wireframes are provided for our projects. We use JIRA as a way of tracking projects and confluence to document and archive them. Emails seem to be a ...
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Undisclosed mailto: links. Why is this still prevalent?

I find it a wee bit obnoxious to see modern websites — even those with decent design —, still using contact links that open a user's email client without fair disclosure. Be it a lack of microcopy or ...
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Should basket abandonment emails pre-populate the basket with its abandoned contents or take the user to their existing basket?

There are loads of topics around why abandonment emails are important, when they should be sent, how many stages and bla bla. But what is the common practice by the leading e-commerce companies and ...
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Token based vs URL based email verification [duplicate]

For email verification during user registration which method would be better if we are taking following (or more - which I am missing) points: From user point of view Authenticity - Fear of ...
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Log in with username vs. login with email address - which option provides better user experience? [duplicate]

I am developing a new web application and was wondering if I should have people pick their usernames and login with their usernames or should I have them login via their email addresses. Which option ...
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Using web fonts in email templates

What are the UX implications of using Web fonts in email templates? It seems that not all email clients support web fonts, but I'm not sure of the consequences of this.
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How to recover an account when a user entered a wrong email during signup?

Currently on my site's signup page there's two email fields and one password fields. The logic is that if they don't enter their password right they can always recover it later with their email. ...
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Would emailing everyone who used our commenting system (over the last year) about a change be intrusive?

My company's news site is relaunching, and as part of this we are replacing our old commenting platform with Disqus. The team came up with the idea to email everyone who used the old platform to give ...
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Will users open an .ICS attachment?

When sending a bill to customers, we're considering including an ICS file that will allow them to add a calendar item for their bill due date, with a reminder. will users understand what this does ...
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Should multiple user accounts be allowed to use the same email address?

I am creating a free to use website without restricted registration. Part of registration includes validating the email address entered by clicking a link we send to that address. The unique ...
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What Are the Best Practices for Using Email Reminders with Mailing Lists and Newsletters?

From time to time I receive email reminders which always give me an overview of all the mailing lists for which I’ve signed up years ago. I still regard this as helpful although these mailing lists ...
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Decoupling 1 technical function into 2 UI features

The context: I am developing this application where users can discuss about and contribute with some documents. Can think of it like an easy Document Management System. The main background technology ...