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By: Keithius

Tue, 24 May 2011 19:20:00 +0000

That is a very rare edge case that I don't think justifies putting your email address in your signature every single time you send an email when 99% of the time your email address is already easily available in the "From" field. And in a long email chain, wouldn't the person's email be somewhere in the CC field anyway? And if Outlook is to blame, shouldn't we change the way Outlook works, rather than annoy everyone else for all those times when it doesn't matter? Just saying...

By: Jeremy Mittman

Mon, 23 May 2011 17:34:19 +0000

It is extremely frustrating when people do not include their e-mail address in their signatures. You are incorrect when you write "I already have your email address (or else how would I be seeing your email??)" Oftentimes, you are looking at a chain of e-mails that has been forwarded to you, you wish to e-mail someone on that chain, but his or her e-mail address does not show up; rather, only their name does. This happens in Outlook all of the time.

By: best psychics

Sat, 30 Jan 2010 11:21:16 +0000

That was a interesting read|. Your insights were very educational and made me reconsider the current developments in these areas. If only more writers are as cognizant and as passionate about educating everyone relating to these issues as you, we aspiring journalists wouldn't get such a bad rep. Thank you for expressing your self so articulately. You made my day.

By: Keithius

Thu, 21 May 2009 12:25:22 +0000

I didn't forget - I didn't *know* about that law in Europe. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Actually, I'm aghast at this act - requiring regulatory information in email footers just does not make any sense to me. What purpose does it serve? What benefit does it give? What problem does it prevent? Although I don't think there's any benefit to HTML emails (do we REALLY need color & fonts in an email??), I'd prefer HTML emails over, say, Outlook's RTF format. (And if you send HTML emails, you should send them in plain text & HTML together, unless you know the recipient can read HTML emails. Thunderbird, the email client I use, does this very nicely of course!) p.s. I've updated the post with some information on "mandated" email signatures. I don't approve of them, but I understand now that some people don't have a choice.

By: Jesper Frier

Thu, 21 May 2009 05:50:16 +0000

You forget the legal aspects since 1 Jan 2007 in many companies in Europe. Companies in the UK (and in Germany) must include certain regulatory information on in their email footers before 1 January 2007 or they will breach the Companies Act and risk a fine. Every company should list its company registration number, place of registration, and registered office address on its website as a result of an update to the legislation of 1985. The information, which must be in legible characters, should also appear on order forms and in emails. Such information is already required on "business letters" but the duty is being extended to websites, order forms and electronic documents. Learn here why I recommend using HTML emails: