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Add direct link to email beside button

When I am creating HTML email with call to action button, should I add direct URL for copy/paste to address bar beside clickable button? Is there any reason to use this "fallback" in 2021? ...
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What produces a better response: emails sent in rapid fire vs a drip campaign?

We have a transactional email ("You've received a friend request") that is sent to users when they receive a friend request on our platform. It is important for us that user takes action on ...
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How to force users to subscribe without creating an account?

I've created a web app which does not require a user to create an account, you just fill in a form and get the result. I thought that would be nice to add "Enter your email" input text along ...
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How important are plain text emails in 2021?

When sending email from an application (for example during user registration, booking confirmation, and account alerts), is it important to also send a plain text version? My understanding is that ...
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Is a 'scheduled' send feature an improvement on the user experience (for the recipient) for Gmail?

I know that in business or enterprise software, a scheduled send feature is vital for planning and co-ordination of activities that have defined window of time for its implementation or execution. ...
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What's the right way to display a long and wide table responsive in an email template

I have to display long and rather wide tables (around 90 rows) as an email template. My tables look like the following: I need to display this information in an email template, so cutting the table ...
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Why do some emails include a link to the same destination as the button right above them?

Can someone explain the purpose behind this practice? Is it an accessibility issue and is this practice outdated? For example: "If you have trouble with the link above, copy and paste this URL ...
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What do I do when nobody answers my e-mails anymore, and nobody answers my questions online? [closed]

I have sent many e-mails to companies and asked numerous questions on here, which just go unanswered. No reply whatsoever. They are not rude, unreasonable, or in any way mal-intentioned. I've noticed ...
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What is the most user-friendly way to ask a 'yes' or 'no' question via e-mail?

I'm interested in finding out the most user friendly way to ask a 'yes' or 'no' question via email. I have included an example and a couple of possibilities below. It's a huge plus if whatever method ...
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What are best practices for collecting consent for marketing emails during checkout?

I'm working on an ecommerce website that uses Mailchimp for both transactional and marketing email. Users can purchase items without creating an account on the website. Per Mailchimp's terms of ...
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How to tell the user email already exists and if that email address belongs to you then reset the password

I need to show a message to the user if the user tries to create an account and that email address already is taken and if that email address belongs to the user then reset the password for the ...
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direct link to downloadable content or download page

My client is running a campaign promoting a recent white-paper they published. Users will be driven to a landing page from various sources (mainly mass email and social media posts/ads). The landing ...
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Should we communicate the shipping *progress* here, or will it be redundant?

We're a small e-commerce business. A few weeks after we've shipped an order, we'll be checking in with customers to see if everything's okay. The e-mail will have three clickable options for them to ...
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Mailchimp suggests to “woo back” the unsubscribed recipients 3-6 months later. Is it really acceptable? [closed]

From Mailchimp's article on Drip Campaigns: Communicate based on a user’s behaviors Unsubscribe emails. <…> If they unsubscribe from your subscription service (such as a gym), in addition to ...
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Adding variety to reminder emails

Between once and 3 times a week (depending on user's settings), something new to do on our product comes up (always on the same days at 9 am, on monday, wednesday and friday). Until now, we have sent ...
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Problem: Sites which flood the user's email account with messages saying:-

Thank you for buying 'x' We are going to deliver 'x' today Our van has left the yard Our van is in your street 'x' has just been left on your doorstep. Do a fair bit of online shopping and this ...
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Multiple CTA buttons (same link) in Email marketing?

Thoughts on having the same CTA appear twice in a short marketing email? One is in the main image (the whole thing is essentially clickable) and the second is after some copy on the bottom. They both ...
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Should the user be logged in when clicking on the verify email link?

I have a webapp with signp/signin User does a signup with email password or a sign in via Google Twitter Facebook or GitHub If user is new, then an email is sent to this user to verify their email ...
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Best practices for handling change of email auto-replies when there's a user account

Scenario: the Example company has some sort of front-end system that uses the customer's email address as the user ID. Example.com sends a marketing email to bob@harvard.com (which would be Bob's ...
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Accept Terms of Service with one-click button in email

Beside the legal aspect, do you think it is okay to have a one-click link in an e-mail to accept TOS, knowing that the TOS document is an attached PDF?
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HTML Email Clickable Address Link

I have a bit of a conundrum I was hoping the community could help me with. I'm developing a HTML email right now with physical address text (123 Main st. Citytown, Michigan 48484). I can certainly ...
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What's the best personal email address if the domain is already my first name?

Pretend my name is John; I own the domain name john.me. I will be using this domain for a portfolio site, to host small projects, etc. When setting up the email server I thought through some ideas ...
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Should I ask the user for their company name or email address as an additional source of validation?

During the signup flow of our service, we ask the user for their phone number and primary email address. We don't show those in their user profile. User can call each other only after they have ...
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Input mask on email field a good idea?

A colleague of mine is arguing that we should use an input mask for email fields. Personally I don't think it is necessary. For phone numbers I can understand since a phone number can be written in ...
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Is Gmail Undo pattern enough for bulk mailing? What are the better alternatives?

