How to End an Email: A List of Sign-Offs for Every Situation

Updated on October 14, 2018
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Sam handles a lot of email correspondence and strives to always have the perfect closing.

Do you ever finish writing a quick message only to get stuck for 10 minutes thinking, “How should I sign my email?” I know I do. A proper email closing, also known as a valediction, valedictory close, or complimentary close, is the last part of an email a person reads before your name and can make or break their attitude in response. Whether you just realized you’ve been using the same email sign-off for 10 years and need a change, you accidentally gave a “thanks” in response to an email about your cousin’s impending divorce, or you’re just not happy with a plain old “thanks” or “sincerely,” this list should give you some new ideas.

Tips on Choosing the Perfect Closing Sign-Off

If you already have an email signature or closing that includes your name and contact information, you might wonder if a valediction is necessary at all. And indeed, in many situations you can go with just your name or initials, especially if your contact information will appear right below it. However, if you included a salutation (e.g., “Hello”, “Hey”, or “Dear”), you should also include a valediction to close the email. If you are having a hard time deciding, pick something that stands out to you and that won't be out of place in the relationship you have with the recipient. Try to stay close to the tone of the email. A good rule of thumb is to choose something you would be comfortable saying in person.

Classic Email Sign-Offs

  1. - [Your name or initials] (ideally followed by a digital signature and contact information)

  2. Sincerely

  3. Thanks

  4. Thanks again

  5. Best

  6. Love

  7. Cheers

  8. Warmly

  9. Looking forward to your reply

  10. Regards

  11. Take Care

Tip: Choose a closing word or phrase that matches the tone of the email.

Formal Email Closings

  • Fond regards

  • Sincerely yours

  • Cordially

  • Kind regards

  • Respectfully yours

  • Yours sincerely

  • Yours respectfully

  • Cordially yours

  • With sincere gratitude and appreciation

  • Very respectfully

Tip: Think about who will be reading your email. If you’re writing to a boss you know well, choose a professional business closing, but don’t choose anything too formal. Reserve formal closings for doing business with people you are not yet familiar with.

How to End a Business Email Professionally

  1. Best regards

  2. Thanks for your consideration

  3. Kindest regards

  4. I await your reply with interest

  5. With anticipation

  6. Many thanks

  7. Cheers

  8. Respectfully

  9. Keep in touch

  10. I’ll circle back

  11. Good luck

  12. Hope to hear from you soon

  13. Stay tuned

  14. Emphatically

  15. Keep me posted

  16. Looking forward to it

  17. Good work

  18. Solid work

  19. Great working with you

  20. Keep up the good work

  21. Feel free to give me a call

  22. Hoping you can work me in

  23. Hope this helps

  24. Let me know if you have any questions

  25. Let me know what you think

  26. Let me know soon

  27. I’ll let you know soon

  28. Xx [Your name] (e.g. Xx Sam Mendoran)

Tip: Stick to the point when writing business communications. The recipient probably deals with a lot of emails every day, so end the email with a call to action (usually, ask for their reply), and close it professionally. Remember, make it short and sweet.

Ways to End an Email to a Colleague

  1. Wish you were here

  2. See you soon

  3. Be well

  4. Ciao

  5. Can’t wait to hear from you

  6. Hope all is well

  7. Talk soon

  8. Very truly yours

  9. Yours

  10. Your friend

  11. Your pal

  12. Your [relation to recipient]

  13. All the best

  14. XOXO

  15. Best wishes

  16. Take care

  17. Fond regards

  18. Hugs

  19. Aloha

  20. Hasta la Vista

  21. See you around

  22. Prayerfully

  23. Peace and love

  24. High five

  25. Take it easy

  26. Peace be with you

  27. God Bless

  28. Blessings

  29. God be with you

  30. God bless

  31. Praying for you

  32. God is good

  33. Feeling inspired

  34. Hoping for your continued blessings

  35. Until next time

  36. Safe travels

  37. Rock on

  38. Godspeed

  39. Talk to you later (ttyl)

  40. Tata for now (ttfn)

  41. You’re the best

  42. Later

Tip: If you are hoping for a response or follow-up, pick a closing that indicates your interest, and use the sentences just before closing to give them a clue as to what type of response you are hoping for.

