? "Set Up an Existing Account" ? -- Re: UI mock-up - Account Setup Rev.2

Eyal Rozenberg eyalroz at technion.ac.il
Thu May 2 22:48:34 UTC 2019


Agree with Wayne and Mike Ramey.

Some other options for the wording:

* "Associate (an) existing account"
* "Add (an) existing account" <- this doesn't imply that you're creating
it nor setting it up. It's implicit, but clear enough, that you're
adding it to Thunderbird / to your profile - you're not adding it to
where it's already at

On 02/05/2019 23:55, Wayne Mery wrote:
> On 5/2/2019 4:16 PM, Mike Ramey wrote:
>> I'm bothered by the phrase "Set Up an Existing Account".  Why? 
>> Because you're NOT 'setting up an existing account'.  The existing
>> *_email_* account is _already_ 'set up' and (I assume) correctly
>> configured.  The user is *_configuring_**_Thunderbird_* to connect to
>> & work with an existing, working email account.  What about something
>> like:
>>
>>   * Set Up Thunderbird to:
>>       o Work with an existing email account
>>         or
>>       o Create & work with a new email account
>>
> I've also had concerns about this.  It might be interesting to see how
> other mail clients handle this.
> 
> That said, I'm sure there have been struggles with "naming" and wording
> this in the past.  So it may be instructive to look at the following (in
> reverse chronological order)
> 
> Bug 637651 - "Creating account" wording is a bit confusing
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbugzilla.mozilla.org%2Fshow_bug.cgi%3Fid%3D637651&data=02%7C01%7Ceyalroz%40alumni.technion.ac.il%7Ccac91f189e604e1f400708d6cf4078dd%7Cf1502c4cee2e411c9715c855f6753b84%7C1%7C0%7C636924273141398661&sdata=83U6nPgOfFT3At%2BWdcUeo7%2B%2Bm81QJkv0jly7ngBVSm8%3D&reserved=0>
> 
> Bug 511308 - make autoconfig the default new account UI
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbugzilla.mozilla.org%2Fshow_bug.cgi%3Fid%3D511308&data=02%7C01%7Ceyalroz%40alumni.technion.ac.il%7Ccac91f189e604e1f400708d6cf4078dd%7Cf1502c4cee2e411c9715c855f6753b84%7C1%7C0%7C636924273141398661&sdata=JmHhiowDHXMQc%2FuofhSvVtiI%2BfbfNNqKDT3l61Bmue8%3D&reserved=0>
> plus https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Autoconfiguration
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.mozilla.org%2FThunderbird%3AAutoconfiguration&data=02%7C01%7Ceyalroz%40alumni.technion.ac.il%7Ccac91f189e604e1f400708d6cf4078dd%7Cf1502c4cee2e411c9715c855f6753b84%7C1%7C0%7C636924273141408661&sdata=laprqXH8rbk6m%2FjqNvhBxRQclDl9WYHC1%2BP96wAR%2FfI%3D&reserved=0>
> 
> (there is probably some account wizard or other bugs I am missing prior
> to 2008/9)
> 
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