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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 button....
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How can I provide a simple dialog for a user to enter multiple email addresses (for invitations)?

I'm creating a dialog (modal) that asks the user to enter multiple email addresses to which an item on the website is shared to. The dialog is about 530x500 pixels big. Right now I'm asking the user ...
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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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Why do users reply to messages clearly marked as do not reply

In a web app, we generate a lot of emails including reminders, requests for approvals, login details etc. They all come from a real email address to help with deliverability etc and they all quite ...
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“Hello@Domain.com” Email Addresses

I've noticed an increasing trend among companies (especially smaller companies and agencies) to have a "hello@domain.com" email address as the initial point of contact. My understanding of this is ...
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Sending email on behalf of another user

In my system there's an option for a user A to send an email reminder to user B. When choosing this option, user A gets the following form: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Should i line wrap my emails?

When my coworkers send their emails, some would diligently line wrap the body text into lines that are at most, say 78 characters wide, others would use no line break in a paragraph, and the editing/...
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Expected behaviour when clicking to reset a password multiple times?

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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Email first registration

I'm wondering how to structure our signup process. We really need email verification, so the idea is that instead of having the classic 'register then verify' process, we ask for the email first, and ...
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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), re-...
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549 views

Emails in plain text or HTML?

When communicating with customers, is it better to send emails in plain text or html formats? Each has different strengths and weaknesses, but the question of which is better still remains. Which ...
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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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Does the Outlook default “mark as read” behavior make sense?

The Outlook default behavior is to mark a message a read as soon as it appeared in the viewing pane and another message was selected. This leads to confusing behavior: For example, when I read a ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to avoid accidental email sending?

I've had this problem a number of times: when writing an email, I accidentally click on the "send" button, thus sending an incomplete email. (E.g. in Outlook, the "send" button is alarmingly close to ...
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How do I provide value to my email subscribers without just duplicating content from my site?

I started a site about two years ago to aggregate free kindle ebooks from Amazon and display them in a Pinterest-like fashion. It was just a little weekend project, as I had a new job and wanted to ...
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281 views

Email notification service - registration required or not?

I am creating a notification service in my web app that will allow people to be notified when certain types of postings are published according to their tastes. They will be able to sign up for ...
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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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Why do you need to keep users engaged through your site?

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this topic. If not, I apologize. To rephrase the question, I am debating a new tactic that some marketers are trying to implement that goes against everything ...
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546 views

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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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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Flag vs. Star in E-mail apps! Which would be the optimal placement for a 'flag' or 'star' icon in e-mail apps?

Most people read from left to right, so In my opinion the flag or star icon should be definitely on the left. In MS Office it's on the right, but there is an exclamation mark on the left (which has a ...
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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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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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Compare engagement of different push mediums

We're wondering if there's research on the engagement levels of different push mediums, i.e. CTR's of email vs. iOS notifications vs. android notifications vs. etc. Had a google, and a search here, ...
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What's the best practice for button alignment in responsive email templates?

I was looking for case studies or UX research to figure out what is the best practice for button alignment especially in email templates, but couldn't find anything relevant. Our practice: We tend ...
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300 views

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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Any evidence of increased click through rates on blue underlined links in html emails?

I'm redesigning our company email template. At the moment links are grey, bold and not underlined. I don't think this makes it very clear that it is a link. My gut instinct tells me that I should make ...
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What is a more personal email address than support@yourdomain.com or sales@yourdomain.com for a Service-oriented product?

If you have an email where you want your users to contact you with any and all questions, a true concierge/high-touch point of contact, what would you call it? Most products use emails like: ...
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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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Email Reminder Best Practices

I'm working on the email reminder system for a business-to-business social networking site. I'm not sure how often to send out email reminders for users who have actions to complete. Or even how many ...
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Does spamming users work?

If there's one thing that drives me absolutely mad it's when I sign up to a website or an app and they send me emails without my consent to either "remind" me to use their product more often or give ...
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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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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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How can I validate an email account without leaving the checkout process?

Aside from the standard process in which someone receives an email to validate an account/registration to finish a signup process, is there any alternative/best practice that retains the user within ...
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What should a good error email look like?

Upon errors in my applications, I'm sending out error emails. Both, developers and administrators get them. The huge amount of "information" inside the emails tend to make them helpful for ...
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Is there any UX study on when we should send HTML email and when plain text?

By considering email web and desktop client's compatibility and big/small screen and devices. Is there any UX study on when we should send HTML email and when plain text? For better conversions.
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“Your friend has sent you a message on our website, register to see it” - is there a name for this technique?

Sometimes I get emails like the following, presumably targeted to me as a friend/contact of some person, X: You have a message from X on our super awesome website! Click here to read this message. ...
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What is the accepted best practice for asking for permission to send a user email?

When a user is setting up their profile in my web app, I want them to act on 2 different email settings: 1) Permission to email when another user interacts with them (for example, sends them a ...
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237 views

What's up with the Preview Pane? Why or why not to use it in internal web app messaging systems

I am about to redesign an app w/ internal messaging (ala Facebook) and just curious to get some input from the UI community on the concept of 'Preview Panes'. It seems that the majority of the super-...
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What is the purpose behind some websites letting the user enter more than one email?

Some websites like LinkedIn, Quora, Facebook etc. let the user enter one or more email addresses. The user can make one of them as primary account and they show him all the emails he entered so he can ...
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Email address/app icon : is “@” sign still relevant today?

I have a doubt about the appropriateness of using the @ sign on an icon, to mean something related to email. For instance, a project I am involved into uses it the following ways: On a contact ...
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What do you think of the new Yahoo Mail UI? Is it a good or bad UI? [closed]

Recently Yahoo changed the UI of the Yahoo Mail service. I am curious what you think about it? There's one "retro" function - keyboard shortcuts :-) and what is really interesting about them I ...
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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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Where to add an optional 'Title' or 'Subject' input?

I have a website, that users send messages to the staff (similar to support tickets). I want the users to be able to add a title or subject to the message. Most of the users (90%), will not use it. ...
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What's the rationale behind e-mail clients containing calendaring functionalities?

Many e-mail client programs contain calendar features. Since I rarely ever use any calendaring features I fail to see how e-mail and calendar are related. To me it feels like calendaring is a ...