Email Signatures

Conversation with one of my past clients today (scrubbed to, of course, remove any protected or identifying information):

C: Why do you always sign your emails with “Very truly yours?”

Me: It is an automated signature that I created when I started my practice.

C: That’s not really you.

Me: So, what should it be?

C: Something like “fuck off” fits your personality a bit better.

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8 thoughts on “Email Signatures

  1. I have a friend who says that he never flips the bird to a driver who cuts him off in traffic. Instead, he blows them a kiss. Evidently this bit of kindness can be very infuriating in certain situations. Very Truly Yours.

  2. At a former firm, including the signature:

    “Thanking you for courtesies extended, past and present, I remain,
    Sincerely,”

    was code that alerted the secretarial staff to a truly troublesome opposing counsel or party. They would flag the file so that everyone knew what kind of person we were dealing with.

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