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Mobile Email Signatures

Mobile Email Signatures: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?

I'm all for helpful email signatures, but lately it seems like more and more people are choosing a cheeky signature to use when they send emails from mobile devices. I've seen everything from the standard "Sent from my iPhone" to the slightly more obnoxious "Sent from a mobile device, please excuse any errors."

My feeling: unless you are an extremely important person — say, the president or something — you should be taking the time to check your message for errors. If you have time to send it, you have time to take the care to make sure it's up to your standards of emailing. One researcher even says that such mobile signatures can act as salt on a wound when the recipient feels like the sender didn't take the proper time necessary to reply. Do these irk you as much as they bother me?

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123KaraMcG 123KaraMcG 7 years
My sig.. is Just my first and last name. as for the the built in "sent from my.." I often delete it. Always when on the iPad.
franciepants franciepants 7 years
Personally, I prefer them, but that is also because Im never physically in the office and the signatures allow people to see how reachable I am. Obviously if you see the signature says that its coming from my phone, I may not be very accessible. However, I only use these email signatures when it comes to work. For personal emails, I don't see why a signature is even required. But that's just me.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 7 years
I agree that telling me what type of devise you are using is pretentious, but I think it is handy to know you are on the road and out of the office. I don't email from my phone so I don't know if I would have one or not.
vssalazar vssalazar 7 years
I think the "Sent from my" (iPhone, Blackberry etc.) sounds so pretentious even though it's defaulted by the system. But I do like a purposeful signature such as my fave: "[Content Disclaimer] Brevity is probably intended. Composed and transmitted from a mobile device." I like to keep it short and sweet because I'm typing on a little keyboard and this sig works great!
Akasha Akasha 7 years
In my industry where I am in and out of the office quite a bit having "Sent from my iPhone" is a little indicator that while I can answer emails and do a few things there are other things that I'm not capable of doing at this moment, but I wanted to acknowledge your email and let you know that I will work on it when I get back to the office.
corinne1261 corinne1261 7 years
They're useful in that they let you know that someone might be restricted in their ability to respond to you, but they do get annoying. I just leave it as my initials now.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
The "please excuse any errors" is soooo obnoxious! It's not that difficult to type properly and then reread before sending, regardless of where you're sending it from! I have a love/hate relationship with the signature, however. I do sometimes like to know an email is coming from someone's iphone as opposed to knowing my friend is sitting at her desk at work. But then again, why do I care?
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