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Does the size of your signature matter? 
19th-Aug-2007 03:57 pm

Originally published at Paul Henman at henman.ca. You can comment here or there.

Mitch Wagner, over at InformationWeek.com, says that the size of your email signature is inversely proportional to your importance, i.e. “If you’re a billionaire, you write your e-mail entirely in lower-case and sign it with the one-syllable nickname you had in prep school”.

I still go by the old-fashioned email “rules”, that your signature should be no more than three lines, each of 72 characters max. but then I also believe “styled text” (fancy fonts, colours, backgrounds etc.) have no place in email (professional or otherwise), and that anything bigger than 2Mb shouldn’t just be attached to your empty email and then fired off to everyone on your mailing list.

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