70 Different Email Sign-offs Better Than "Best"

I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with “thanks!” It doesn’t matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not—it tends to be my default signature.

When I’m not busy expressing my gratitude for absolutely nothin’? I go with a standard “best” at the end of my messages. Isn’t my creativity just astounding?

It’s not that I don’t want to cap off my email with something great. It’s just that I often find myself drawing a blank. Are there even any other options aside from those two widely-accepted favorites?

Yes, there are. And, as a matter of fact, there’s a lot of them. Fortunately for you (and for me!) I pulled a huge selection into this list right here. Of course, not all of them will be suitable for every sort of situation or office. But, with so many options, you’re bound to find one that fits the bill.

So, go ahead and bookmark this page and come back to it when you feel like straying from your standard email sign-off and trying something a little different.

If You Need Something Formal

  1. All My Best
  2. Best

  3. Best Regards

  4. Best Wishes

  5. Congratulations

  6. Cordially

  7. Faithfully

  8. Goodbye

  9. Looking Forward

  10. Regards

  11. Respectfully

  12. Sending You the Best

  13. Sincerely

  14. Sincerely Yours

  15. Speak With You Soon

  16. Take Care

  17. Warm Regards

  18. Warm Wishes

  19. Warmly

  20. Wishing You a Wonderful Day

  21. Yours

  22. Yours Truly

If You Want Something Friendly

  1. Cheers
  2. Enjoy Your [Day of the Week]

  3. Good Luck

  4. Happy [Day of the Week]

  5. Have a Good One

  6. Have a Great Day

  7. Here’s to a Great [Day of the Week]

  8. Hope This Helps

  9. Hope You’re Making it Through [Day of the Week]

  10. Make it a Great Day

  11. Pleasure Catching Up With You

  12. See You Tomorrow

  13. Sending Good Vibes

  14. Talk Soon

  15. Until Next Time

  16. You’re the Best

  17. Your Friend

If You Need to Show Appreciation

  1. All My Thanks
  2. I Can’t Thank You Enough

  3. I Owe You

  4. Many Thanks

  5. Much Appreciated

  6. Thank You

  7. Thank You for Everything

  8. Thank You in Advance

  9. Thanks a Million

  10. Thanks for Reading

  11. Thanks for Your Consideration

  12. Thanks for Your Help

  13. Thanks So Much

  14. With Appreciation

  15. With Gratitude

  16. You’re a Lifesaver

If You’re Feeling Funny (or Cheesy)

  1. Anonymously
  2. Bye, Felicia

  3. Congrats on Reading This Whole Email

  4. Don’t Stop Believin’

  5. I Need Coffee

  6. Keep On Keepin’ On

  7. Later Alligator

  8. Live Long and Prosper

  9. Looking Forward (to Friday)

  10. One Step Closer to Friday

  11. Peace Out

  12. So Long, Farewell

  13. Tag, You’re It

  14. The End

  15. Toodles

Again, not all of these will be appropriate for every single email you send. Just like in spoken communication, the words you use with your boss or an important client will be much different than the ones you’d use with a close friend or co-worker.

So, make sure to think through the message and the circumstances before adding your signature—particularly if you’re thinking of using a snarkier one. Feeling stuck? This handy guide can help you determine whether or not you can drop the formalities.

With that in mind, kiss your tried and true sign-off goodbye and use one of these to switch things up every now and then!

Did I miss your favorite one? Tweet me and let me know what it is!

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About Richard Moy

Richard Moy
Richard Moy is a Content Marketing Writer at Stack Overflow. He has spent the majority of his career in talent management, including a stint as a full-cycle recruiter and hiring manager. In addition to the career advice he contributes to The Muse, he also writes test prep and higher education marketing content for The Economist. Say hi on Twitter @rich_moy.

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