Some people find this grating. Not appropriate for a business email.
Retro, this sign-off wears its politics on its sleeve. It doesn't bother me but others might recoil1.
I don't like this. It makes me feel like I'm ten years old and getting a note from a pen pal2 in Sweden.
Same problem as above.
Very Truly Yours
Lett also likes this but to me, it signals that the writer is stuck in the past. Maybe OK for some formal business correspondence, like from the lawyer handling your dead mother's estate.
Same problem as "Sincerely," but hokier.
I wonder how prevalent this is in the UK. I've only seen it from Americans who are trying for a British affectation. I know it shouldn't grate on me but it does. I also don't like people telling me to cheer up.
Good if you know the recipient6 and even fine in a business context if it's someone with whom you correspond frequently.
This seems too informal, like over-sharing in the business context.
I've heard of this being used in business emails but I don't think it's a good idea.
Lots of love
I would only use this in a personal email. The "lots of" makes it even more inappropriately effusive7 than the simple, clean “Love.”
It's hard to imagine this in a business email but it's great when you're writing to your granny.
Emoticons are increasingly accepted, though some people find them grating. I wouldn't sign off this way unless I were writing to my kid.
I've gotten emails from colleagues with these symbols and I find they brighten my day.
I'm a sucker for variations on the smiley face made with punctuation8 marks, though I suspect most people don't like them.
High five from down low
A colleague shared this awful sign-off which is regularly used by a publicist who handles tech clients. An attempt to sound cool, which fails.
Take it easy bro#p#分页标题#e#
Though it might turn some people off, I would be fine receiving an email with this sign-off, knowing the sender lives in an informal milieu9.
See you around
Lett would cringe but this seems fine to me.
Sent from my iPhone
This may be the most ubiquitous sign-off. It used to bother me but I realize that it explains brevity and typos.
Typos courtesy of my iPhone
I laughed the first time I read it but then the joke wore thin.
Pardon my monkey thumbs
Same problem here.
Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
I think these are a great idea. At least they work well on my Dell desktop15 when I want to load a contact into Outlook.
This email is off the record unless otherwise indicated.
I'm wondering what kind of paranoid people put this in their signatures.
We've all seen these and ignored them, though I understand that many companies require them. Forbes' in-house legal counsel, Kai Falkenberg, says she knows of no cases that have relied on legal disclaimers, though she says they might serve as persuasive17 evidence in a trade secrets case where a party was attempting to keep information confidential18.
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