One of the more annoying things about the iPhone, I think, is the "Sent from my iPhone" signature that’s automatically added to every outgoing email. When the iPhone first came out, I went through a series of replacement signatures like "Sent from my iPhone, which explains the misspellings" or "Sent from my iPhone, sorry." But now I just get rid of it all together, though every time I reinstall I always send at least one email before realizing it’s there, and then I disable it.
On Windows Phone, Microsoft has predictably added a similar, auto-generated signature to email, which of course reads, "Sent from my Windows Phone."
And originally, I wanted to turn it off for all the same old reasons. The thing is, you go into Settings, Email & Accounts, [Account Name] and there’s no option for the signature. It’s nowhere to be found. Someone had early on made a crack about this signature to me over email, but I couldn’t see a way to turn it off.
Since then, of course, I’ve completed a chapter in the book about the Mail app. And oddly enough, when you access your account settings from with the actual Mail application (Application Menu, Settings) , instead of going in directly through Settings, you’re brought to a completely different Settings screen. This screen has two options, "Sync Settings" and "Use an email signature." If you tap Sync Settings, You actually navigate to the Settings screen that’s accessible through the Settings UI described above. But the email signature stuff is only available if you go in through the actual application.
I’m not positive, but I think this is fairly unique in Windows Phone (i.e. that a particular Settings interface accessed from within an app is different from that same interface when accessed through Settings). I should probably investigate that.
But after all this futzing around, I finally decided to just leave it on. Call me converted, but for some reason I actually like it now.