sigfile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sig +‎ file

Noun[edit]

sigfile (plural sigfiles)

  1. (Internet) A text file containing a sig (e-mail or newsgroup signature).
    • 1994, "BILL", help with my sigfile (on newsgroup bit.listserv.help-net)
      Can anyone please tell me why I get an 'output from your job etc' message back from bitnet everytime I send a message out? Is there a problem with my sigfile or does everyone get them?
    • 2002, Rebecca Blood, The Weblog Handbook (page 81)
      You've seen sigfiles: the chunk of information at the end of an email.
    • 2005, Randy Allen Harris, Voice Interaction Design (page 209)
      How do you read abbreviations (IMHO)? Quoted text? Headers? Sigfiles? Emoticons?