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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
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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
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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.

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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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