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How do you sign your work emails?

I received an email from a coworker today, someone that I have no daily interaction with, signed [italic] "sincerely,"[/italic].

That seems a bit to familiar, no? This is not a fortune 500 company. We're that too formal here.

If someone emails me with an inquiry, I usually sign it with something akin to, "please let me know if you need anything else, (Name)." If I'm making an inquiry, it's[italic] "Thanks, (Name)."[/italic]

If it's informal and I know the person well enough I sometimes just leave a Dash in front of my name.

by Anonymousreply 7702/16/2013

Could you be more lame, OP?

- Your cube mate

by Anonymousreply 102/15/2013

Same here, OP

"Thanks" I don't put my name because my name is already there on the email.

by Anonymousreply 202/15/2013

A lot of people I work with have signatures which say "best" or "thanks" or something. They never mean it. It's perfunctory.

by Anonymousreply 302/15/2013

At my workplace, we have to set up a "signature".

Mine says "Thank you", then my name/title/etc

I use that for all work emails, whether it's to a client or a colleague.

by Anonymousreply 402/15/2013

Mine used to say "Kind Regards", now it just says "Regards". Nothing more is needed to a complete stranger who would cut your throat if they got a chance to.

by Anonymousreply 502/15/2013

v/r (Very respectfully)

by Anonymousreply 602/15/2013

"Cordially, Rolf"

by Anonymousreply 702/15/2013

I sign mine:


which stands for

Bite my crank

by Anonymousreply 802/15/2013

"Meme Sahib"

by Anonymousreply 902/15/2013

I hate 'best'. Best what? Best cunt? Best cow sodomy? Best pancreatic cancer? It's a disgusting hipster virus that must be eradicated.

by Anonymousreply 1002/15/2013

I used to do "Regards," but now I do "Thanks" because I don't want anyone to know I'm over 40. (I work remotely).

by Anonymousreply 1102/15/2013

Cuntily yours,

by Anonymousreply 1202/15/2013

No greeting, just my name, work title, work unit and phone number. Sometimes I add "thanks" to the email.

by Anonymousreply 1302/15/2013

Couldn't agree more R10

by Anonymousreply 1402/15/2013

I adore R7.

To someone within my organization, I don't sign mine at all. I don't use a greeting, either. I just state my business.

To someone outside my organization, I just use my name, title and the name of my company. No Thank You, no phone number: ain't nobody got time for that.

by Anonymousreply 1502/15/2013

how about the lame;

"No Problem"

by Anonymousreply 1602/15/2013

[quote] hate 'best'. Best what? Best cunt? Best cow sodomy? Best pancreatic cancer? It's a disgusting hipster virus that must be eradicated.

Best wishes.

by Anonymousreply 1702/15/2013

'Best' is a shortened form of 'With best regards.'

I work for myself and I am a bit formal, so I usually sign 'With _____ regards,' the blank being filled in with whatever is appropriate, e.g., best, kind, warm, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1802/15/2013

I sign my Praise Allah

by Anonymousreply 1902/15/2013

When I was young, every business letter had to be signed with "yours", usually "Very Truly Yours", "Cordially Yours", or "Sincerely Yours". I did not like it because I thought that was too familiar, and as someone upstream said, you are often dealing with people who are trying to cut your throat. As soon as I was self employed, I started signing my letters as simply "Sincerely", or "Cordially". And now I do the same with Email. If there is any possible reason to say "thank you" to the person or entity, then I will make the last paragraph of my letter or Email a sincerely stated, for one example, "Thank you for your kind consideration in this matter."

by Anonymousreply 2002/15/2013

Damn you, OP! I'm at work.

You could have at least labeled this thread NSFW (Numbnut Signatures For Work).

by Anonymousreply 2102/15/2013

Bite Me

by Anonymousreply 2202/15/2013

Best or Best Always.

by Anonymousreply 2302/15/2013



by Anonymousreply 2402/15/2013

Sometimes I write


Which is short hand for "suck my dick."

by Anonymousreply 2502/15/2013

I usually sign "Love." Then again, I work in billing.

by Anonymousreply 2602/15/2013

...Ginny...that YOU @ R26?

by Anonymousreply 2702/15/2013

"Thank you for your kind consideration in this matter."

This sounds ironic or sarcastic, no matter how formal your other language.

I had a friend in high school who started ending his communications with "Enjoy," back in the 1980s. I always liked that one but some people go absolutely apeshit if you say that to them.

So now I don't bother with endings at all.

by Anonymousreply 2802/15/2013

Love you bunches! MWAH!

Cap'n Snickerdoodles

by Anonymousreply 2902/15/2013

I sign all work emails


by Anonymousreply 3002/15/2013

I sign "Hopin you're the same."

by Anonymousreply 3102/15/2013


If the email comprises formal business correspondence in e form, whether as a stand-alone or as the face of attachments, the usual constructions are appropriate. "Sincerely" is the most-used convention now (Oddly, it used to be considered more informal than "Sincerely yours" but that is long ago.), and "Yours truly" remains acceptable, no matter how odd they strike the uneducated, smug and tasteless ears of today's grunting class.

In business-related external emails or internal emails to higher-ups where some leverage of personal expression is called for, "Best wishes" may be used as a replacement. The contracted "Best" and the equally false "Regards" should be avoided.

"Thank you" may or may not be appropriate near the end of correspondence, but it never serves as a closing where a closing is called for.

Glad to help.

