Common email signature
Your email signature provides the recipient with brief information on your function and your contact details. Avoid as far as possible using images or logotypes in your signature, as the way in which your correspondents can receive and view these images varies depending on their email program and settings.
Recommendations for email signatures
Font: Arial normal (write your first name and surname in Arial bold)
Size: 10–11 points
First name Surname
Telephone (written +46 46 000 00 00)
Mobile (written +46 701 00 00 00)
If you have more information, for example a blog or facebook page, you can add it at the bottom of the text. Feel free to copy the template above, add your own details and convert into Arial font when you paste the text into your email program. Please note that these are merely recommendations for what to include in a signature and in what order; if you wish to add or remove something, you are free to do so.
Example: email signature in Swedish
Box 118, 221 00 Lund
Besöksadress: Sölvegatan 37
Telefon: +46 46 123 456 78
Mobil: +46 701 23 45 67
Example: email signature in English
Postdoctoral research fellow
Faculty of Science
Department of Biology
Box 118, SE 221 00 Lund
Visiting address: Sölvegatan 37
Telephone: +46 46 123 45 67
Mobile: +46 701 23 45 67
How to change your signature
How you enter your email signature varies from one email program to another. The most common procedure is to go in to Tools/File > Options > Email /Email format and find the button for signature. Another alternative, if you are using Outlook for Mac, for example, is that you open a new email and find the button for signatures at the top of the Tools menu. You then select Standard and change or paste in your signature in the column on the right. If you can’t find it, search for “Signatures” in the help function of your program.
Help and support
Contact the Service Desk if you have problems or further questions, via telephone +46 46 222 90 00 or email servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
The LU Support website offers IT support for Lund University employees, including several guides for the Office programs, etc.
Processing personal data in emails
Data protection legislation also covers personal data in emails, which means that the University needs to change its working methods and procedures. On the page below, you will find out how you are to provide information to recipients simply by including a text in your email signature, as well as guidelines on managing emails.
On the page below, you will find out how you are to provide information to recipients simply by including a text in your email signature, as well as guidelines on managing emails.