Whether you have a business or personal email, adding an email signature is a nice final touch to what can sometimes feel like an impersonal, cold, or rather generic and unremarkable email.
If you’re writing a business email, a professional email signature can elevate the overall tone of your email, amplify your message, and improve your chance of getting noticed and receiving replies.
If you’re writing a personal email, you can have some fun with your email signature and alternate between funny or inspirational quotes, memes, images, or come up with your own sayings and ideas that you can alternate between depending on how you’re feeling and who you’re talking to.
You decide who you want to be that day, or in that particular situation, or with a certain client. You can think of it as having different emojis for different situations, only in email signature form.
If you don’t even know where to begin, we’re here to give you a helping hand with a few funny and professional email signature ideas that you can use in all kinds of situations, so let’s jump straight to them!
Professional Email Signatures
The signature you use in the emails you send to (potential) clients, business partners, or colleagues can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like. At the least, it should include your name and your company’s name, but if you want to build trust and connection and make it easier for people to reach out, you can also include other information like:
- Your title
- Your phone number
- Your company’s website
- Your company logo
- Social media links
- Your company tagline
- Link to a product or relevant content
- Expertise or important qualifications
- A call-to-action
- A photo of you
You can also use any of this information to create text message signatures. Check out this article on text message signatures to see why and how to set up a signature for any outgoing business text messages. Of course, keep it short when it comes to text messages, but when it comes to emails as well. Don’t over-stuff your business email signature with all of this information, because nobody pays attention to a crowded signature. I would say pick at most 5 or 6 things from this list, keep it up to 3-4 lines, and build an aesthetically pleasing and professional email signature, like this example you can see in the image below:
If any of that sounds a bit too boring for you, or not quite your style, and you believe your business relationships can allow it, you can always opt for something a little out of the ordinary, like a quote or a funny image.
Professional Email Signature Quotes
If you’re going to use a quote as a business email signature, make sure to keep it classy, maybe a tad funny and a tad inspirational, but try to stay away from over-the-top motivational quotes that make people nauseous more than anything else, according to many tweets likes these ones:
Or if you’re going to add something like “We look forward to your business again in the future” to your email signature, maybe think if it really applies to your business? There are few businesses that shouldn’t encourage their clients to come back, but still, there are a few that exist:
So here are a few quote ideas that you could add to your business email signature:
“It’s better to give than to receive. Especially advice.” — Mark Twain
“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it” — Alistair Cooke
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Henry David Thoreau
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” — Elbert Hubbard
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” — Michael LeBoeuf
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates
“Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” — Peter Drucker
“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” — Jim Carrey
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” — Robert Frost
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” — Dalai Lama
“Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.” — Laurence J. Peter
“Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.” — Don Marquis
“Great companies are built on great products.” — Elon Musk
Funny Email Signatures
If you have a very casual relationship with your colleagues or clients, and you want to go even further with the comedy element, you can always opt for a funny email signature. Otherwise, you can always use these with your friends and family and keep the fun alive. Just keep in mind everyone’s type of humor and try not to repeat one type of signature too often so people don’t get annoyed.
No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message, however, a significant number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
Go green, think before you print this email, or try to take over Earth.
This message is transmitted on 100% recycled electrons.
If it’s not broken, let’s fix it till it is.
Only 10% are Mac users. But remember, we’re the top 10%.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
I had a sig, but it didn’t want to be seen with me, so I chain it to every post now.
Please let me know if you don’t get this e-mail.
Sent from something that isn’t from Apple.
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station…
Funny Email Signature Quotes
Funny quotes that can go well in an email signature are pretty hard to come by — and trust me, I’ve done hours of research and gone through probably thousands of these quotes so that I could give you the best possible funny email signature quotes — so here are a select few that I believe most people would appreciate and have a chuckle about:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde
“The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.” — George Carlin
“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” — Hugh Prather
“Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them.” — Seth Godin
“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” — Mark Twain
“If you don’t want a sarcastic answer, don’t ask a stupid question.” — Colleen Hoover
Funny Email Signature Movie Quotes
Movies are always gold mines of quotes, but when it comes to email signature movie quotes, I suggest you pick shorter ones that make sense without the movie context, and that tie in nicely and even complete the subject and point of your email.
“May the Force be with you.” — Star Wars
“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” — All About Eve
“I’ll be back.” — The Terminator
“By all means, move at a glacial pace, you know how that thrills me.” — The Devil Wears Prada
“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.” — Airplane, 1980
“That escalated quickly.” — Anchorman, 2004
“Great success!” — Borat, 2006
“Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.” — Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
“I’m not insane. My mother had me tested.” —The Big Bang Theory
“I’m not great at advice, can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” — Chandler Bing, Friends
“Go ahead, make my day.” — Sudden Impact
“I know you’ve been embezzlin’ my pizzas, and I will catch you eventually.” — Dude, Where’s My Car?
“I feel the need to express something, but I don’t know what it is I want to express.” — Interiors
“If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.” — Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
“Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.” — Office Space
“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.” — The Jazz Singer
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” — The Wizard of Oz
Funny Email Signature Memes
Have you ever seen a good meme disappoint? They are the life of the Internet, so I’m sure a well-selected and carefully dropped email signature meme would be highly appreciated by your friends or family. Here are a few excellent ones:
This one would surely be appreciated by your best friend:
Don’t accidentally send these ones to your boss, but you can send them to your friends or very close colleagues:
And here are a few great funny email signature ideas for superheroes from Email Signature Rescue:
And a bit of 2022 humor… Uhm, let’s hope not:
Funny Email Signature Photos
An image speaks a thousand words, so you could always use a funny photo to punctuate an email. Funny animal photos like these ones are always a good idea:
Kind of impossible to go wrong with cute cats and dogs.
I hope this article has gotten your creative juices flowing and inspired you to come up with a unique email signature that represents both you and your recipients. Don’t forget to share the joy with your friends or co-workers!
See also: How Do You Easily Add an Email Signature