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How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

You can modify your email signature or create a new one to include links to your Facebook or Twitter profiles. To get started, make sure you save copies of the Facebook and Twitter icons to your computer. You’ll also need the web address for each of your social networking profile pages.

Save Facebook and Twitter icons

In your browser, right-click each icon below that you want to use.

Choose Save picture as and do one of the following:

Accept the file name as given.

Change the file name to the name (for example, Facebook) of the social networking service it represents.

Choose where you’d like to save the icon, and then choose Save.

Add links to your current email signature

In Outlook, on the Home tab, choose New E-mail.

On the Message tab, in the Include group, choose Signature > Signatures.

On the E-mail Signature tab, in the Edit signature box, choose the name you want to modify.

In the Edit signature text box, add a new line beneath the current signature.

Tip: Position your cursor at the end of the line with the signature, and then press Enter.

Choose Picture , go to the folder where you saved your icons, and then choose the social networking service icon you saved.

Choose Insert > Hyperlink .

In the Address box, enter the web address—for example, http://www.facebook.com/username—for the social network account that corresponds to the icon, and then choose OK.

Tip: Repeat steps 5 through 7 to add the second icon.

Choose OK to finish modifying the new signature.

Inside the body of the message, on the Message tab, in the Include group, choose Signature, and then choose your newly modified signature.

Note: Go to Add a signature to messages if you want more information about creating a special signature.

Create an email signature that you can add automatically to all outgoing messages or add manually to specific ones.

Create an email signature

Sign in to Outlook.com and select Settings> View all Outlook settings at the top of the page.

Under Email signature, type your signature and use the available formatting options to change its appearance.

Note: You can have only one signature per account.

If you want your signature to appear at the bottom of all new email messages that you compose, select the Automatically include my signature on new messages I compose check box.

If you want your signature to appear on messages that you forward or reply to, select the Automatically include my signature on messages I forward or reply to check box.

If you don’t select these options, you can manually add your signature to a selected message. For details, see Manually add your signature to a new message.

Select Save when you’re done.

Note: You can always return to the Compose and reply page and select or clear the check box for automatically including your signature.

Manually add your signature to a new message

If you’ve created a signature, but didn’t choose to automatically add it to all outgoing messages, you can add it later when you write an email message.

Go to your mailbox and choose New message.

Type your message, and then choose > Insert signature at the bottom of the compose pane.

When your email message is ready, choose Send.

Still need help?

Note: You will need to sign in first to get support. If you can’t sign in, go to Account support.

Create a signature for your email messages that you can add automatically to all outgoing messages or manually to specific ones.

Note: If the instructions don’t match what you see, you might be using an older version of Outlook on the web. Try the Instructions for classic Outlook on the web.

Create an email signature

Go to Settings> View all Outlook settings > Compose and reply.

Under Email signature, type your signature and use the available formatting options to change its appearance.

Note: You can have only one signature per account.

If you want your signature to appear at the bottom of all new email messages that you compose, select the Automatically include my signature on new messages I compose check box.

If you want your signature to appear on messages that you forward or reply to, select the Automatically include my signature on messages I forward or reply to check box.

If you don’t select these options, you can manually add your signature to a selected message. For details, see Manually add your signature to a new message below.

Select Save when you’re done.

Note: You can always return to the Compose and reply page and select or clear the check box for automatically including your signature.

Manually add your signature to a new message

If you’ve created a signature, but didn’t choose to automatically add it to all outgoing messages, you can add it later when you write an email message.

Go to your mailbox and choose New message.

Type your message, and then choose > Insert signature at the bottom of the compose pane.

When your email message is ready, choose Send.

Instructions for classic Outlook on the web

Create an email signature

On the top nav bar, choose Settings > Mail, which opens the Options panel on the left.

In the Options panel, under Mail, choose Layout > Email signature.

In the text box, type your signature and use the available formatting options to change its appearance.

Note: Inserting an image file (in a .gif or .jpg format for example) for your signature isn’t supported, but you can copy an image from a webpage and paste it into the signature box.

