A bit of a random question, but I’m curious what MPUs do with their email signatures, if anything.
- Do you use a signature at all, personal, business, or both?
- What information do you include?
- Is it plain text, does it have images, is there anything unusual about it?
My email signature at work is a corporate dictation — it has a very specific format and is effectively a poor attempt at marketing.
The one at my previous job was particularly humorous. It contained social media icons but the mandated template had only the images and no links. So there was this pointless twitter and linkedin image at the bottom of every email that made it look like you could click through to the corporate account where in reality you couldn’t. It didn’t even offer the usernames to go look the accounts up yourself.
For personal email I’ve just used a sign off “Dave.” followed by the address of my blog, which I no longer include.
The business signatures in particular seem to be 1) overblown, often an order of magnitude longer than the actual content of the email, 2) a bit of a missed opportunity to provide some useful information.