Message from reader Steven Hambleton:
Despite the power and intelligence available to companies like Microsoft and Google, we still have five instances of our image-laden signature staring back at us when we reply to an email conversation.
Why oh why can’t they detect a duplicate and snip it off? We only need it once!
I’m with Steven on this one.
I like having a signature, as it gives me some kind of warm-fuzzy feeling that every bit of email I write does a tiny bit of marketing for me. Mine is a simple reminder of the big projects I work on. But it makes me an offender of signature-creep:
Seems like the kind of thing huge tech companies can solve. For the most part, I never see that stuff, thanks to the […] menu I get in Inbox.
But still, I see it often enough it’s silly and obnoxious. Particularly when the signature is massive. Like this kind of thing:
That would be a cool paid feature for an email client:
We chop off email signatures.