If you want your signature to display at the bottom of all outgoing email messages, including replies and forwards, select the Automatically include my signature on new messages I compose check box.

If you don’t select this option, you can manually add your signature to a selected message. See the next section for more information.

Select Save when you’re done.

Note: You can always return to the Email signature page and select or clear the Automatically include my signature on new messages I compose check box.

Manually add your signature to a new message

If you’ve created a signature, but didn’t choose to automatically add it to all outgoing messages, you can add it later when you write an email message.

Go to your mailbox and choose to create a new email message.

Type your message, and then choose More > Insert signature on the toolbar.

You can add your email signature automatically to all outgoing messages, or you can choose to add your signature only to specific messages.

If you use both Outlook Web App and Outlook, you need to create a signature in each. For information about how to create and use email signatures in Outlook, see Create and add an email message signature.

This article is for Outlook Web App, which is used by organizations that manage email servers running Exchange Server 2013 or 2010. If you’re using Microsoft 365 or Exchange Server 2016, your email program is Outlook on the web. For help with Outlook on the web, see Get help with Outlook on the web.

In a web browser, sign in to Outlook Web App using the URL provided by the person who manages email for your organization. Enter your user name and password, and then select Sign in.

On the nav bar, choose Settings > Options.

Under Options, choose Settings > Mail.

Under Email signature, in the text box, type the signature you want to use. Use the formatting mini toolbar to change the appearance of the signature.

If you want your signature to display at the bottom of all outgoing items, including replies and forwards, select Automatically include my signature on messages I send. If you don’t select this option, you can manually add your signature to any message. For details, see Manually add your signature to a new message.

Choose Save.

If you’ve created a signature, but didn’t select the option to add your signature to all outgoing messages, you can manually can add it to specific messages.

In a web browser, sign in to Outlook Web App using the URL provided by the person who manages email for your organization. Enter your user name and password, and then select Sign in.

Choose New mail above the folder list. A new message form opens in the reading pane.

At the top of the message, choose Insert > Your signature.

When your message is ready to go, choose Send.

If you’ve created a signature, you can specify if the signature is added to all outgoing messages, including replies and forwards.

In a web browser, sign in to Outlook Web App using the URL provided by the person who manages email for your organization. Enter your user name and password, and then select Sign in.

On the nav bar, choose Settings > Options.

Under Options, choose Settings > Mail.

Under Email signature, do one of the following:

To include your signature at the bottom of all outgoing messages, select the Automatically include my signature on messages I send check box.

To exclude your signature from showing at the bottom of all outgoing messages, clear the Automatically include my signature on messages I send check box.

Having a smart, consistent signature at the bottom of your emails is very beneficial:

  • It looks professional.
  • It contains important contact information your reader might need (such as your phone number).
  • It’s an opportunity to reinforce your brand and promote your marketing messages.
  • And, of course, it tells the reader who you are!

Setting up automatic signatures saves time and creates a consistent ‘on brand’ message to go out with each communication.

There are two ways of setting up automated signatures:

  • Client-side
  • Server-side

Client-side automatic signatures

Setting up client-side signatures means that each individual needs to manually add the signature to their Outlook application, on each device they use.

This could be a useful option if you are a very small business with just a few people and devices. For larger organisations it would quickly become unwieldy.

How to set up client-side signatures in Microsoft Outlook

On a desktop

  1. Open a new email in your Microsoft Outlook application.
  2. Find the Message menu and click on the Signature button.
  3. Under the Select signature to edit section click on the New button. A pop up box will appear; type a name for your new signature into the box and click on OK.
  4. Go into the section titled Edit signature and type in the signature you want to use. There are various formatting options and the ability to add images, business cards and hyperlinks.
    • If you prefer, you can set up the signature in Word (which means you can also use tables, bullets and borders) then copy and paste it into the Edit signature box. This is also a handy way of sharing the layout of the signature with others.
    • You can also access email signature templates from Microsoft to help you style yours.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

  1. When you’re happy with your signature, go to the Choose default signature section. In the E-mail account drop down list, select the email account you want to use this signature for. In the New messages and Replies/forwards drop downs, select which signature you want to use when sending a new message and when replying to a message or forwarding one. In most cases, you’d use the same signature for both.
  2. Click on the OK button at the bottom right to save your signature and its settings. Close the new email you had opened.

