[Matthew J.X. Malady fighting the good fight](http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2013/03/email_signoffs_end_them_forever_best_yours_regards_they_re_all_terrible.single.html):
>Henceforth, I do not want—nay, I will not accept—any manner of regards. Nor will I offer any. And I urge you to do the same.
I can’t tell you how much I agree here. See also: “[Email Mistakes That Irritate Smart People](http://brooksreview.net/2010/07/email-mistakes-that-irratate-smart-people/)”
I largely skip all formalities that older generations applied to email. No intro, unless it is an email needing severe formality, and never any signoffs longer than `-Ben` — hell half the time I spell my own damned name `Bem` on accident so I even try to avoid writing that much. ((Clearly I could make a TextExpander snippet or something here, but for what point, I’m barely typing any characters to begin with.))
What’s clever about email is that there are always sender and receiver fields that tell people who sent the email, who received it, and even who was CC’d on the email. So what’s the point of all the other cruft?
Mostly ego, or so my ego assumes.
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