I was reading Lifehacker’s The Worst Email Habits and Annoyances You Should Avoid (or At Least Be Aware Of) and was surprised to read that email signatures containing “Sent from my iPhone/iPad/BlackBerry/mobile” made the top of the list.
I honestly don’t mind these signature lines, as almost all of my iPhone-toting friends still use the default “Sent from my iPhone” email signature that comes standard on the device. If anything, I like seeing how my friends and acquaintances keep in (electronic) touch.
As a matter of fact, I have set the default email signature on my own phone to say the following:
Sent from my Moto Droid
(Powered by Evil Ninja Monkeys)
Most of my friends are aware of my obsession with evil ninja monkeys (see the footer on this blog) and I figured that adding that line would add some personalization in addition to showing my pride as an Android fan. Furthermore, by adding this signature I hope that the recipient of the email would understand if the reply is short, as most of my emails tend to run long and personal.
I will, however, use a more professional email signature or none at all if the recipient is a professional contact.
What about you? Do you use an email signature on your mobile device? Do you dislike the “Sent from my…” email signatures?