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Brian Cryer's Glossary of IT Terms with Links


1. Someone's name, written in their (usual) own handwriting.
2. A line or block of text (which may, depending on the e-mail client, include formatting), that is appended at the bottom of an outgoing email, newsgroup posting or forum message. Sometimes abbreviated to "sig", "sig block" or "sig file". A signature usually contains information about the poster, such as their name and email address. Some signatures instead contain quotations or simple art.

Some e-mail clients will recognise signatures, provided they are separated from the body of the post by two hyphens followed by a space and a new-line, for example.:

Some message ...
My Name
contact me at: ...

For more information see:

  • http://coolsig.com/ - Claims to be the world's largest online signature collection and has been online since 1995.