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Why the "Sent via Blackberry" Email Signature?

Question: I would please like to know the reasoning behind the auto signature message when you send an email or message from a black berry, such as 'sent from my black berry'

Answer: In my opinion the automatic signature is a way to let your recipients know that you're typing the message on a tiny keyboard and might make some mistakes. It also can explain why your reply might be abbreviated, or shorter than a regular email reply, because it's a little harder to type on a small Qwerty keyboard than a regular, full-sized keyboard.

Some Blackberry services like AT&T also use it as an advertising tool, where the default email signature is "Sent via AT&T Blackberry". That kind of bugs me, because I'm the one paying for the service, yet they're benefiting from the advertising!

Did you know you can change your Blackberry email signature very easily, and even remove it altogether?

Just follow the instructions in this article titled Changing your Blackberry email signature

I hope that answered your question, and thanks for stopping by the site!


I was wondering the same thing and came to the same conclusions. I wanted to see if anyone has written about this (I had doubts since it seemed like a inconsequential topic). I agree with your reasoning. I think the signature is designed to justify to people why a message may be short. For instance, I use my BlackBerry a lot, but I keep my replies succint. I think this is an advantage to using a BlackBerry - say as much as possible using the least amount of words.

It also makes it apparent to the receiver that the sender may be able to reply outside of business hours (evening, wk end, vacation) or on the road.

Lets me (the sender) know at a later date where the email originated making finding the original email easier should the thread get truncated. It narrows down the search to blackberry from desktop / workstation/ laptop / mobile device.

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