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Email Standards

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Using unified, consistent email standards reinforces the D'Youville brand and voice in our daily interactions with students, families, and members of the community.

Your daily interactions with students, families, and members of the D'Youville community are often the most meaningful points of contact we will have with an external audience. Your communications are part of a larger conversation and by following these guidelines you will ensure that these conversations are uniform, accessible, and representative of D'Youville.

Email Signature

To use the official D'Youville signature in your email, simply copy the text below, paste it into the signatures menu in your email client, update the placeholder text with your information, and save it.

Standard Signature

Your Full Name
Your Title(s)
Department

Office Location
716-829-XXXX | user@dyc.edu
www.dyc.edu

D'Youville logo.

 

Signature with Social Links

Your Full Name
Your Title(s)
Department

Office Location
716-829-XXXX | user@dyc.edu
www.dyc.edu

Social: Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

D'Youville logo.

 
Additional Guidelines
  • Site: If your department or office has a dedicated webpage, you may use that URL, otherwise the D'Youville homepage shoud be used.
  • Social: The D'Youville logo signature is designed to use minimal images. Writing the site names  as text links ensures they will not be blocked by email clients. If your department or office has approved social media sites, you may use those sites instead of the general D'Youville social media sites.
  • Help: As a substitute or addition to the social link row, a link may be added to direct users to a ticket system, booking site, or other help resource. Outlook allows for creating multiple signatures, if the resource is only available internally, a second signature should be created to avoid confusion. Example below.
    • Help: go.dyc.edu/marcom-help/
 

Email Body

The body font of your email can be left as the default Outlook font (Calibri) or set to match the signature (Verdana). No other fonts should be used in your email. For readability, the color of your text should be left as a dark black.

Additional Guidelines
  • Background Images or Colors: Background images and colored backgrounds reduce the readability and accessibility of emails and leads to a greater chance of emails being blocked. Avoid using background images and colored backgrounds.