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Billions of emails are sent each and every day (about 333.2 billion emails, to be precise, which works out at more than 3.5 million emails per second). Yet do we always use the correct sign off, for the right occasion? Apparently not! Here we look at how best to sign off your professional emails…

It seems such a simple task but signing off an email can be a bit of a minefield! Going from ‘Kind regards’ to just ‘Regards’ can make it look as if you’re very annoyed, and a simple ‘Cheers’ might imply that you’re just too relaxed. 

Don’t overlook your sign off

We tend to put a lot of effort into writing our emails, so it’s a shame to stumble at the end with a sign off that’s rude, inappropriate or gives the wrong impression (I think we’ve all unwittingly put a little, inappropriate ‘x’ kiss and then recoiled in horror at the error!).

When you’ve finished your email, it should have a closing – to signal to the reader that they’ve reached the end – and shouldn’t just end abruptly or curtly. 

Get into the habit of closing professional/important emails with these elements:

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