Sincerely yours, (since we're all friends here)

The Style Expert In internal work emails that serve as routine back-and-forth communications, no sign-off or closing is needed. A name is sufficient. Please not that except in the most casual of hard-copy or attached letters or notes, even when the correspondence is informal, a closing is required if the letter format is used.

by Anonymousreply 3202/15/2013

Regards or Thanks

by Anonymousreply 3302/15/2013

[quote]I work for myself and I am a bit formal, so I usually sign 'With _____ regards,' ...

So... when you email yourself, you sign "with ___ regards"?

by Anonymousreply 3402/15/2013

I'm quite fond of using a tilde (~), then a space, then "dilligaf".

Which is awesome, cuz to the clueless it appears to be a sooper-cool nickname, but it's really me saying Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck!

Hee hee

by Anonymousreply 3502/15/2013

Hookers say "thanks". Very common

by Anonymousreply 3602/15/2013

I sign mine "Dang Mama!"

by Anonymousreply 3702/15/2013

Never sign it Thanks unless you're making a request. There are so many people who have it automatically set to Thanks and it sounds so stupid when not making a request.

"There's cake in the breakroom. Thanks."

"I have to go to the bathroom. Thanks."

"She's such a bitch, isn't she? Thanks."

"Here's the link to the Groupon. Thanks."

"I hate my manager. Thanks"

"I'm sick today. Thanks"

by Anonymousreply 3802/15/2013

I just have "Thank you" on a typical email as part of my sig

I'd love to put something more catchy - "My deepest regards" or "Your humble man servant" just to fuck with people.

by Anonymousreply 3902/15/2013

"Thanks" as part of her "sig":


by Anonymousreply 4002/15/2013

"Okay, bye."

by Anonymousreply 4102/15/2013

I completely agree with R10

by Anonymousreply 4202/15/2013

you should be signing them:


by Anonymousreply 4302/15/2013

Sincerely, Regards or Thanks, depending on the subject matter.

by Anonymousreply 4402/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 4502/15/2013

Yours in Christ,

Have a blessed day,

HE is risen,


by Anonymousreply 4602/15/2013

Sucky Fucky Long Time,

Quiyue "Debbie" Ching Network Associate Information Technology

by Anonymousreply 4702/15/2013

I raise up my caftan and scream, "YUM!".

by Anonymousreply 4802/15/2013

[quote]To someone within my organization, I don't sign mine at all. I don't use a greeting, either. I just state my business.

Oh, your [quote]that[/quote] person.

by Anonymousreply 4902/15/2013

[quote]To someone within my organization, I don't sign mine at all. I don't use a greeting, either. I just state my business.

I meant,

Oh [bold]you're[/bold] [italic]that[/italic] person

(Fuck it. Damn it why doesn't Datalounge have edit-post option?)

by Anonymousreply 5002/15/2013

[quote]the equally false "Regards" should be avoided.

Why would you consider "Regards" false?

by Anonymousreply 5102/15/2013

My name, followed by 'crying as I type'

by Anonymousreply 5202/15/2013

Yup. Cheers! Thanks a lot!

by Anonymousreply 5302/15/2013

Yours in Christ,

by Anonymousreply 5402/15/2013

I always sign LOVE,

Now that is familiar.

Love always, R55

by Anonymousreply 5502/15/2013

Ever Onward,

by Anonymousreply 5602/15/2013

I write Hail Satan! Hail the Prince of Darkness!

Some of the other gals don't like it.

by Anonymousreply 5702/15/2013

OP, are you complaining that it was too familiar, or too formal?

by Anonymousreply 5802/15/2013

LOL @R10. Yeah, 'Best' always sounds pretentious and fake. Every time I see it, i think of the boss from "Office Space".

by Anonymousreply 5902/15/2013

"Regards" and "best" are laughed upon by many as pretentiousness by those who are reaching.

by Anonymousreply 6002/15/2013

Lick me where I shit,

by Anonymousreply 6102/15/2013

Why on earth would you ever sign your email? Either you're in a position of power and people read your mail, or you're not, and then no one gives a shit.

I work in financial services, and we all have names, titles, phones and disclaimers in our footers. There's no reason to sign anything.

by Anonymousreply 6202/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 6302/15/2013

I can't believe no one uses CHEERS. Actually I'm relieved.

I fucking hate that one, especially coming from someone who isn't Britsh.

by Anonymousreply 6402/15/2013

Just don't be one of those cunts that ends everything with, "Please advise."

by Anonymousreply 6502/15/2013

People who write "best" should be fired on the spot. It's just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 6602/15/2013

"That is all."

by Anonymousreply 6702/15/2013

Fuck You Very Much,

by Anonymousreply 6802/15/2013

God bless America

by Anonymousreply 6902/15/2013

Ugh, "please advise." I hate that one. It sounds so passive-aggresive to me.

by Anonymousreply 7002/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 7102/15/2013

Very Respectfully = V/R

by Anonymousreply 7202/15/2013

What really gets to me is people who start an email with "Dear..."

I only call people I love Dear.

It has gotten to the point where I only start an email with Dear if I am about to crucify someone for being an idiot. If anyone at work receives an email from me beginning with Dear they should be very, very afraid.

by Anonymousreply 7302/15/2013

Hookers say "thanks for coming."

by Anonymousreply 7402/16/2013

"So there's that..."

by Anonymousreply 7502/16/2013

Do my bidding. Dance my puppets, dance!

He who controls the money.

by Anonymousreply 7602/16/2013

"Please avoid eye contact should we cross paths,

- gkp"

by Anonymousreply 7702/16/2013
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