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Published on 09.25.07 by Brent Trahan

Windows Mail Signatures

Learn how to create and setup signatures in Windows Mail.

Create a Signature

Simple Text Signature

  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click Tools and then select Options.
  3. Click the Signatures tab.
  4. Click New.
  5. Type your signature in the Text box under Edit Signature.

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  6. Click Apply to save the changes.
  7. Give this signature a unique name by selecting the signature under Signatures.
  8. Click Rename.
  9. Notice how the signature’s name is highlighted blue. Type the new name of the signature while it’s highlighted blue.
  10. Press enter on your keyboard to save the new name.

File Based Signature

It’s possible to create a file in Microsoft Word or an html file and use it as a signature. The advantage of this type of signature is you can use custom formatting and hyperlinks.

  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click Tools and then select Options.
  3. Click the Signatures tab.
  4. Click New.
  5. Select File under Edit Signature.
  6. Browse to the file you want to use as the signature and open it.
  7. Click Apply to save the changes.
  8. Give this signature a unique name by selecting the signature under Signatures.
  9. Click Rename.
  10. Notice how the signature’s name is highlighted blue. Type the new name of the signature while it’s highlighted blue.
  11. Press enter on your keyboard to save the new name.

Using Multiple Signatures

You can create multiple signatures and apply them to certain e-mail account(s). Click New and then follow the steps above to create multiple signatures. You can have as many signatures as you like.

Set a Default Signature

When you use multiple signatures one of them has to be the default. You can change which signature is the default by selecting the signature under Signatures in the Signatures tab of the Windows Mail Options window and then click Set as default.

Apply a Signature to an E-mail Account

If you don’t apply a signature to an e-mail account the default signature will be shown.

Let’s say you have a work and personal e-mail account you check using Windows Mail. You created a signature for your work e-mail account and personal e-mail account. Here’s how you apply a signature to an e-mail account:

  1. Click the signature you want to apply to an e-mail account in the Signatures section of the Signatures tab in the Windows Mail Options window.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Check off the e-mail or newsgroup account(s) you want to apply the signature to.

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  4. Click OK to save the changes.

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