On a mobile phone

  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook app on your phone.
  2. Swipe right to open the menu then tap on this icon at the bottom left to open the Settings menu:
  1. Scroll down to the Signature option and tap on it.
  2. If you have more than one email account and wish to use a different signature for each one, tap on the Per Account Signature toggle so it’s on (it will turn blue).
  3. Tap on the word Signature or, if you’re doing different ones for different email accounts, tap on the word Signature under the account you want to change.
  4. Type in the signature you want to use. Note that you won’t have the formatting options which are available from the desktop version of Outlook.
  5. Tap on the tick at the top right of the screen to save your signature.

Server-side automatic signatures

How to set up server-side signatures in Microsoft Outlook

Settling up server-side signatures is a much simpler way to achieve a consistent signature across your organisation.

You simply set up the signature and it’s automatically appended to all emails regardless of where they are sent from.

There are many advantages to using an email signature management system:

  • Consistent, professional signatures automatically applied across your organisation.
  • Quick and easy to update signatures for everyone simultaneously.
  • More control over the design of the signatures (you can even create custom signatures from scratch in HTML).
  • No reliance on the people in your business having the technical capability to manage their own signature.
  • Confidence that the signature will appear consistently across various devices and operating systems.
  • Ability to schedule signatures for particular time periods, for example to align to specific marketing campaigns, events or seasonal messages.

Exclaimer email management system

There are many different email management systems out there. We have chosen to work with Exclaimer.

Here’s a quick overview of how their automatic signatures work:

What your email signature should contain

Now you know how to set up your automatic email signatures, what should go in them?

Here is ours as an example:

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

We’ve kept it quite succinct and simple, including the individual’s contact information, our logo and our social media links.

But there are plenty of other things you could include, for example:

  • A photo of the individual.
  • Information on your latest marketing initiative.
  • A link to your latest news article.
  • Customer satisfaction survey.
  • Accreditation or award logos.
  • Seasonal touches, such as Merry Christmas messages.

Basically, anything which will help to reinforce the expertise and professionalism of your organisation.

How we can help

We’re experts in all aspects of Microsoft 365 and, thanks to our partnership with Exclaimer, we can now extend those services to helping you set up an email management system for your organisation.

To find out more about this and our other services, give us a call on 01732 600 170.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

Many people add a standardized block of text called signature to the bottom of their email messages.

Signatures can display information such as your name and title, email address, phone number, and more.

You can even add an image or a digital business card.

Here’s how to add a signature in Outlook.

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How to add a new signature in Outlook

Before you can insert a signature into an email message, you need to create your signature and save it.

1. Open Outlook and then click “New Email” in the ribbon bar to create a blank email message.

2. In the untitled email message, go to the ribbon bar. Click “Signature” and then “Signatures….”

3. In the Signatures and Stationary window, click “New.”

4. Type a name for the new signature and click “OK.” If this is your first signature, you might want to name it something like “default.”

5. Enter and format the signature in the text box. You can choose the font and text size, insert links and images, and even insert a digital business card from Outlook’s address book.

6. At the top right of the Signatures and Stationary window, you can choose which signature you would like to use by default with each of your email accounts, and if you want the signature to appear in email replies, or only in original messages.

7. Click “OK” to save your changes.

How to add a signature to an email in Outlook

If you configured Outlook with a default signature for each of your email accounts, the signature should automatically appear when you start a new, blank email message. To change the signature or to insert one if you don’t have a default, do this:

1. Open Outlook and then click “New Email” in the ribbon bar to create a blank email message.

2. In the untitled email message, go to the ribbon bar. Click “Signature.”

3. Choose the signature you want to insert from the drop-down list.

Like most Microsoft software programs, Outlook allows you to create a signature in a number of ways. To lessen the chance of confusion, we will concentrate on only one of these methods in this tutorial.