We are in the early process of creating a mail client that would send out email campaigns to thousands of users (Mailchimp would be a similar product to compare) There are ideas and opinions, and one ...
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Where do you break long contact details that run over one line?

For example an email address for one area of the company is something like "businesssupport@ourcompanyname.com" Though we can do many alternatives (links, forms etc.) so you don't see this long ...
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Is Mailto function on E-mail address link bad UX?

I have done some basic research on this topic, but didn't came with valid conclusion as resources were not from well known or reputed sources. Hypothesis: (Especially for residential users), people ...
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Inverting the “activation email” process

It's fairly common for websites to send an activation email to new users, with a link or code for them to use to confirm that they do in fact own the email address they used to sign up. This has ...
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e-mail styling with limitations: gotchas to avoid?

I'm designing a simple e-mail for the amazon buyer-seller messaging system and it has quite a few limitations. These are the allowed HTML and CSS tags - I can only do inline-styling as everything ...
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Why there is no “Forgot Email”?

I noticed, if you forget your password, you need to click "Forgot Password". But if no other way while that multiple email address inputs still doesn't work. They don't provide us an access to Account ...
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Is there any reason the discussion is inverted in e-mail threads?

In all e-mail clients I know, when someone is responding to an e-mail, the response is written at the top, above the original e-mail. I don't understand the reason for this choice. It seems that: ...
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Should email-address be a fallback for salutation in e-mail, when there is no first name known?

So within the platform, first & last name is optional. When we send out emails with salutation, should we fallback to the e-mail address as a name (when first name = null) or should we just leave ...
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Sending confirmation email to survey participant [closed]

When a participant finishes their survey, I would like to send them an email confirmation that they responses to the survey was successfully saved. I'm kind of stuck at the write-up of this ...
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Why do 2019-era email clients [(+/-) a few years] often allow you to delete or enter new destination addresses, but not fully edit them?

Suppose that you are writing an email. You mistype someone's address in the "To" field. For example, maybe you write, "john.reed@blah.com." Before sending the email, you remember that that person ...
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How to Handle User Email Confirmation After User Becomes a Paying Customer And Doesn't Confirm Email

I'm rebuilding my "confirm email" system when a user signs up or changes their email. Websites like Facebook require an email be confirmed each time it is changed, so I have implemented the same. ...
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embed vs link HTML content in email

Let's say your company sends its customers quotes via email when a customer requests a quote. In the quote it has some fancy images, logos, and HTML/CSS to help sell the quote to the customer. The ...
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Best practices for validating emails in a text area

I want to allow my users to add email recipients in a text area by just writing their addresses manually or copy & paste them from somewhere - email addresses are separated via a comma or new line....
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What tests, if any, should I carry out to test email designs prior to going live?

I’m designing a set of emails meant to warn the user to take action before an irreversible change will take place, and, for those users who didn’t take the action in time, to let them know that the ...
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Generic “get in touch” icon [closed]

I usually use the phone call icons, or email, sms, and so on. But in my case we found the need for a generic "get in touch" icon, which will lead to either email, or phonecall, or sms, depending on ...
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Emailing users to request an updated mailing address

I work for a government organization that sends monthly payments to our users/clients. One of our security practices is to suspend a user's payment if we receive three pieces of returned mail (...
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Images in Email Campaigns

Overview: I am building a UX report on best practices for creating emails for marketing campaigns. One recommendation I am providing is to build your designs without images and then add them after the ...
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Does retyping an email to confirm really mitigate errors?

I've seen a lot of sites ask for email confirmation on the page, mostly by retyping the same email. Does this reduce error rates or just infuriate users and what are the best ways to reduce errors ...
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Email client: why is the “Send” button always next to the other buttons? [closed]

In the vast majority of email clients I've seen (Outlook, but also Web mails like outlook.com or GMail), the "Send" button is always next to danger zone where the user often clicks. The worst example ...
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Text Messaging / Email Interface

I'm looking to design a single interface for composing & sending a message via text and email. Given email fields/options like subject, bcc, cc are not valid in a text message, I've been leading ...
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Best practice for multi-language mails?

I have to design an email invitation for a customer. The customer offers a service for companies to communicate with their suppliers. So the companies enter the email addresses of their suppliers, and ...
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Usability of having a mailto link open a popover prompting the user to copy the email address to clipboard or open their default mail application

I've been thinking about how to handle mailto links on a website redesign, and I know that having an email address listed can make a user feel more comfortable about contacting rather than just a ...
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autoreply on noreply address

Let's suppose a website that sends (useful) mails from a "noreply address". Nobody read messages from this mailbox because it is just to notify (useful) information. At this time, if someone, sends ...
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What would be the most user-friendly way to request a lost password if remembering it from mail isn't practical?

I'm developing an app in which the user can set a password for it so it has to be entered if the app is desired to be accessed. That password is just for their own use of the application if they wish ...
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Unsubscribe/Email Preferences

There are several approaches I see out there when it comes to email/notification/messaging preferences. My question is what approaches and features are most useful? Specify preference as to the type ...
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Best Way to Validate E-mail (before sending link to complete registration)

I have a web application used by users with “little experience”. The only field that exists on the home page is email. If the user is already registered I request the password, otherwise I send an ...

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