Text for email address validation!

  • When validating email address on sign-up/login page which is the right grammar?

    "Please insert a valid email address."

    OR

    "Please enter a valid email address."

    OR just

    "Invalid email address." like the Google does.

  • exp

    exp Correct answer

    10 years ago

    Mac OS X Human Interface Guidelines:

    Provide direct, simple feedback that people can understand. For example, error messages should spell out exactly what situation caused the error (“There’s not enough space on that disk to save the document”) and possible actions the user can take to rectify it (“Try saving the document in another location”).

    and Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines:

    Effective error messages inform users that a problem occurred, explain why it happened, and provide a solution so users can fix the problem. Users should either perform an action or change their behavior as the result of an error message.

    which, to me, makes a lot of sense... so i'd go with something like "Invalid email address. Valid e-mail can contain only latin letters, numbers, '@' and '.'", or something more appropriate to your validations...

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