Email Signatures-Marketing & Communications - Carnegie Mellon University

Email Signatures

Electronic signatures are a great way for the university to have a consistent brand image. While there are no official guidelines for signatures, it is suggested that you do not use an attached image as a signature, since email systems and users may inadvertently read those messages as spam.

In addition, it is recommended that you use the full name: Carnegie Mellon University, rather than "CMU" or other acronyms, as well as provide a link back to

Finally, it’s much easier to read Verdana and Arial fonts on the web. We suggest these san serif options.

If you have any questions about the Carnegie Mellon web presence or these guidelines, please contact the Marketing & Communications webteam at


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