Did you know SoHE has email signature standards? You bet!
The primary purpose of a standard signature block is to provide a professional, clear and consistent set of information to the reader (doesn’t it drive you nuts to get an email signed “Bob”? I know a Bob who works at the Law School but I think his office is in Bascom….)
Please take a few moments and double check your email signature includes the information below
TEMPLATE – order of information
First Name – Last Name
Title | Department
School of Human Ecology | UW-Madison (or University of Wisconsin-Madison)
(Office number) Nancy Nicholas Hall (please be sure to include this info) | 1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 | your phone number
Optional: link to your web profile, research website or other information
For those colleagues who have multiple affiliations, titles – – see this example
100 Women Chair in Human Ecology
A few tips:
- Less is more: E-mail signatures should not be longer than 10 lines of at all possible, so go wider rather than longer, and use pipes (|) to separate components. Use two spaces between content and pipe.
- Fonts: Use a simple 12-point standard font (preferred) or your e-mail client’s default font. Non-standard typefaces and HTML may not translate well across e-mail clients.
- Rich text formatting: Use plain text so that the signature is compatible with all e-mail clients and devices. Avoid colors, special fonts, bold, italics, and graphics.
Contact T3@mail.sohe.wisc.edu if you need help setting up your signature block, we’d love to come to you!
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