Email is an essential component of day-to-day communication. It’s how we reach our colleagues and reach out to our audiences.
When we communicate electronically, we create and reinforce a professional persona. We act as representatives of our departments and organizations. We reflect the values of Mizzou. Respect, professionalism, thoughtful word choice and careful proofreading can help us put our best foot forward.
An email signature is a digital business card and like your physical business card, represents your official association with the University of Missouri. Email signatures should comply with the University’s identity standards and guidelines.
Use the email signature generator to ensure your signature meets identity standards and content requirements. Email signatures may only include information contained in the fields of the email generator, and any confidentiality notice as needed.
Format as 555-555-5555.
Only official university email addresses should be used.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Only official university websites may be used. External URLs are not allowed. Websites URLs may not include “http://”. They should not include “www” unless excluding it results in a “Page not found” error.
✓ ps.missouri.edu, hes.missouri.edu, coas.missouri.edu
✗ www.ps.missouri.edu, http://www.google.com, www.linkedin.com
University or College level promotional messages can be included but must be approved by unit leadership and Licensing and Brand Management. Each promotional message must be submitted to email@example.com with proposed text and/or graphic, plan for distribution and expiration of the promotion. Each addition must meet visual and editorial brand guidelines and must be relevant to the university’s core mission. Examples: Giving Day, Engineering Week, US News & World Report badges.