Android gmail signatureAdding a signature to your e-mail -- especially when you're working from a smartphone -- can be either a badge of honor, or an excuse. (The joke goes that you can get away with typo after typo so long as your signature says "Sent from my iPhone.)

Adding a signature in your Android smartphone's gmail account is easy.

  1. Fire up ye olde gmail application.
  2. Press the menu button.
  3. Choose "More."
  4. Choose "Settings."
  5. Tap "Signature."
  6. Type the snarky statement of your choice.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Send e-mail.

Signatures don't have to (and probably shouldn't be) full of snark, but they can be handy to let the recipient know that you're working from a phone, and so the response might not be as long as it would be if you were working from a desktop. Typos are still on you, however.

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Am I the only one who is annoyed by ALL signatures? Especially the "Sent from my ________ using Tapatalk".

Yep! Those drive me crazy.

A note in email letting me know that someone is replying from their phone is a bit different though -- lets me know not to send any huge attachments in response, and not to expect a detailed reply.

Good point about the attachment size. I didn't think about that one. I guess the email signature isn't totally worthless then. The Tapatalk one still is though. Maybe you and the other mods can add it to the Forum Rules & Guidelines to make everyone remove them. :)

One of the first things I did when I got my Fascinate.
It's helpful to let others know why you're not replying with a longer email then you normally would if you were on a regular pc.

"Signatures don't have to (and probably shouldn't be) full of snark"

Signatures should be full of YOUR NAME. That's what a signature is. How do you sign your checks?

Thanks for this article Phil. I have my signature as "Sent from my Android EVO" for three reasons. First is to push back the 'Sent from my iPhone' messages. Second, I want to promote the use of phones as an email client. I have many friends who don't even know you can use a phone for data (we are in our 50's). And the strongest reason is to promote Android!

Your article added another reason, to let recipients know why my message is shorter then my typical email.

I'm with you Wejebu we have to promote Android!! so many people sending message to facebook status with blackberry logo automatically appeared can we do that for android? if yes how?

Can I put a logo in my Email signature for android? If so should it be a jpeg or word doc?? I cant figure this out!! I cant copy and paste!! Please help me!

It is NOT G-MAIL.