Login screen messages

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  1. Dan 55 Silver badge
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    Login screen messages

    Just noticed there are different error messages for incorrect email address and incorrect password.

    This is not current Best Practice™.

  2. Marco Fontani

    This is not current Best Practice™.

    I tend to agree, but "El Reg isn't your bank" (or Equifax *cough*) - so we opted to make it easier for users to gauge whether they had already registered with an address or not, or whether they simply placed in the wrong password - rather than giving the exact same confusing message "either email or password was wrong, use a magic eight ball to guess which".

    Current Bestest Practice® would likely be to generate a unique email and password per service, so there's that ;)

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