1. kch50428's Avatar
    ...about emails where the signature is longer than the email itself. Your post does the same ;-)

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    Pot, meet Kettle.
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    08-18-2012 10:54 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Pot, meet Kettle.
    Ha! Was wondering who would pick up on that. ;-)
    That's also the difference I was pointing out with what is useful or not. But maybe not for everyone. I stand by my assessment that "sent from my..." isn't necessary.
    On another note I have someone I work with that has

    "Thanks,
    John"

    For his signature at work. I always crack up at emails that come over and say:

    "Thanks!

    Thanks,
    John"

    I have a pet peeve about that too - maybe the problem is me!! :-P
    08-18-2012 10:59 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The issue I have is with people who have taken upon themselves to decide what is relevant and what is irrelevant in regard to the topic of this thread. Everybody who sends email is not sending it from a business account and therefore, so-called relevant information may be irrelevant in that regard. Can I, as an iPad owner, not use the default signature, "Sent from my iPad"? Will reading that particular signature at the end of the email cause you to go insane? If the body of the message contained serious medical information about a child of yours and at the end of that message was the signature, "Sent from my iPad", will you even give that signature a second thought or will you be focused on the medical information contained in the body of the message? The signature, "sent from my iPad", is not vulgar, racially insensitive, defamatory, or arguably inciteful. It basically advises the recipient(s) that the message, regardless of the subject, was sent from his or her iPad.
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    08-18-2012 11:39 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Taking it a bit too seriously, are we? My opinion doesn't mean you can't do what you want - I couldn't care less what others do. My sun will still rise in the morning if people do what makes them happy even if I don't agree with it. :-)
    08-18-2012 12:32 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Taking it a bit too seriously, are we?
    No, not at all.
    My opinion doesn't mean you can't do what you want - I couldn't care less what others do.
    That's good to know.
    My sun will still rise in the morning if people do what makes them happy even if I don't agree with it. :-)
    Excellent.
    08-18-2012 12:55 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Life's too short to get our pants in a wad over what other people do -- live and let live and all that :-)
    08-18-2012 02:18 PM
  7. rustymini's Avatar
    just means you have good taste?
    08-18-2012 03:52 PM
  8. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    just means you have good taste?
    I like this.


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    08-18-2012 05:12 PM
  9. Fatboy71's Avatar
    I changed mine from the default shortly after getting it, I done the same too on my iPhone.

    My signature now shows:

    Thanks
    My Name
    08-18-2012 06:22 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    No signature for me. Whether mobile email or actual work email. Everyone else in the company has one, but I choose not to.
    08-18-2012 11:35 PM
  11. tack's Avatar
    What possible use does "Sent from my iPad" have? To inform people you have an iPad? What value does that provide other than if you want to brag or feel in the mainstream?

    It is kind of lazy because that is the default signature. Nice job personalizing on your part if you don't change it. It just looks like you don't know how, you are way too proud of having an iPad, or you make minimal effort.

    Signatures in general are to inform people about who you are, where you work, or other personal information you want to communicate. If you want to communicate you have an iPad, good for you but people like me view it as kind of lazy.

    It is not a big deal, and I don't make a big deal out of it. I don't comment to people about it because I don't try to offend people in that way. But since the topic came up, I thought I would comment along with the rest of you. Some of you are emotional about it because you are extra proud of owning a top end device. Good for you. My view won't change on it.

    Kevin's post has nothing to do with saying the iPad is not an acceptable device. That little offshoot of this topic definitely makes you look sensitive. I hate the whole "iSheep" thing where people think those of us using iPhone and iPad's are not serious users as much as anyone. However, that is not what was intended with his post. I will say that not changing your signature from the default furthers the iSheep viewpoint. Sorry if that hurts.
    08-19-2012 08:44 AM
  12. kilcher's Avatar
    I say it's slightly unprofessional. Best case scenario it's an advertisement for Apple. Worst case scenario it's interpreted as bragging. People don't care what brand of device your email originated from. Either get rid of it or change it to something useful.

    ---------------
    Sent from my iPad.
    08-19-2012 10:10 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What possible use does "Sent from my iPad" have? To inform people you have an iPad?
    Yes. Whether or not you agree that it is useful is irrelevant.
    What value does that provide other than if you want to brag or feel in the mainstream?
    A wise quote sums it up: "What doesn't make sense to some makes perfect sense to others".

    It is kind of lazy because that is the default signature.
    What if a person likes the default signature and in that case, how does it make him or her lazy?
    Nice job personalizing on your part if you don't change it.
    I thought personalizing something was an "option" a/k/a "choice". Meaning: I can if I want to, but I don't have to.
    It just looks like you don't know how, you are way too proud of having an iPad, or you make minimal effort.
    Therein lies the problem. Why do you care about how it makes someone else look? Is it not their device to do whatever they please just like you do with yours?

    Signatures in general are to inform people about who you are, where you work, or other personal information you want to communicate.
    In general, I agree, but "in general" isn't a law. I will argue that, in personal use, it is irrelevant. For example, 99% of the recipients who have my primary email address are listed in my contacts book and when I receive an email from them, their name is clearly displayed in the 'from' field. In other words, I know who the message is from long before I read the sender's signature.
    If you want to communicate you have an iPad, good for you but people like me view it as kind of lazy.
    No problem

    It is not a big deal, and I don't make a big deal out of it.
    That's debatable. Your comments above say otherwise, in my opinion.
    I don't comment to people about it because I don't try to offend people in that way.
    I believe you. I like playing devil's advocate from time to time.
    But since the topic came up, I thought I would comment along with the rest of you.
    I'm glad you did.
    Some of you are emotional about it because you are extra proud of owning a top end device. Good for you. My view won't change on it.
    Didn't you just state that it wasn't a big deal and yet, you're jabbing at people who use the default signature as being "extra proud..." seemingly because you don't understand why they use it.

