46 Extremely Bizarre Email Sign Offs That Have Inspired Me To Start Sending Weirder Emails

    "The reactions to this signature are 100% generationally split: Boomers go out of their way to say how much they like it, but Gen X and younger hate it."

    When it comes to email etiquette, people have a lot of ~opinions~. But if you ask me, there is nothing quite as delightful as receiving an email with a truly unhinged sign off.

    So I asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share the weirdest and wildest ways they've seen someone sign off on an email, and they did not disappoint. Here's what they had to say:

    1. "So long, and thanks for all the fish."

    2. "That's all folks!"

    3. "I've already told you more than I know."

    4. "Looking forward (to Friday)."

    5. "Gotta blast!"

    6. "Best regards and a chuckle."

    7. "Warmest regards from the depths of my last nerve."

    8. "Till our next professional rendezvous."

    9. "Keep climbing your mountains!"

    10. "Like a unicorn, I'm off to spread magic elsewhere."

    11. "Sincerely, despite the circumstances."

    12. "Later, skater."

    13. "Mine has always been 'Sent from my iPhone, speeding down the street, dodging squirrels and little old ladies.'"

    Dikatkeith

    14. "A friend of mine signed his 'Queerly and sincerely' and I cannot overstate how much I love that."

    maetelle

    15. "Stay frosty."

    holly_nicholson

    16. "I work with a few churches but one of them has a person with a sign off of 'May the lord forgive your sins.'"

    "it makes my skin crawl."

    Jaymaccall25

    17. "Lukewarm regards."

    "Not as aggressive as cold regards, but just off putting enough to make me uncomfortable."

    —Eve A., Facebook

    18. "Thanking you, dearest one, and blessing the hours you have left."

    An hourglass on a keyboard

    19. "I once got a 'Warmly (but not kindly),' with their name afterwards in an introductory email about a job."

    "Reader, let me tell you — I have spent a ridiculous amount of my life pondering the meaning of that sign off. I did not reply."

    maggyhillen

    20. "I sign off: 'Ciao, Bella' or 'Jingle, Bella' (Only in December)."

    "Or if someone annoys me:

    'Kindest,

    Bella'

    OR

    'Best,

    Bella'

    Because I deserve the title. I’m reading it as I’m the kindest or best for putting up with you, whilst also passing on implied wishes or regards on the reader's end."

    bellated

    21. "I'm a birth worker, and the amount of times I've seen 'At your cervix,' is not negligible."

    22. "My coworker and I used to sign our emails to each other with 'Yrs in Christ,' until I accidentally ended my resignation letter with that sign off because I sent it to my coworker to proof read first. So basically, I said, 'I quit; you suck. Yrs in Christ, (Dustin)'."

    dandelano

    23. "Once got an email from a partner in our firm that signed off with, 'If anyone cares, Bob' 🤣."

    courtneydekreyw

    24. "Marine science people sometimes use 'Best fishes,' which is either cute or odd."

    25. "'Stay tuned...' It just seems vaguely ominous."

    gracelee32

    26. "I sent daily policy changes to my workers and signed them 'Pandemically yours.' The changes were sometimes multiple times a day."

    jaimielrandall

    27. "Back in the olden days, when email was new to me, my friend changed my email signature to 'Madame Dominatrix.' She thought it was hilarious as I was sort of vanilla. I had no clue, as it was a blind signature, until I received a reply to an email from my very concerned/intrigued English lit professor. Made for an awkward semester."

    a woman in all leather with a small whipping toy

    28. "A roommate I wasn't on good terms with emailed me about her move-out date and ended it, 'Remember the name! [insert her name]'."

    k46a4fae50

    29. “At a loss for words, Megan.”

    ellej488aa1bd6

    30. "'Have the day you deserve.' I never knew if that was a veiled threat or not."

    31. "I signed off on a legit work email once with a Hamilton lyric, 'I have the honor to be your obedient servant, A'."

    "My last name is a one-syllable word that fits in there nicely. Still, none of the people I sent it to even batted an eye. That hurt my soul."

    andread14

    32. "My boss and I both had a terrible start to the work week and they signed off with, 'Have a Monday,' and I felt that shit in my soul."

    ahasnoname928

    33. "I worked as a social worker in an inpatient psych hospital and signed off with, 'Email my heart,' #teambritney."

    34. "'See you in hell'."

    "This was from a coworker I was actually quite good friends with, so I loved it."

    ladyem

    35. "Some guy at my work uses his Bitmoji as his signature."

    buzzfeed1003

    36. "I worked with someone for a brief time who had the email sign off, 'With palpable vibes,' then his name. This was the talk of the entire office. No one understood what it meant and it also felt so gross at the same time."

    37. "'Sncrly,' as in, an abbreviated version of 'sincerely,' because who has the time to spell out an entire nine-letter word?"

    jconway

    38. "I like to get creative. Most recently I’ve signed off 'mic drop, Jessie' but my favorite is 'hugs and tickles, Jessie'."

    jeswith1s

    39. "I work in environmental policy so the peeps can be pretty crunchy. 'Yours in Peace,' 'Green Greetings,' 'Tree Hugs'."

    Man hugging a tree

    40. "This email sign off was sent to everyone in my high school by one of my peers: 'Hope you all know I am still single; my mom made me delete my Tinder'."

    hiitsnicetomeetyou

    41. "There is an amazing TikTok series about a company that is mainly Gen Z and the email sign offs they use to confuse their good humored millennial boss. One of my favorites was 'Live, laugh, love that'."

    frodofreaklotr

    42. During the peak of The Handmaid’s Tale, I admit I signed off a few times with, 'Blessed be the fruit.' Then I realized not everyone watches The Handmaid’s Tale…."

    43. "The HR lead at my husband's work uses this as their email signature:"

    "Have *´¨)

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)

    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ * a Wonderful Day!

    My husband co-opted it and uses it as part of his out-of-office auto-reply when he has time off, but to make it even more extra he uses Comic Sans as the font. The reactions are 100% generationally split: Boomers go out of their way to say how much they liked it when they see him after his vacation time, but Gen X and younger will PM him something to the effect of 'MY EYES! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME 😭'."

    melissan40168c557

    44. "'Hope you’re staying positive and testing negative,' is still my fave that I saw during Covid times."

    virginiae4518c9929

    45. "I had to scroll through my work email to find this because I just remember it being so completely absurd and nonsensical, but this is how a co-worker signed-off recently:"

    someone pointing a remote at the TV

    46. And finally, "My sign-off is 'Smooth Sailing!' and people absolutely hate it. It gives me a sick joy when they complain to me about it. I do work in maritime so it's not completely random."

    meakseas

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

    Have you come across an unhinged email signature (or sent it yourself)? Share it with the class in the comments.