Here’s what my email signature used to look like:
My goal was to be helpful; to provide my contacts with a variety of ways to get in touch with me. After thinking it through, though, I realized it probably was too much. In trying to tell my contacts everything, I wasn’t really telling them anything.
Now, my signature looks like this:
A few things motivated this change:
1. My strong sense that few people need my street address or mailing address, and that the ease of finding it on the web outweighs the value of including it with every email.
2. My desire to reroute callers to my mobile phone due to my use of PhoneTag and the greater likelihood they’ll reach me at that number.
3. My longstanding belief that less is more.
Things like this are usually matters of preference more than matters of right and wrong, but I’m interested in your take. What do you include in your email sig, and why? What have seen that you like–and hate?