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The other answers explain why autocorrect is bad. But you are correct about users being really bad at typing their own email address, so here's an alternate solution: Make them enter their email address twice, just like when setting a new password. Even if they are lazy and copy-paste it, hopefully they will at least look at it again and have a chance to ...


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Depends on How smart is your checking? Relatively speaking a list of typo's is unsophisticated. There are services that can determine the presence of a valid Domain Name record an email server an individual email box Certainly in the case 1 above, if there is no matching Domain Name Record - then an email can not reach the recipient. So in this case ...


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I wouldn't personally recommend auto correcting the email address' domain name, but you could check it against the "VALID" domain name extension, and for that you need to check it against list of valid domain name extensions which would be an absolute pain, specially nowadays that we have new and totally weird domain name extensions, here is a link to all of ...


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People sometimes intentionally obscure their contact information online, e.g. by l33t-ing a few characters. One more reason not to do it.


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There are several reasons why it's beneficial, from both a UX and a business point of view. The main UX reason being - not all email clients can handle HTML emails. This is less of an issue these days but it's still a fact. There are hundreds of email clients out there, on loads of different devices. Some browser-based, some OS based, some 3rd-party client ...


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Definitely don't silently change the address without telling the user, as this can lead to extreme confusion if it guesses wrong. Instead, you might consider a "Did you mean...?" message underneath the field. This is easily understood by any user who has done a Google search. Mailgun has a service for doing exactly this. They have an online demo. In ...


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How about an ajax request real-time to check if the submitted domain is valid or not? If it's valid, presume it's right. If you can't find an MX or A record at that domain, state "could not find this domain" or suggest a "did you mean" mined from past records you kept about what users changed the input from and to all the previous times you "could not find ...


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I think its useful to separate common typing errors from spelling mistakes. auto-correct might not be relevant for correcting domain names as @Simwil suggested because of changes to domain name extensions. This being said, if we are looking solely at auto-correcting typing errors this would enhance the overall user experience and minimise user frustration by ...


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Autocorrect is somewhat invasive, and sometimes doesn't let user understand what was the typo or notice it at all. I would opt for typeahead (autosuggest) dropdown saying "Did you mean correct address?".


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I would recommend against an auto-correct as domain name extensions are about to change drastically, to the point where an email ending with "sitename.anything" will be valid. Consider an inline check, which means it doesn't cause the frustration of the usual ENTRY > SUBMIT > ERROR MESSAGE > RE-ENTRY > SUBMIT name@company.co [!] Did you mean .com? Asking ...


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I would lean towards not using Auto-correct in this instance as it can lead to more frustration than presenting an error message. The reason I say this is with the increase of domain names the accuracy of auto-correct becomes less and less. Your example is changing the .con to .com, what if the user's intention was to write .cn or .co? Form field error ...


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Here is another great example of "Confirm your account" email. Subject: Confirm your --- account I am totally impressed by big neat Call To Action button.


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This is one of my pet peeves. The mental state of a user when unsubscribing is full of frustration and this is only exaggerated when receiving that confirmation email. However, I do see the need to have some sort of record for unsubscribing if the company is dubious and continues to send unsolicited emails. For me the best option would be the ...


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Users unsubscribe because they don't want to hear from you anymore. Typically, in a family you have people who click on every button available, then complain that their mailbox is full of spam, and then the only computer literate person gets the thankful task of unsubscribing all these newsletters. At that point, they usually don't unsubscribe one (yours) ...



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