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We are working on a web project that has a password reset feature.

Now the problem is, between "Password Reset Mail" and "Reset Password Mail", which is better?

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It depends where that text belongs. If you have a button on a webpage to reset the password, it should simply say “Reset password by mail” or, shorter, “Mail password reset”. The mail itself would be a “Password reset email”.

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Presumably you mean email instead of just mail, and that this is a link for resetting one's password, so I would suggest a couple of alternatives:

Email Password Reset

which will be easily understood, or

Reset Password Via Email

which is explicit.

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Thanks, I mean which email title should I use? –  Xhacker Liu Feb 6 '11 at 14:49
    
Yes, and I'm suggesting that neither of your choices reflects optimal word order; hence, my offer of alternatives. –  Robusto Feb 6 '11 at 14:59
    
@Xhacker Liu: When talking about the email itself, you can say "Password reset email" (for instance, "The password reset email will arrive within two hours"). –  psmears Feb 6 '11 at 15:14
    
@psmears I know it, thank you. –  Xhacker Liu Feb 6 '11 at 15:28

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