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Do users who “send to a friend” mostly email themselves?

I'm working on a site where you can email some customized site results. Our team has a theory that most of the time people who are using "email to a friend"-style functionality are actually emailing ...
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Secure but still usable license key retrieval mechanism?

I just had a very interesting conversation with a support rep of a software product that I love (and which shall remain anonymous here). They use product keys for licensing, and in case the user ...
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Reply all replies to self?

The mail client Microsoft Outlook have the option to use “Reply All” in a mail conversation. When you hit the “Reply All”-button, your name sometimes turn up in the to-box, meaning you’ll also receive ...
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mobile input feedback design pattern

I am creating email verification in IOS and want to assist the user with verifying they have entered the correct email address before sending confirmation. Some app use an instant input feedback with ...
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Is it necessary to verify a user's email address?

It's pretty much a fact that users hate having to open a new tab, go to their email service, log in, wait for the email to arrive and then click a link/paste a code. Is it really necessary to do this ...
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Money transfer username or e-mail

Paypal allows you to send money to someone by entering their e-mail address. Is this the best practice for money transfer services? Would it be more user friendly to use user-picked usernames instead, ...
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Email address entry field on public kiosk system

Interesting discussion internally at this end re a sign-up/login mechanic that will be running within a public kiosk/display application. The question we have is related to whether or not we should ...
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Password confirmation vs. email confirmation

Is it more advisable to ask a confirmation to the email or a confirmation to the password in a website registration form? I'm asking this because I saw this blog post that was featured on Hacker News ...
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What's the best method of email verification? [duplicate]

For a registration page, what's the best way to verify a user's email address? Some websites ask you for the username, password and email address all on the registration form and then email you a link ...
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Email address as username--how to reduce incidence of bad entry

I work on a web app that requires users to complete a form for registration including their email address. The form has to be approved by a human before an account is created. The email address is ...
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Is it good practice to force users to give us their email address before showing them our site?

Our company has a website that sells wine. Our idea is that we will the ask user to sign up using their email address before we present them with any products. The reasoning behind this is that if a ...
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Why does MS Outlook Express store data in a hidden folder? [closed]

Microsoft Outlook Express stores your email files in a hidden data folder buried deep in the user's home folder. I can't understand why they chose to do this. It makes it nearly impossible to ...
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What is the most appropriate classification for email accounts in a CRM?

Most everyone has an email account for use at work, and the email account we use as private individuals. In a customer relationship management tool, how would you manage those to make the distinction ...
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Send by email button - required or redundant

Is it a good UX practice to use a Send by email button, like the Email icon here http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php, on a website to send content? The button would pop up a window where you can ...
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Does user need to activate account via e-mail in registration process?

I’m designing e-commerce registration process, and I’m in two minds about asking user for account activation via e-mail. I consider these solutions: User needs to activate account via e-mail or he ...
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Do users like getting form 'we received your message' emails?

I'm wondering if there has been research into whether users actually enjoy receiving those 'We got your email' type of responses from support requests or feedback forms. I find it irritating ...
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Why is it common practice to send newsletters from fake email addresses?

Has someone researched the amount of recipients who respond to newsletter emails, and see "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently"? -The ratio is probably high. People who reply ...
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How to make tags in email template editor clear to all users?

I'm working on a web application where users (of an organization) can edit email templates. For example, one template would be used to confirm an appointment (that a client has made with the ...
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1answer
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Horizontal Scrolling Emails (B2C) Best Practices

A client recently asked me to look into developing a horizontal email for one of their campaigns. I've been coding their emails for a year or so now but am unfamiliar with the best practices from a ...
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Best practices for a 'refer a friend' feature

I have been asked to design a referral feature on a site. The site is a non-profit that contains services for parents around children with learning disabilities. The referral aspect is for parents to ...
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Is email field assistance still necessary?

For registration forms, it seems the trend now is to allow any password a user wants, as long as you inform him if it's weak. With this in mind, should we still validate email fields on the client ...
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Should the Wall Street Journal's form for emailing an article have the “send me a copy” box checked by default, so the sender also receives a copy?

Note: this question and image have been copied with permission from Bothsider (http://bothsider.com/i/366/)
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Email notifications: “You've received a message” vs the full message

While working on a web-based business management tool, we're looking into adding forums. Let's say a user has notifications turned on, for every time someone posts in a topic you've created or ...
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Activation email message optimization

I've got a site (e.g FooBar) and 1 out of 2 users registering never activate their account (via clicking on an email link) so I'm trying to improve this. The flow is pretty standard: user lands on ...
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best practices for sending invoices/bills via email

Our B2B mobile app for food delivery to businesses sends an email to the recipient as soon as the recipient accepts the delivery on the delivery driver's mobile app. The email contains the signed ...
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no-reply@yourdomain.com or a real address?

