Can my teammates see their Scribe email signature when they compose an email?

Yes, your teammates will be able to see their Scribe email signature when composing an email to their email clients. (Gmail, Outlook, etc ...)

Scribe employs a client-side technique for installing email signatures, as opposed to server-side. While server-side installation would enable Scribe to embed signatures across all mobile email apps, it presents security concerns that we deem too substantial to overlook.

Here are the reasons why installing email signatures on the client side is both better and safer than on the server side:

  1. Greater Privacy Control: emails don't have to be routed through an additional server layer (which appends the signature) before reaching the recipient. This reduces potential points of vulnerability or data interception.

  1. Fewer Formatting Issues: server-side solutions sometimes run into formatting issues, especially when emails pass through various mail servers or are viewed on different devices. Client-side installation ensures that what you see while drafting is what your recipient will get.

  1. User Experience and Control: on the client side, users can see their signatures while composing an email. This gives them a visual cue and assurance that their professional branding is in place. On the server side, signatures are appended after the user hits "send", making it invisible to them during the drafting process.

  1. No Delays in Sending: emails aren't slowed down by any server processing to append a signature. This can be crucial for businesses where every millisecond can count, such as in high-frequency trading or emergency services.

  1. Immediate Updates: If a user updates their signature on their email client, it takes effect immediately. In contrast, server-side changes might require propagation time, especially if there are caches or other layers of complexity.

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