Friday, May 13, 2005

The Gallery of Annoying Email Signatures

I truly believe in the value of the email signature. It's our duty to make ourselves and our businesses accessible and easy to reach. After all, that's what approachability is all about.

But it's frustrating when an email contains a signature that's utterly pointless, provides no value and often confuses the recipient.

Here's an example:

"Microsoft isn't the evil software company everyone thinks they are.
They just make crappy programs." -Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux OS.

This signature, among many other annoying examples can be found on The Gallery of Annoying Email Signatures from


What's the worst email signature you've ever received?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag