Email Signatures

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Email signatures

For a consistent, universitywide approach to email signatures, use one of three formats:

  • a basic signature
  • a signature with multiple phone numbers and links
  • a signature that includes multiple numbers, links, and a mailing address

Use common fonts such as Helvetica, Calibri, or Arial. Unusual fonts may not display correctly.

Size the type at 12-14 points.

Choose a single color such as black or dark gray. Avoid other colors.

URLS and icons

Use simplified URLS (without “http://www.”).

Include social media links in plain text without icons. Icons will be too small to use on a mobile device.

Don’t include logos, graphics, or vcards because they add file size and can appear as attachments.

Slogans

We discourage the inclusion of quotes or taglines because readers unfamiliar with KU may think of them as university views rather than personal sentiments.

Addresses

Unless you often meet with students or visitors, don’t include a street address or complete mailing address.

 

Examples

Basic signature
Jay Hawk
Assistant Director
Name of unit
The University of Kansas
785-864-0000

 

Signature with multiple phone numbers and links
Jay Hawk
Assistant Director
Name of unit
The University of Kansas
Jay.Hawk@ku.edu
divisionurl.ku.edu
785-864-0000 (office)
785-000-0000 (mobile)
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Signature with mailing address
Jay Hawk
Assistant Director
Name of unit
The University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Jay.Hawk@ku.edu
divisionurl.ku.edu
785-864-0000 (office)
785-000-0000 (mobile)
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