How to Close a Thank You Email

  1. Thank you

  2. Thanks for your help

  3. Thanks very much

  4. Thanks for your time

  5. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction

  6. Thanks in advance

  7. Thanks for your consideration

  8. Can’t thank you enough

  9. It was a pleasure doing business with you

  10. Thanks a million

  11. I appreciate your time

  12. With appreciation

  13. Much appreciated

  14. Happy to help

  15. Let me know if you need anything

  16. Let me know what else I can do

  17. Let me know what looks good

  18. Let me know what looks interesting

  19. Stay Awesome

  20. You rock

  21. Rock and roll

  22. At your service

  23. You’re the best

  24. Good job

  25. With gratitude

  26. Undying gratitude

  27. Everlasting gratitude

Tip: If you are thankful, make sure they know it in the body of the email. The closing should reiterate the fact.

Funny Email Sign-Offs

  1. May the Force be with you

  2. Live long and prosper

  3. Only you can prevent forest fires

  4. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for

  5. Constant vigilance!

  6. Do, or do not

  7. Just my two cents

  8. Don’t let the bedbugs bite

  9. From the mind of a genius

  10. Peace out

  11. I’ll be back

  12. See ya later

  13. Later alligator

  14. Winter is coming

  15. Watch your back

  16. Remember the Alamo

  17. Stay hydrated

  18. To infinity and beyond

  19. Hakuna matata

  20. Keep on keepin’ on

  21. Stay strong

  22. Signing off for now

  23. That’s all for now

  24. Cheerio

  25. Eat your veggies

  26. Carpe Diem

  27. Onward and upward

  28. Take Care, Comb your hair

  29. May I always live to serve you and your crown

  30. Power to the people

  31. Stopping, Dropping, and Rolling

  32. “No trees were killed to send this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.” (h/t Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Tip: People often respond to a silly sign-off with a silly sign-off of their own. Be prepared!

Email Closings for Events or Occasions

  1. Glad you’re having a good time

  2. Please give them my best

  3. Say “Hi” to them for me

  4. Congratulations again

  5. Happy holidays

  6. Happy New Year

  7. Merry Christmas

  8. Joy and happiness

  9. Laughing all the way

  10. Enjoy your holiday

  11. Enjoy your vacation

  12. Enjoy your weekend

  13. Enjoy your [day of the week]

  14. Have a good one

  15. Have a good time

  16. Have a good day

  17. Have a great day

  18. Stay safe

  19. Hope you feel better soon

  20. Get well soon

  21. Sending you good vibes

Tip: Because this can be casual, don’t overthink it. Think about what you would say if you were saying goodbye to someone in real life.

Endearing Email Closings

  1. Yours always

  2. Yours truly

  3. Forever and always

  4. Adoringly yours

  5. Anatomically your

  6. With love

  7. Faithfully yours

  8. Missing you

  9. Remembering you always

  10. Thinking of you

  11. Hugs and kisses

  12. Lots of love

  13. You complete me

  14. Eternally yours

  15. Longing for you

  16. Your love

  17. Your baby

  18. Forever yours

  19. All my love

  20. Always in my thoughts

  21. Until the end of time

  22. With all my heart

  23. Joy, peace, love

  24. With loving embrace

  25. Tender kisses

  26. See you tonight [winky face emoji]

  27. I yearn for you

  28. Dreaming of you

  29. Tenderly

  30. Warmly

Tip: Don’t end with anything cheesy that you wouldn’t say to your lover in real life. Choose something genuine that you really feel from the bottom of your heart.

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