There seems to be this ‘new’ phenomenon where people email me or respond to an email and then not sign off their name. They make an assumption I know who it is. Often I have an email address and sometimes a business name but those things don’t always clue me in as to who wrote the email. Which means I either have to search my database or do a search online to find out who it is that sent me the email.
Doesn’t matter if you think the person you’re emailing knows who you are, it makes sense to always sign off your email anyway, with your first name and surname, then your business name if you have one. I believe it’s good email etiquette to do this. After all, if you were writing a letter and posting it by mail, you wouldn’t send an unsigned letter would you?
Get in the habit of signing off – design a signature block and set it up to automatically append to emails you send out.