In iOS’ keyboard shortcut settings, map @@ to your email address, and ## to your phone number. Huge time-saver.
If you *insist* on using US date format, at least use it unambiguously (e.g. Dec 9 2016). 12/09/2016 is very different in most of the world.
Just seen a selector so long I’m surprised it didn’t begin with ‘Once upon a time…’