InformationWeek.com editor Mitch Wagner did an informal survey of all the messages in his inbox, and drew a few conclusions about what email message signatures say about the sender. Wagner says:
- Important people don’t bother with email sigs.
- The longer your email signature, the lower down the food chain you are.
- Marketing people have company slogans in their email.
- Some people’s signatures are way too long.
I’m not sure about the first two points, but the last one? Definitely. If only there were a 140 character Twitter-like limit to email sigs, messages would be a lot lighter— especially in a back and forth where the sig gets copied over and over. What’s your email sig look like, and why? Share your email signature pet peeves in the comments.