What Does It Mean When "J" Is Put at the End of an Email?


Quick Answer

J in emails represents a smiley face when the Wingdings font is not installed or if the email client does not support formatted text. Since most Windows and Mac computers have Wingdings installed, typing :) or :-) is normally automatically converted into a smiley face emoticon in Microsoft Office.

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If using Microsoft Outlook as the default email client, sending Js can be prevented by setting the computer to automatically replace the Wingdings smiley face with the standard :) or :-). To do so, go to "Options," then "Mail," then "Spelling and AutoCorrect" and finally "AutoCorrect Options," where you can set an option to convert :) and :-) to ☺. This smiley is a unicode character supported by all computers.

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