How do you sign your business emails? (update)

The author of this post despises anything describing the warmness of the sender’s regards. Any signoffs rub you the wrong way? UPDATE: More than 85 people have commented on this story so far. Take a look at what your peers are saying about email signoffs.

I’ve become obsessed with how people sign off on their emails and determining which signoff is the best. It seems like there should be some kind of industry standard on how to sign a business email, or maybe a few choices for clients, your boss, your co-workers, your vendors, etc.

Given the variety I see daily, it’s clear that no one agrees on one best way.

Recently, I asked about this topic on Twitter and Facebook and the answers were not only varied, but in some cases the topic got heated, especially when I explained my unadulterated hatred for “Best.”

Who knew people were so passionate about the way they sign off on emails?

Here are some of the responses I received:

• Most sincerely yours
• Thanks
• Best
• All the best
• Best Regards
• Warm Regards
• Regards
• Warmest Regards
• Thank you
• Yours truly
• Sincerely
• Cheers
• Truly
• Very truly
• Warmly
• None

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