Figuring out how to sign off at the end of an email can feel like a gamble—with all of the options you can use, it feels like you're always taking a risk.
Should you use sincerely, thanks, or cheers? Or xo? Or xx? What's the best way to end an email to your boss, a new contact, an old friend, or potential love interest? Of course, asking your friends, family, or co-workers what to do undoubtedly results in a range of responses.
Well now there's a definitive answer to your most pressing email etiquette question (get ready to share this with friends): The most appropriate and personable email sign-off is 'best,' according to business etiquette and career experts who weighed in over at Business Insider.
'All three experts agree that "best" is among the safest possible choices, inoffensive, and almost universally appropriate,' notes the article. 'So when in doubt, go with "best."' Whew—now you'll never feel email regret or awkwardness again!