For authentication emails and various other one-way communication applications often use no-reply@yourdomain.com. This comes across as unfriendly when compared to something like hello@yourdomain.com. ...
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What would work better in order to get feedback upon unsubscribing from newsletter?

In our email newsletters the user will find an unsubscribe link... Should that link when clicked automatically unsubscribe the user? Or should they be presented with a form to confirm the action? I ...
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Best way to unsubscribe?

We are implementing a communication preferences page, where our users can select to opt-in to different topics of email marketing or choose to unsubscribe from all. If the user un-ticks all options ...
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Should html and plain versions of the same email be sent?

When sending our html newsletter via email, should I include both versions? HTML and plain text, in other words, should it be a multipart email? If so, why?
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Email Verification for Paid Subscription-based App

We're developing a paid, subscription-based application and are currently contemplating different sign up flows. How does one go about verifying the users email address elegantly? Email addresses are ...
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Multiple email address field in a simple form

This is a survey site, and after completing the survey the user has the option to send a copy of the report to themselves. There is a small container on the page, with a text field and a submit ...
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Has anyone usability tested (handwritten) email before?

I was just reading this article: How to send and reply to email. It's basically about the user interface and user experience of email. There are many good tips, but unfortunately the article doesn't ...
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Describing how to copy an email message to clipboard, visit site, and paste it into textarea?

A customer buys a product from an online store and receives an order confirmation email. My company receives commission for having referred that customer. We want to pay a bonus to the shopper (i.e. ...
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How should email threads be ordered?

I thought I had the answer to this question. If you view raw email, you can see that the most recent email is at the top, with the rest below in reverse chronological order. I think it's fair to say ...
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Using mailto: links for email addresses…what is the practice these days?

When giving out your email address on a site, do people still use the mailto:email@example.com syntax for the link? Does this work with people using web mail clients? I use gmail and whenever I click ...
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“View Newsletter Online” link to be visible in online version?

When you receive an HTML or Text Newsletter, you'll often see a "Having trouble viewing Newsletter? View Online" link at the very top of the email. When you click on it your web browser fires up and ...
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Should email verification links expire?

It's a common practice for websites to send email verification links on sign up. Should these verification links expire? I know about a bunch of website where they do and I wonder why?
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Experience with effective subject and body for “credit card expiring soon” emails

I have a subscription service that has a few dozen subscribers drop off every month because of expired credit cards. I was hoping to gain a little insight into some best practices for an email to prod ...
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How to handle creating new account with email address that is unverified on another account?

We have email address verification on our accounts. Users have to verify their email addresses when they create their accounts and when they update their email addresses on existing accounts. With new ...
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Should I save mail list subscription information for users who unsubscribe?

I'm planning a possible email subscription management system for our company. Users will voluntarily opt-in for initial registration, and can control which specific mailing lists they'll be ...
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Sending a formatted email vs. sending a PDF as attachment

I am working on a site that will have a "send to email" feature for semi-personalized content (think something like a short shopping list). We already will have a print-friendly view of this content ...
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Logging in with email only

I'm working on a blog and there will be an option to post a comment. I could implement registration with username, password and email — the standard way. I could implement 3rd-party authorization ...
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email field or username for logging in an application?

What is the best solution for an app : Email or username field? I like email because: it's unique user will easily remember it's personal (which can be a disadvantage sometimes; Multiple users on ...
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Should general 404 page be shown to the user if he clicks one-time link second time?

There is a Sign up function in a web application. After user signs up, an email message with confirmation link is sent to his email address. This confirmation link is obviously valid only one time. ...
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Is a captcha necessary when email validation is being utilised?

During registration for my new website, I'm going to require that a link is clicked in a confirmation email before a new user has full privileges. Is this a good way to remove spammers/bots, or do you ...
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What is the best email username to use for a myname.com domain?

Not sure if this is an UX question, well somehow it is, but I didn't know a better place to ask anyway. So I will just throw it in here. Let's say I have the domain johnsmith.com and I want people to ...
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Can a dropdown in-email, like from G+, be implemented without special support from the email client? [closed]

Noticed today this great trinket from Google: in their notification emails upon new G+ followers, the recipient can add someone to a circle directly from a dropdown in the email. (See below). The ...
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What would be an expected behaviour for resetting the password?

When a user uses the »I forgot my password« link several times and gets a couple of emails, each one with a tokenized link to reset his password, what would be the appropriate behaviour? All links ...
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Usability of an email field without label “email”

Does it make sense to a user that this field is for email only? Or is it confusing?
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Should I send the private message body in the notifying email?

My website is a bit similar to StackExchange sites in regards of user interaction, but additionally it has a private messaging system. A message has a subject and a body. Every time a new message or ...