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Use a Signature File for E-Mail

SUMMARY: How to add contact information at the end of your e-mail messages.

If you write a lot of electronic mail, or if you use electronic mail for business purposes, it can grow very cumbersome to retype all of your contact information at the end of your messages (you do insert contact information at the end of E-Mail, don't you)? Thus, study your electronic mail package's man pages or documentation and look for a signature or .sig file. A signature file is a line or several lines of text that automatically get appended to all your outgoing E-Mail messages. This file can contain your name, contact information, organizational affiliations, fax number (if so desired), and other information. Use a signature file instead of manually retyping your information - this way, you can cut down on misspellings.

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