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Witty & Funny Email Signatures & Sign-Offs That Will Make Your Day

Updated on May 28, 2017
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Melanie was born and raised in southern Michigan. She is now a chemistry major in the Honors College at Purdue Northwest.

Goodbye, boring sign-offs! Here are 41 funny email signatures and status updates.
Goodbye, boring sign-offs! Here are 41 funny email signatures and status updates.

An email is very similar to a letter—you write a greeting, a message, and you sign it with your name.

If you work for a large corporation, your emails are likely stamped with other details such different ways to get a hold of you: cell phone, fax, alternate email addresses, and perhaps the company website. This additional information makes up what is called an email signature.

But email signatures are no longer just for work! Show off your comedic side by adding a funny email sign-off to each outgoing message!

There are seriously tons of funny sayings that work great as email signatures! Finding a humorous closing salutation that defines "you" is easy as pie.

All you have to do is find something that makes you laugh your pants off! Those who get your humor will laugh every time they get an email from you.

Adding a signature line to an email is a great way to add a bit of your personality and a touch of humor to your message: Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
Adding a signature line to an email is a great way to add a bit of your personality and a touch of humor to your message: Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

Ways to Say Goodbye

Email signatures are most often placed at the very bottom of an email after you sign your name. Because of this, some of the funniest email signatures are the ones that say goodbye:

  • It's been swell, but the swelling's gone down.
  • Many seek good nights and lose good days.
  • Well, I've got to get back to work. When I stop rowing, the slave ship just goes in circles.
  • After all is said and done, more is said than done.
  • Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

Why not use a pun? It's been swell, but the swelling's gone down.
Why not use a pun? It's been swell, but the swelling's gone down.

Messages Related to the Content of Your Email

Another funny way to wrap up an email is to sign it with something that's not only hilarious but also relates to the content of the email. It can be difficult to find something witty that is close to the subject matter of your message, but perhaps one of these can be tailored a bit to match your email:

  • Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
  • Save time: See it my way.
  • This message is transmitted on 100% recycled electrons.

Emails often are trying to convince someone of your point of view. Sign-off with a humorous related message: Save time. See it my way.
Emails often are trying to convince someone of your point of view. Sign-off with a humorous related message: Save time. See it my way.

Signatures about Technology

Send a lot of emails? Is technology on your brain? Mention email in your email with a funny sign-off about computers and technology!

  • iPhone. iTypos. iApologize.
  • Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken.
  • Typed on tiny keys, just for you.
  • All wiyht. Rho sritched mg kegtops awound?
  • A Life? Cool! Where can I download one of those from?
  • ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI!
  • Computers are a more fun way to do the same work you'd have to do without them.
  • Computers follow your orders, not your intentions.
  • I hit the CTRL key, but I'm still not in control!
  • You had mail, but the super-user read it and deleted it!

Technological email sign-off: I hit the CTRL key, but I'm still not in control!
Technological email sign-off: I hit the CTRL key, but I'm still not in control!

Famous Quotes

Sometimes it's good to sign off with a classic. These lines were so good that someone bothered to write them down:

  • "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."—Oscar Wilde
  • "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."—Henry David Thoreau
  • "I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy. Then I say it's in a jar on my desk."—Stephen King
  • "People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public."—Bryan White

Funny quote: "I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy. Then I say it's in a jar on my desk." -”Stephen King
Funny quote: "I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy. Then I say it's in a jar on my desk." -”Stephen King

More Funny Ways to End a Letter or Email!

Need more ideas for funny email sign-offs? Try one of these signatures:

  • Dear IRS, Please cancel my subscription.
  • Note on a door: Out to lunch. If not back by five, out for dinner also.
  • Sometimes being an adult is exactly what you imagined it would be when you were five: staying up late and eating Lucky Charms for dinner.
  • A billion Chinese can't be wrong: eat rice.
  • Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
  • Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
  • Earn cash in your spare time - blackmail friends. (This one is especially funny with all the spam emails that are going around promising you 4k a month for doing nothing!)
  • Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
  • A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life.
  • A true friend is one who thinks you're a good egg even though you're half-cracked.
  • Everything is always okay in the end, if it's not, then it's not the end.
  • Accidents don't just happen. They must be carelessly planned.
  • Always remember to pillage before you burn.
  • Be true to your teeth, or they'll be false to you.
  • Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away, and you have their shoes too.
  • Don't spend two dollars on drying clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning, buy it back for seventy-five cents.
  • If you and your friend are being chased by a grizzly bear, don't worry about outrunning the bear, just worry about out-running your friend.
  • When you're in up over your head, the first thing to do is close your mouth.

Next time you send out an email, think of adding something a little witty to your signature line! If you come up with something funny enough to share, leave here in a comment. Humor can't be kept secret!

Let your sense of humor dictate your signature: Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Let your sense of humor dictate your signature: Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

© 2011 Melanie Shebel

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      Jason 2 months ago

      hahaha! That was great.

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      Amanda 2 months ago

      Hilarious! I love this!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks for making me smile and laugh on this rainy/sunny day. Voted up for funny!

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      Debby Bruck 2 years ago

      Hi Melbel. I clicked "funny" because it was humorous.

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      Melanie Shebel 2 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Thank you so much Marcy! :)

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

      Fun hub! You always have some great topics, Mel - I love this one - gonna use a few.

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Great hub and enjoyed it very much. Yes, the slave ship really does go in circles while I play!!! Voted funny and liked.

