A site visitor was curious and pondered:
Are there formatting conventions I should know? I have always signed hard copy letters to the right, but it seems that e-mails are signed at the left margin.
E-mail is defaulted to left align. In the off-line world, whether you signed your name to the right or left was really a personal choice.
Although many conventions for Business E-mails will apply when compared to business letterhead, for personal e-mails simply type your name left-aligned under your sign-off. Check out my Business E-mail Etiquette Blog for business focused e-mail discussions.
Right or left justified isn’t as important to your sign off as making sure that you close your e-mails in a courteous and proper way that can add to ensuring the tone of your e-mail overall is what you intend. For example, not including a sign-off at all, which at the very least should include your name properly typed, is perceived as rude or curt.
For more tips and information on sign-offs that you might find helpful, read my article: Email Sign-off Considerations. HTH!