Is there any UX consideration for the label for an email,some labels that i could think of are:

  • Email ID
  • Email Address
  • Email
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    Email is enough. Just add the html5 attribute "email" to the input field, and you are ok. – Kristiyan Lukanov Aug 29 '16 at 12:24

I definitely recommend that you use the word "Email" together with a simple general placeholder like "email@example.com".

Email ID: The ID part sounds confusing. It will probably confuse the user too.

Email Address: For a form element title, this un-necessarily long. Shorter text is ideal for forms.

User Email Form Title

For more insight see previous answers here: Which label text is good for "Enter email address"?

and here: https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/3768/best-practices-on-common-person-fields-name-email-address-gender-etc

EDIT: Thanks to @njzk2 and @thunderblaster for valid points. I've corrected the sample form to reflect your insights.

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    I would remove the : from the label, I don't think it is necessary – njzk2 Aug 29 '16 at 15:50
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    domain.com is a valid, privately owned domain. example.com is specifically prohibited from being registered to be used in examples such as this. – thunderblaster Aug 29 '16 at 20:53
  • @njzk2 Thanks for the correction. You're 100% spot on. – Babalwa Mehlomane Aug 29 '16 at 21:45
  • @thunderblaster , you're right. I must admit it was quite a pleasant surprise to read that the domain: example.com is totally alright being used in forms. Thanks. – Babalwa Mehlomane Aug 29 '16 at 21:46

I would say that "Email" is describing enough. "Email ID" then again is really misleading. What ID? I understand that the email is used for identification but user might not understand that.


Email is fine for most audiences (especially combined with the hint text), but if your users are less tech-savvy they may find it Email Address clearer and less ambiguous.

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