Here’s how to add a signature in Microsoft Outlook:

1) Open Outlook. On the TOOLS menu, choose OPTIONS.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

2) In the Options window which will appear, click on the Mail Format tab.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

3) Click on Signatures button.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

4 ) In the new window, you can create your signature. If you’ve never created one before, the "edit" area will be blank. (Unlike our example which already has three signatures.)

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

5) One thing that is different in Outlook from many other email programs is that you do not have to keep a signature turned on. In other words, emails can always be blank and then you can choose a signature, if you want one. Notice in the picture below that we have New Messages and Replies/Forwards set to None. IF we want a signature in an email, we can select that from within the email itself.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

6) To create a new signature, click on NEW. A window will appear asking for a name for the signature – choose a name which is meaningful to you. (In our example, we’ve typed in Test Signature.)

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

7) With the new name highlighted, create your signature in the box provided.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

For your information, here are what the icons represent:

Font list – you can choose which font you want. By highlighting certain words or lines, you can use different fonts in your signature.
Font size – Change the size of your font. Again, by highlighting certain words or lines, you can use different font sizes in your signature.
B = Bold; I=Italics; U= Underline ;
The Automatic drop-down menu is the Text color (click and a drop-down menu of colors appears)
The next three icons (with lines) allow you to choose text alignment – Left, Center and Right.
The icon which shows "Business Card" allows you to insert a business card from your Outlook Contacts. Of course, normally, this would be your own business card.
The icon which looks like a picture allow you to import a picture into your signature.
The globe with a chain link across it is to insert a website URL. In our example, we inserted
www.k-c-c.us.

8) When you have completed your new signature, don’t forget to click SAVE to save it! Then, if you’re finished, you can click OK.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

Here’s an example of what we did for our Test Signature:

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

Now the you’ve created a signature in Outlook, here’s how to use it:

1) Open a new email. Write your email as you normally would and when you get to where you would sign it, go to step 2.

2) In Outlook 2007, go to the Include Group of the Office Ribbon and click on the Signature drop-down arrow and choose the signature you want to use.

2a) In Outlook 2002 and 2003, go to the Insert Menu, click on signatures and choose your signature.

That’s it!

Outlook Signatures are basically your digital business card. They contain all your contact information, to let your recipient knows how or when to reach you. Adding a Signature in Outlook is something people often find a bit difficult to do.

In this article, I will explain how you can add a signature in Outlook. Both the online, Microsoft 365, and normal versions of Outlook. Also, I will give you some tips on creating an Outlook Signature.

Good to know is that signatures in Outlook will soon sync between Outlook for Windows and Outlook Online (Microsoft 365 and Office 365). The feature is called “Outlook for Windows: Signature cloud settings” and is planned to roll out in December 2020.

Add Signature to Outlook 365

To add a signature to your emails in Outlook 365 (Outlook Online) you will have to open Outlook in your web browser: outlook.office.com

    Select the gear icon on the right side in the top bar.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

You will now see the Email signature settings. You can create or paste your signature in the text area.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

If you want to include your signature automatically in your emails, then make sure you select the two checkboxes below the text area.

When you are done, click Save at the bottom and simply close the settings screen. Your signature should now be active in your Outlook Online.

In Outlook Online you can’t create multiple signatures. If you need to use different signatures in the same email account, then you will need to use the Outlook app.

How to use the Signature in Outlook 365

You can also manually add the signature to a message. You will first need to create the signature as described above, but leave the two checkboxes below the text area unchecked.

After you have created the signature, you can simply add it to an message as follows:

  1. Open a New Message in Outlook Online
  2. Select the More options icon
  3. Choose Insert Signature

Adding a Signature in Outlook

In the Outlook App, you can use multiple Email Signatures within the same account. You can set a default signature for your emails, but also easily switch it to another one if necessary.