    Kevin's post has nothing to do with saying the iPad is not an acceptable device.
    Okay
    That little offshoot of this topic definitely makes you look sensitive.
    Can 'you' be a bit more specific about the 'you' you're referring to?
    I hate the whole "iSheep" thing where people think those of us using iPhone and iPad's are not serious users as much as anyone.
    That statement makes 'you' a bit sensitive, don't you think?
    However, that is not what was intended with his post. I will say that not changing your signature from the default furthers the iSheep viewpoint. Sorry if that hurts.
    Personally, I'm aware of my capabilities as well as my faults and thus, have no worries about what others think. Furthermore, I have no problem agreeing to disagree. Anyway, thank you for your reply. I really enjoyed reading it. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 08-19-2012 at 10:37 PM.
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    08-19-2012 10:26 AM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    No signature for me. Whether mobile email or actual work email. Everyone else in the company has one, but I choose not to.
    This is my way of e-mailing. No signature. Not even when I'm engaging with e-mails with suppliers for work.

    I just find it ironic that Kevin is the one who started this whole debate talking about how it's unprofessional.
    08-19-2012 01:14 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    I just find it ironic that Kevin is the one who started this whole debate talking about how it's unprofessional.
    I think CB-Kevin's comment came out of bigotry and pomposity.

    And maybe, he's just pizzled-off that his beloved RIM is in such sorry shape, and that manifested itself in his comment... (/armchair psychologist)
    08-19-2012 01:20 PM
  16. tack's Avatar
    Yes. Whether or not you agree that it is useful is irrelevant. A wise quote sums it up: "What doesn't make sense to some makes perfect sense to others".

    What if a person likes the default signature and in that case, how does it make him or her lazy? I thought personalizing something was an "option" aka "choice". Meaning: I can if I want to, but I don't have to. Therein lies the problem. Why do you care about how it makes someone else look? Is it not their device to whatever they please just like you do with yours?

    In general, I agree, but "in general" isn't law. I will argue that, in personal use, it is irrelevant. For example, 99% of the recipients who have my primary email address are listed in my contacts book and when I receive an email from them, their name is clearly displayed in the 'from' field. In other words, I know who the message is from long before I read the sender's signature. No problem

    That's debatable. Your comments above say otherwise, in my opinion. I believe you. I like playing devil's advocate from time to time. I'm glad you did. Didn't you just state that it wasn't a big deal and yet, you're jabbing at people who use the default signature as being "extra proud..." seemingly because you don't understand why they use it.

    Okay Can 'you' be a bit more specific about the 'you' you're referring to? That statement makes 'you' a bit sensitive, don't you think? Personally, I'm aware of my capabilities as well as my faults and thus, have no worries about what others think. Furthermore, I have no problem agreeing to disagree. Anyway, thank you for your reply. I really enjoyed reading it. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
    Actually I am replying to a posted topic, which does not take much energy and thus not a big deal. I am not emotional about it, just giving my opinion.

    None of your statements are really a position. Saying "to each his own" is not really an opinion other than you are ok with either. Bur I am ok with that. This is not a topic of right or wrong.
    08-19-2012 07:44 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Actually I am replying to a posted topic, which does not take much energy and thus not a big deal. I am not emotional about it, just giving my opinion.

    None of your statements are really a position. Saying "to each his own" is not really an opinion other than you are ok with either. Bur I am ok with that. This is not a topic of right or wrong.
    Enjoy the rest of your evening, Tack.
    08-19-2012 07:49 PM
  18. pilsbury's Avatar
    I'm really indifferent about it. It's on there and I really don't care. I don't use mine for business purposes, so I guess it doesn't matter much.
    08-19-2012 10:28 PM
  19. osensnolf's Avatar
    People do not care about what devices you have. (maybe pilsbury's post ahead of me will understand that.)

    As a business owner, I like the "sent from" tagline as it shows that I.
    1) Care enough to respond before I got back to the office
    2) Need to keep the message short since I am on a mobile device.

    You can revise the signature to also include your name and other contact details but keep the "Sent from an iDevice" line.
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    08-20-2012 03:11 PM
  20. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I think CB-Kevin's comment came out of bigotry and pomposity.

    And maybe, he's just pizzled-off that his beloved RIM is in such sorry shape, and that manifested itself in his comment... (/armchair psychologist)
    Agreed. If I was slavishly obediant to a failing platform and company, I'd try to find trivial things to make fun of so the winning side looks bad.
    08-21-2012 11:36 AM
  21. johannesbueschel's Avatar
    I think that it is not unprofessional but more like an advice to the receiver. It started on the iPhone and a typo happened every now and then. So he should know that it was not necessarily on purpose but could be a regular typo or even an auto-correction. And it is more than understandable that Apple used it on the iPad as well especially how Apple feels about their own devices.
    So no, I don't think that it is unprofessional and anyone can use whatever signature he or she wants. I have friends and family too who still have this signature.

    Johannes
    08-24-2012 02:20 AM
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