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Are you planning on having all of the email signature details in the image? If so I would recommend against it. It's a terrible idea because it's not even functional. None of the "links" are interactive. I wouldn't put much weight into have images in the signature.


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To answer your key question: yes, it is OK to include images in email signatures. You accepted the value of this approach in your own response: I understand the (perceived) marketing value of including accomplishment-type images in a signature. However, main pet peeves (yes, these are pet peeves because not everyone is equally bothered by embedded ...


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my company has had anniversaries Hey, mine too! But seriously, I don't recommend it. You hit the main points and they are very valid. someone in HR will ask everyone... HR is not marketing. Adding these "awards" and anniversaries is utterly useless to me as a client/customer. The awards have their place on a corporate website, but not in an email ...


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Well, what about putting a notification with the number of attached files below the email body, followed by the "attach" button, and then followed by the "send" button? That way is impossible to miss! I think all the problem comes from bad possitioning of the elements: If there is a top bar, the "attach" button should be the FIRST thing a user sees, and ...


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Sent the first email notification with confirmation email for continue sending notification. If the user agree by clicking link in your confirmation email or whatever, then you have no problem sending notification to that email.


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Good question. I don't think there is a perfect answer, so you may have to choose the imperfect answer that seems better than the others. I can think of the following options: Make confirmation a pre-requisite for email notifications (this is by far the most sensible, but seems counter to your question). Have a captcha when requesting notification to ...


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The reason is typically because they either don't work with a UX team, or ignore the UX team. Bad validation typically comes from inheriting bad validation and bad validation habits. They've been cutting-and-pasting default field validations for the past decade and just keep on doing the same with little thought put towards determining if the validation ...


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I've been apart of numerous projects, as a UX professional, where the project is led by the tech team, and one big fault in all of this, is that the tech leads believe they know everything about UX practices and start saying, "I do it this way, therefore..." That's where it all begins... I also had a meeting where a tech lead says,"we should do it this way ...


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Because an extremely large proportion of programmers out there have no idea that there IS a standard, let alone what that standard might contain. When they need to validate, they just make something up based on their (absurdly) limited experience and call it a day. Since such characters are relatively rare in e-mail addresses, they don't get called on their ...


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Who are your service's users? Have these people ever seen Markdown, BBCode or other text markup? If they have, you might be able to get away with using a markup language like Markdown. I would recommend there be a way for the user to preview the email output before they send it. A link to view a list of basic markdown formatting would be good too. ...


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You have three options: Extend the service at your current web hotel. If it can't be done, or if you find it too expensive then move to step... Find another web hotel with a better service plan for e-mail services. Still not satisfied? Move to step # ... Who reads e-mail in 2014? Really? Do you? Let's play with the thought that notifications can be made ...


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Change the name from "Request Invite" to : Create Free Account People love free Its now a "sure thing" (a Request could be denied and also sounds like it might take time to be confirmed.


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I know you said books can be removed at anytime, but maybe you could provide download stats as a portion of your email content. It would let your audience know what's popular (or not popular). Maybe make a top 10. If a book has gone to paid and removed from your site, you could set up a redirect to a live stats page on your site, that show them other popular ...


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Peldi of Balsamiq Mockups used to share their actual profit numbers with his blog readers/ mailing list, which was extremely popular and one of the reasons why Balsamiq won over many other mockup software. You can see an example here. The point I am making is, that in blogs, utter honesty and expertise is what counts. Your website is a success, so that's ...


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I respectfully disagree with Paul on terminology and think that newsletter is the right term for this. Basically, automatic update e-mail, which he prefers, is just a more technical synonym of a more user-friendly term newsletter. Having said that, here is my advice on the newsletter's strategy and contents: 1) weekly digest is a good idea (don't include ...


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This is a really interesting question although not directly related to UX. But then heres my two cents: ~ As mentioned by Paul in his answer, one of the things could be related items. Even if you dont want to steer away from books, you could still mention books related to specific topics (Ex: mention nutrition books to health related books), ~ New ...


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I wouldn't call it a newsletter, I'd call it an automatic update. The idea is to notify them when a new book is released that you think they might be interested in. I'd group the users into categories, in this case genres. This will draw users back to your site, increase page views and hopefully improve ad revenue. You can take it a step further by ...


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I love iMessage read receipts and typing status. They let me be sure when people have read things, and they mean I can read a message and, if it doesn't require a response, not respond, while letting people know that I've seen it. It's very useful for organizing logistics, and eases the pathways of conversation. On the other hand, I love that Tinder doesn't ...


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I work at a place with very poor cell coverage. To know if a message actually made it to the other party is a crucial feature for me. Not because I want to know if they received/read it but because I want to know if I'll have to retry.


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Although the answers you've been given so far are correct, I'd argue that giving the user too many options is a bad thing as well. Is having three options really necessary? Would two work? If so, use the one with the least amount of options. I'd say give them an option of "keep me updated" or "never". This way, you're doing two things. Your easing the ...


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As grover5 says, give the user choice. That'll probably end up as the best solution in terms of UX as the user can customise her own experience down to how she likes it. That means positive feedback and more users for you. However, if for some reason you can't provide this option, it depends on the number of users and level of activity you have. As you say, ...


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The best course is to provide multiple options to the user. Generally you'll want to provide at minimum, the following three options: Send the notification of activity immediately Send a summary of activity that occurred for a given time period (1 day, 1 week, etc. - the period should reflect the expected user goals for your website) Never send any ...


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In your first email to the clients, make sure you mention with emphasis that the emails are available in other languages, probably mentioning available languages also. Provide a link where they are able view this first email in their native language. When they are led to read the email content after selecting their language, gently ask them if they would ...


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This is more of a technical blindspot. The nearset solution would be (assuming you support somwhere between 2 to 5 languages) you can send newletter in all languages in a single mail. If it is just 2 language then you can suppliment second language text inline. Also you may use CC-TLD domain to assume language (risky approach with country having many native ...


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Why not a link to the settings page where they can change their "default" language. The settings page could also have links to the translated versions of the email(s) for ease of access ... or allow for re-sending the last email in the newly selected language upon change of default language. Allowing (MAKING?) the user pick their preferred language will be ...



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