This is the most ubiquitous; it's totally safe. Irecommend it highly and so do the experts.
A little stilted. Etiquette consultant Lett likes it.
My best to you
Lett also likes this one. I think it's old-fashioned.
All the best
This works too.
Seems too much like a greeting card but it's not bad.
I know people who like this but I find it fussy. Whydo you need the extra "s"?
More formal than the ubiquitous "Best". Iuse this when I want a note of formality.
Fine, anodyne, helpfully brief. I use this.
I used to use this but stopped, because it's tryingtoo hard to be abbreviated. Why not type three more letters? OK if you'resending it from your phone.
I like this for a personal email to someone you don'tknow very well, or a business email that is meant as a thank-you.
As good as Warm Regards, with a touch of added heat.
I use this often for personal emails, especially ifI'm close to someone but not in regular touch.
This is a nice riff on the "warm" theme thatcan safely be used among colleagues.
这是一个关于 “warm” 主题很好的结尾，在同事之间使用很安全。
In the right instances, especially for personalemails, this works.
Lett says this is a no-no. "This is not aclosing. It's a thank-you," she insists. I disagree. Forbes Leadershipeditor Fred Allen uses it regularly and I think it's an appropriate, warm thingto say. I use it too.
Thanks so much
I also like this and use it, especially when someone—acolleague, a source, someone with whom I have a business relationship—has puttime and effort into a task or email.
This rubs me the wrong way because I used to have aboss who ended every email this way. She was usually asking me to perform atask and it made her sign-off seem more like a stern order, with a forced noteof appreciation, than a genuine expression of gratitude. But in the rightcontext, it can be fine.
More formal than "Thanks." I use thissometimes.
This doesn't have the same grating quality as"Thanks!" The added "you" softens it.
I use this a lot, when I genuinely appreciate theeffort the recipient has undertaken.
Thanks for yourconsideration.
A tad stilted with a note of servility, this can workin the business context, though it's almost asking for a rejection. Steer clearof this when writing a note related to seeking employment.
I predict this will gain in popularity as our emailsbecome more like texts.
Hope this helps
I like this in an email where you are trying to helpthe recipient.
I use this too. I think it's gracious and warm, andshows you are eager to meet with the recipient.
This works when you really are rushing. It expresseshumility and regard for the recipient.
Also good when you don't have time to proofread.
Some people find this grating. Not appropriate for abusiness email.
Retro, this sign-off wears its politics on its sleeve.It doesn't bother me but others might recoil.
I don't like this. It makes me feel like I'm ten yearsold and getting a note from a pen pal in Sweden.
Same problem as above.
Very Truly Yours
Lett likes this for business emails but I find itstilted and it has the pen pal problem.
Lett also likes this but to me, it signals that thewriter is stuck in the past. Maybe OK for some formal business correspondence,like from the lawyer handling your dead mother's estate.
Same problem as "Sincerely," but hokier.
I wonder how prevalent this is in the UK. I've onlyseen it from Americans who are trying for a British affectation. I know itshouldn't grate on me but it does. I also don't like people telling me to cheerup.
Pretentious for an English-speaker, though I can seeusing it in a personal, playful email.
Terse but just fine in many circumstances. Probablynot a good idea for an initial email.
Good if you know the recipient and even fine in abusiness context if it's someone with whom you correspond frequently.
This seems too informal, like over-sharing in thebusiness context.
I've heard of this being used in business emails but Idon't think it's a good idea.
Lots of love
I would only use this in a personal email. The"lots of" makes it even more inappropriately effusive than thesimple, clean “Love.”
It's hard to imagine this in a business email but it'sgreat when you're writing to your granny.
Emoticons are increasingly accepted, though somepeople find them grating. I wouldn't sign off this way unless I were writing tomy kid.
I've gotten emails from colleagues with these symbolsand I find they brighten my day.
I'm a sucker for variations on the smiley face madewith punctuation marks, though I suspect most people don't like them.
High five from down low
A colleague shared this awful sign-off which isregularly used by a publicist who handles tech clients. An attempt to soundcool, which fails.
Take it easy bro
Though it might turn some people off, I would be finereceiving an email with this sign-off, knowing the sender lives in an informalmilieu.
See you around
Lett would cringe but this seems fine to me.
Have a wonderful bountifullustful day
It's weird and off-putting.
Sent from my iPhone
This may be the most ubiquitous sign-off. It used tobother me but I realize that it explains brevity and typos.
Typos courtesy of my iPhone
Slightly clever but it's gotten old. Better to use theautomated message.
Sent from a prehistoricstone tablet
I laughed the first time I read it but then the jokewore thin.
Pardon my monkey thumbs
Same problem here.
Please consider theenvironment before printing this e-mail.
A preachy relic of the past. Who doesn't know thatprinting uses paper?
I think these are a great idea. At least they workwell on my Dell desktop when I want to load a contact into Outlook.
This email is off the recordunless otherwise indicated.
I'm wondering what kind of paranoid people put this intheir signatures.
We've all seen these and ignored them, though Iunderstand that many companies require them. Forbes' in-house legal counsel,Kai Falkenberg, says she knows of no cases that have relied on legaldisclaimers, though she says they might serve as persuasive evidence in a tradesecrets case where a party was attempting to keep information confidential.
1.Don't include quotes.
2. Avoid oversized corporate logos. Sometimes we haveno choice about this, because our companies insist we include these things, butif they are too big, they draw the eye away from the message.
3. Include your title and contact info, but keep itshort. In most business emails, you're doing the person a favor by sharing yourvital information. But make it minimal. E.g., "Susan Adams, Senior Editor,Forbes 212-206-5571."
4. Do include some kind of sign-off.