In other words, include my title and the name of my employer in my personal email signature in my personal email.

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    @Michael - you should ask your employer if they have a policy for this. Many employers will likely tell you not to do this.
    – dwizum
    Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 20:10
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    @dwizum I didn't mean it should be migrated, I'm sure it is off-topic as well here.
    – Ron Beyer
    Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 20:11
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    That doesn't seem like a good idea to me, it could potentially cause issues for you or your employer. For example, a personal opinion that you write in a personal email could be interpreted as your employer's official position on the issue.
    – JSR
    Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 20:11
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    I think that this question is highly answerable. It can be company-specific, but it can be answered in a general way (as in "is it a good idea/professional/etc to do so")
    – DarkCygnus
    Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 21:33
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    What are you hoping to accomplish by doing this? Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 23:16

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You can, but I wouldn't advise it, for the following reason.

Every last email you send with that information reflects on the company

In other words, if you compose an email that offends someone, and it gets back to your employer, you are out of luck.

It is far too much of a risk to use in anything other than professional correspondence.


It's a bad idea.

It would cause confusion. There are two identities: your personal one, and your work one. These should be kept separate.

If you start sending emails like this and somebody notices that the signature doesn't match the email domain, it will damage both your reputation and your company.

I would myself take this as impersonating somebody else and potential scam attempt.

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    I generally agree with this answer and I even upvoted it. That being said, there is one exception to this and that's alumni association emails. On an alumni mailing list, people tend to indicate who they work for, but at the same time, they don't want the extra noise of those emails to be comingled with work emails inside their company inbox. Commented Jan 16, 2020 at 3:23

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