Other Email Signature Installation Instructions
Part 1 - Copying Your Signature to Your Clipboard
Note: If you don’t currently have your signature open in a browser tab, display it now:
In the tab with your signature, press Ctrl-A then Ctrl-C - this will select your entire signature and then copy it to your clipboard.
Note: Mac users will use Command-A and Command-C.
Part 2 - Other Email Programs (Not Listed) - Email Signature Installation
Our Rich HTML email signatures work with almost every email program these days. (The known exception is Microsoft Entourage.) If we don’t have specific installation instructions listed for the email program you use, there is still a high likelihood you can have success. Essentially, there are three approaches to installing these signatures. If you can successfully navigate to the signature creation tool in your email program, it should become quickly apparent which of these approaches is most likely to work.
We suggest that you first make sure your email (and signature) is set to HTML or Rich Text. Next, try to install the signature using whichever of the two approaches seems to make sense. If that works, send a test email message to yourself and see if the signature looks okay and if the links work once it arrives.
Note: Hyperlinks in email never work while you are composing or responding to a message. To test your links, compose a message to yourself, and try the links when you have received it and are reading it.
Approach #1 - Pasting the Signature Itself
See if you can navigate to some kind of an email signature creation dialog box. Once there, type in your standard closing block, using the ENTER key to create line spaces. Then position your cursor beneath your closing block, using the ENTER key again. Now PASTE in your graphical signature. Save this signature somehow and set it as your default.
Note: It is important that you type your closing block first and paste your signature second. Reversing the order of this process may goof up the functioning of the links in your signature.
Approach #2 - Pointing to your signature’s URL
You may discover that your email program wants you to input a location for your email signature. If this is the case, simply COPY the URL itself (not the graphical signature) that we’ve provided to you. Paste it in where you are prompted to by your email program. Save this signature somehow and set it as your default.
Approach #3 - PASTING the Signature itself, SAVING to your computer, then POINTING to your saved signature
In some cases it may be necessary to kind of combine the two above approaches. You may need to start by creating a NEW EMAIL MESSAGE, typing in your standard closing block (using the ENTER key to create line spaces). Then position your cursor beneath your closing block, using the ENTER key again. Now PASTE in your graphical signature. Rather than sending this message, SAVE AS A FILE, somewhere on your computer, specifying the file type as HTML.
Once you’ve got it saved, you may be able to use the BROWSE functionality in your email program, similar to what’s shown above under approach #2. When browsing for your saved file, make sure that you specify that you’re looking for an HTML file.