39 ways to close your emails

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If you’re emailing a stranger, you might want to stick with traditional sign-offs, but if you’re close to the person you’re messaging, why not have a little fun with it?

By Laura Hale Brockway | Posted: September 20, 2015

Tired of closing your emails with “Thanks” or “Sincerely”? Want to keep your email sign-offs informal, yet polite? Or maybe you want to inject a little personality into your emails.

I once received an email from an outside contractor that ended with, “I stand ever ready to assist you.” Nice sentiment, but odd given our working relationship.

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The email sign-off—more formally called a valediction—can be tricky. It should be consistent the overall tone of your email and reflect your relationship with the recipient. Choose your closing words carefully.

Here are 39 phrases to try:

1. All the best
2. Anonymously
3. Be well, do good deeds, and keep in touch
4. Best wishes
5. Cheers
6. Confusion to your enemies
7. Copyright 2014
8. Cordially
9. Enjoy your weekend
10. Fare thee well
11. Goodbye and good luck
12. Good job
13. Good luck
14. Have a good one
15. Have a great day
16. Hope this helps
17. In anticipation of your valued response
18. In my humble but accurate opinion
19. I thank you for your time
20. Keep up the good work
21. Later, Vader
22. Live long and prosper
23. Looking forward to your reply
24. Regards
25. Stay tuned
26. Tag. You’re it
27. Take care
28. Thanks for your help
29. Thank you for your quick response
30. The end
31. This message will self-destruct
32. Until next time
33. Very truly yours
34. Vive la revolution!
35. Wishing you continued success
36. With appreciation
37. With many thanks
38. You don’t need to see my credentials
39. Your friend

Ragan readers, what are some of your favorite email sign-offs?

Laura Hale Brockway is an Austin-based writer and editor and a regular contributor to PR Daily. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.

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