The Emotional Messages of Email Closings

In March I did a post analyzing potential email closings (Best, Sincerely, Yours, etc). It seems like this obsession has hit the mainstream. The New York Times looks out how your email sign-off can send all kinds of emotional messages. I wouldn’t be surprised if this causes many people to opt-out of the madness and not sign their name at all, or simply preface their name with a hyphen.

Warmly,
Ben Casnocha

2 Responses to The Emotional Messages of Email Closings

  1. Zoli Erdos says:

    I doubt “Warmly” is business style, despite whatever the consultant quoted in the NYT article thinks…

  2. Jude says:

    To me, one of the freeing aspects of email writing is that you don’t have to use a closing at all. If it’s business-related, I sign my full name and include contact information below it.

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