39 ways to close your emails

If you’re emailing a stranger, you might want to stick with traditional sign-offs, but if you’re close to the person you’re messaging, why not have a little fun with it?

Tired of closing your emails with “Thanks” or “Sincerely”? Want to keep your email sign-offs informal, yet polite? Or maybe you want to inject a little personality into your emails. I once received an email from an outside contractor that ended with, “I stand ever ready to assist you.” Nice sentiment, but odd given our working relationship.

The email sign-off—more formally called a valediction—can be tricky. It should be consistent the overall tone of your email and reflect your relationship with the recipient. Choose your closing words carefully. Here are 39 phrases to try:

1. All the best 2. Anonymously 3. Be well, do good deeds, and keep in touch 4. Best wishes 5. Cheers 6. Confusion to your enemies 7. Copyright 2014 8. Cordially 9. Enjoy your weekend 10. Fare thee well 11. Goodbye and good luck 12. Good job 13. Good luck 14. Have a good one 15. Have a great day 16. Hope this helps 17. In anticipation of your valued response 18. In my humble but accurate opinion 19. I thank you for your time 20. Keep up the good work 21. Later, Vader 22. Live long and prosper 23. Looking forward to your reply 24. Regards 25. Stay tuned 26. Tag. You’re it 27. Take care 28. Thanks for your help 29. Thank you for your quick response 30. The end 31. This message will self-destruct 32. Until next time 33. Very truly yours 34. Vive la revolution! 35. Wishing you continued success 36. With appreciation 37. With many thanks 38. You don’t need to see my credentials 39. Your friend

PR Daily readers, what are some of your favorite email sign-offs? Laura Hale Brockway is an Austin-based writer and editor and a regular contributor to PR Daily. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.


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