How: To Use The “Sent From My iPhone” Trick
Here’s a quick one.
- overwhelmed and don’t want to deal with it;
- just don’t want to deal with it in general;
- don’t much care for the person sending you the email (which would actually render this moot since you’d probably ignore it);
- wish to be cheeky;
- all of the above.
Just use the ‘ol “Sent from my iPhone” (or other mobile) trick from your desktop or laptop at work.
It’s simple: respond to the offending or mundane email with a short email back, blitz out your email signature at the bottom, replace it with “Sent from my iPhone” (or other).
This makes it seem like you’re being responsive and on the go at the same time. And who doesn’t appreciate that?
Some additional tips:
1) Misspell Something/A Few Things/Everything
Maybe you’ll want to misspell something (or a few things) just to make it seem authentic-ish.
Here’s an example:
Hey, just wnated to loot you know that I got this and will reposons to you on July 30, 2015.
Sent from my iPhone (not my computer)
See all the errors in there? Perfectly acceptable-ish. And your colleague will immediately know that July 30, 2015 isn’t right.
Clearly, you meant to type “July 29, 2015.”
2) Get Creative With The Signature
Perhaps you mix up the signature a bit — something like: Message by iPhone. Sass by Meeghan. Please only use this if you’re name actually is Meeghan. Though I would give you some cool points if you could document you did this and your name isn’t Meeghan.
For the record, I’m not sure why I picked Meeghan as the sassy example here. It just sounds like a sassy name.
3) Don’t Have An iPhone? Or A Phone At All? No Worries!
Could it be that you make up a mobile device (i.e. – the Yorx Jalax 3200 S Version 4) instead of an iPhone in that faux-sig? Bold, but be aware that someone may ask you about it and people my age might come at you with, “Yorx? Aren’t those the people who made clock radios that we won playing Skee-Ball at the Jersey Shore in the 80s?”
The answer to that question is yes.
So please, go forth and use this trick well.
However, we don’t condone egregious use of this technique.
- by AWSC
- posted at 8:01 am
- July 23, 2012