The easiest way to adding a signature in Outlook is to first open a new mail.

  1. Create a New Email in Outlook
  2. Select Signature in the toolbar
  3. In the dropdown menu, select Signatures…

If you are using the minimal toolbar in Outlook then you can find the Signatures here:

  1. Click on New to add a new signature
  2. Give your signature a name. Make sure you use a recognizable name so you can easily select the correct signature in your emails later. You can create a separate signature for your reply emails for example.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

  1. Create or paste your signature in the Edit Signature text area.
  2. If you want to apply the signature automatically to your emails, then select the E-mail account you want to use
  3. You can set different signatures for new messages and replies.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

  1. When you are done, click Ok

Your new Outlook signature should now be available in your Email Messages. If you have set a default signature (step 8), then you should see the new signature in the body of your new messages.

Insert the signature in Outlook

You can add a signature in Outlook to your messages manually if you didn’t set a default signature. Simply open a new email and click on Signature in the toolbar. Your signatures will appear in the dropdown menu. Select your signature to apply it to your email message.

Change Email Signature in Outlook

In Outlook you can create multiple signatures, but ofcourse only set one as your default signature. When you want to change your email signature in Outlook you have two options:

  1. Right Click on the signature in the email body and select another signature.
  2. Click Signature in the toolbar and choose another signature from the dropdown menu.

If you want to set another signature as your default signature, then click on Signatures… and change the default signature for new and reply messages as described earlier.

Edit Signature in Outlook

Sometime you need to edit your signature in Outlook, to change your telephone number for example.

To edit the signature:

  1. Right click on your current Signature
  2. Select Signatures…
  1. You can now make the changes to your signature, when done simply click Ok

Export Outlook Signature

If you are getting a new computer or when you want to share your Outlook Signature as a template with your co-worker, you might want to export the Outlook signature.

Outlook doesn’t offer a built-in function to export the signature. But to copy the signature to another computer we only need to copy three files and a folder:

Whether you use Outlook on mobile or desktop, here’s how to add a signature to outgoing emails, replies and forwards.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

Setting up an Outlook signature is easy.

A signature on your emails adds a bit of polish and helps people get in contact with you. But manually writing out your name and contact information in every message is tedious — and unnecessary. Automatic signatures save you from having to repeatedly write your contact information on every response.

If you use Microsoft Outlook for correspondence, you can automatically add a signature to your outgoing emails. Here’s how.

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How to set up your Outlook email signature on desktop

There are a couple of different ways to get to the signature section in Outlook, but this is the one I find easiest:

1. Open and sign into Outlook in your browser.

2. Click the settings gear in the top right corner.

3. Type in “email signature” in the search bar, and click that option from the drop-down menu.

4. In the Email signature box, type the signature you want to appear in your emails. This can be just your name, or can also include your contact information, company logo and any other information you’d like to share.

5. Optional: You can choose to automatically include your signature in new messages and/or messages you forward and reply to by checking those boxes underneath the signature box.

While this is the quickest way to add a signature, you can also click View All Outlook Settings instead of searching for “email signature.” From there, click Compose and Reply to get to the signature editing section of Outlook.

Once you’ve composed a signature, you can exit and click New Message to see what it looks like.

How to add a signature in microsoft outlook

You can adjust the message, font and style and add images to your signature in Outlook.

How to set up your email signature on iOS and Android

1. Download the Outlook app and sign in.

2. Tap the Outlook icon in the upper left corner. If you’re using iOS, you’ll tap the icon in the top left as well, but it’ll be an icon with the first letter of your name.

3. Tap the Settings gear icon in the bottom left.

4. Scroll down and choose Signature. By default, your signature says “Get Outlook for Android” or “Get Outlook for iOS,” depending on your device.

5. Tap Signature and clear the message field.

6. Type in your name and/or contact information. Tap the checkmark on Android. If you’re working on iOS, it’ll save automatically.

As with setting up a signature on a desktop, you can open a new message and see your signature.