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The semiotics of "Sent from my iPhone."

Sazerac

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A recent debate erupted in my household about the "Sent from my iPhone" notation that appears at the bottom of emails sent from, um, iPhones.

Someone argued that it was a form of free advertising for Apple. I agreed but pointed out that the "sent from my (device)" actually conveys useful information. That is, if you receive a short one-line (or even one word) e-mail from, say, your boss, it can come off as brusque. However, if you see that it was sent from a mobile device, it means that you're receiving a sort of improvised on-the-go response that excuses its brevity.

Personally, I changed my iPhone sig to read "sent from a mobile device" so that my short replies could be excused but I wasn't blatantly promoting Apple.

What say you? Is "sent from my iPhone" all right to leave on your email sig?
 

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no. it looks stupid. i have mine set as "sent via mobile device". I could have put the whole "please ignore spelling errors" or whatever, but too long and dochey.
 

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Originally Posted by Sazerac
A recent debate erupted in my household about the "Sent from my iPhone" notation that appears at the bottom of emails sent from, um, iPhones.

Someone argued that it was a form of free advertising for Apple. I agreed but pointed out that the "sent from my (device)" actually conveys useful information. That is, if you receive a short one-line (or even one word) e-mail from, say, your boss, it can come off as brusque. However, if you see that it was sent from a mobile device, it means that you're receiving a sort of improvised on-the-go response that excuses its brevity.

Personally, I changed my iPhone sig to read "sent from a mobile device" so that my short replies could be excused but I wasn't blatantly promoting Apple.

What say you? Is "sent from my iPhone" all right to leave on your email sig?


I do what you do - I changed the sig.

Part of it for me was just that it seems a little crow-y. "I gots an iPhone, beeyatch! I'm RICH!" Though now that everyone has a smart phone it's not quite as gauche as maybe 2-3 years ago.
 

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Could care less what it says...
 

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That's funny. I hear that a lot, too, this notion that somehow people with iPhones got them because they're cool or a status symbol. They're only -- "only" -- like $300, right? It's not like I have shoes covered in Swarovski crystals.
 

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My BB used to say "Sent from my Verizon Wireless Blackberry", which imo is about as douchey as it can get. Since blackberries are pretty ubiquitous nowadays, I just got rid of the Verizon Wireless part, so people won't be peeved by short emails or minor spelling/punctuation errors.
 

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I have the "sent from my mobile device" as my sig even on outlook and gmail. That way I can always get away with short emails and spelling/grammatical errors.

lol jk, it would be funny though.
 

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I use 'Sent from my Newton."

lefty
 

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Originally Posted by lefty
I use 'Sent from my Newton."

lefty


LMAO
 

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I always take the "sent from..." off my "signature." Let people think you are at the office and why advertise "your device?"
 

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"Sent from my iPhone while driving through a school zone."
 

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Anyone living in current society should do themselves a favor and get over it. With employers feeling that it is acceptable to contact their staff 24/7 they should be happy that they're receiving messages sent from anything outside of the office.
 

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Originally Posted by Runningman411
How do you turn it off on a blackberry?

Setup>Email Settings>(your email address)>Signature
 

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