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      Laurel Rogers 3 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Hysterical...thanks, I needed this!!!!!!

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      JHanis 3 years ago

      Awesomesauce!

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      Barry Rutherford 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Sorri for the spellin the spelchecker is down

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      Soubhik 3 years ago from Chakrabarti

      really great article, enjoyed this one the most:

      Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

      so much so its my status on facebook now

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      jim 4 years ago

      I am an attorney and for my personal email I add the following signature:

      ,-._.-,

      v)"(v

      (_o_)

      Ruff!! Ruff!!

      HAVE A GREAT DAY!

      JIM a/k/a RedDog!

      IMPORTANT NOTICE: This email is intended for the use of the individual addressee(s) named above and may contain information that is confidential privileged or unsuitable for overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humor or irrational religious beliefs. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email is not authorized (either explicitly or implicitly) and constitutes an irritating social faux pas. Unless the word absquatulation has been used in its correct context somewhere other than in this warning, it does not have any legal or no grammatical use and may be ignored.

      No animals were harmed in the transmission of this email, although the kelpie next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you. Those of you with an overwhelming fear of the unknown will be gratified to learn that there is no hidden message revealed by reading this warning backwards, so just ignore that Alert Notice from Microsoft. However, by pouring a complete circle of salt around yourself and your computer you can ensure that no harm befalls you and your pets. If you have received this email in error, please add some nutmeg and egg whites, whisk and place in a warm oven for 40 minutes.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Haha! love it! I never thought of doing this, but I am going to now! funny stuff, thanks for the laugh!

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      swathi180 4 years ago

      This is a good hub. I keep my signature as simple as possible and in the perfect business way :)

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      CJ 4 years ago

      There's also this old chestnut:

      "A computer won't stop you being an idiot, but it'll make you a faster, better idiot".

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      anuramkumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Really funny...voted up.

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      Anonymous 4 years ago

      Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

      ^_^

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      mr anonymous 4 years ago

      love these signatures!!!!! so funny

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      Kameara 4 years ago

      Another is this: Some people are like slinkies. They aren't good for very much, but they make you smile when you push them down the stairs.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      That was funny!!!!

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      Brianna 4 years ago from East Coast

      These are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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      Aekateryna 4 years ago

      After all is said and done, more is said than done. - should add this for super-chatty people.

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      iefox5 4 years ago

      haha, thanks for sharing the funny signatures.

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      First of all congrats on your 2012 Hubbie Award win. Secondly I really enjoyed reading this hub....lots of great things that I will start using in my e-mails....I love the one that says....."Save time.....see it my way"....which actually might be better for my wife....lol.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ut O! Now I have got to figure a good one out for my signature:) haha oh my...

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      diggnet 5 years ago from US

      hahaaa - A true friend is one who thinks you're a good egg even though you're half-cracked.

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      Guest 5 years ago

      really FUNNY

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      ShaamCA 5 years ago from India

      Ha Ha Ha that's very funny thanks for sharing it here...

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      "Thespacebarisbroken!" Ha! This made me laugh and deserves my Funny vote! Thanks.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I used to work in technology and know my crew would be laughing with tears in their eyes. These are truly great and hilarious. Good job! Voted up and funny. Thanks for sharing.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      This hub just manage to make me laugh. Reading this just made my day. Thanks for sharing

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      omg, melbel. This is terrific! voted up and across and shared

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      These are really funny! I am going to share with my friends. Thanks!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      LOL - these really had me laughing! I love this hub - thank you for the fun and creative ideas. Sure beats the old humdrum signatures.

      my two favs...

      Well, I've got to get back to work. When I stop rowing, the slave ship just goes in circles.

      After all is said and done, more is said than done.

      I liked them all, but these two had me giggling. :)

      voted up!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Funny stuff! There are some good ideas on here! Thanks melbel!!

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      rishweby 5 years ago

      I really liked "Note on a door: Out to lunch... if not back by five, out for dinner also". Really an impressive hub. Already tweet.

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      Mason 5 years ago

      I have a very witty signature.

      Dumb people say what they know. Wise people know what they say.

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      fitnesszone 5 years ago from New York

      haha, this hub deserves a vote up. Gonna use a few :P

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      tjml 5 years ago

      wow! funny hub! one vote up ^ Thanks for sharing funny email signatures.

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      Ringandping 5 years ago from Santa Ana, CA

      I think your post is awesome. I find sometimes we don't laugh enough. your e-mail signature are defiantly a good way to lighten the mode of a message.

      Thanks for the great post!

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      Melanie Shebel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      @Jennie Demario

      Go ahead! This list was made so that you can use these for you to use. :P

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      Venture Boyz 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

      haha oh so creative and funny. "Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm." LOL I know many people that this one would be perfect for. I might have to hijack a couple from this list.

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      haggler 5 years ago from Sydney Australia

      nice

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Thanks for the humour!

      Brilliant.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      A buddy of mine somehow managed a random quote generator that appends to his emails so his emails have a different funny quote each time. Great hub earning you a vote-up, funny and interesting.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for the good and timely laugh.

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      Carlon Michelle 6 years ago from USA

      Another fun hub by you. I voted it funny and awesome. Smile!

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      This is a funny hub, thanks for sharing.

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      loricollier 6 years ago

      You had me at "swelling," but my favorite was "Save time...see it my way."

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      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Really enjoyed this hub. There were some really good signatures here.

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      HennieN 6 years ago from South Africa

      Some very useful signatures here. Almost a signature for every possible situation. Great hub.