Where to find the most common logo you see at the end of emails
I remember once someone asking if the person who created the ‘Please consider the environment before printing this email” logo received royalties. Everyone thinks it’s such a great idea they copy and paste it into their own emails and without knowing its true origins.
After recently looking for the logo to add to my own email signature I discovered that it isn’t in fact a Logo, but the letter “P” within the WebDings Font. I am still yet to find who actually started this great campaign so if anyone knows I’d love to hear from you.
Note: Firefox renders the digit simply as a ‘P’ as WebDings is not a standard web font and they do not support it.
So to get your own, here are a few options:-
Change your font in your rich text editor email program
Type the following:-
P Please consider the environment before printing this email
Select the first ‘P’ and change the font type to “WebDings”
Insert the HTML code in your e-Stationery
To get this:-
P Please consider the environment before printing this email.
Insert the following code:-
<span style="font-family: Webdings; color: #798971; font-size: small;">P</span><span style="color: #798971;"> <strong style="color: #798971;">Please consider the environment before printing this email.</strong></span>
Insert the image at the end of your email
Copy this image and paste at the bottom of your email :-
Is it all just a hype?
Probably, some people actually get annoyed when they see it at the end of an email. I am not really sure why, it’s not like it’s using any additional resources or it’s any different from having a large chunk of legal mumbo jumbo that no one understands or reads. I look at it not as a reminder to the masses not to print, but more of a statement that says “I care about the environment, maybe you should too”. You can put your own take on it.