Outlook (Windows) Email Signature Installation Instructions
RECOMMENDED - AUTOMATED INSTALLER - BYPASS THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALL OUR SOFTWARE
Installing our signature deployment software will take approximately the same amount of time as installing your signature manually. The benefit is that going forward you will never have to install your signature again - the process will be entirely automated. Click to proceed.
ALTERNATIVE - MANUAL APPROACH
Note: If you don’t currently have your signature open in a browser tab, display it now:
1. Copy this string of text (you’ll need it soon): %APPDATA%\Microsoft\signatures\signature.htm
2. In the browser page that’s displaying your signature, RIGHT-CLICK your mouse and select “Save as” or “Save Page As”.
3. PASTE the text (copied in step 1) as shown below, set the file type to “Webpage, HTML Only” and click SAVE.
4. Now navigate to your Outlook signature dialog by opening a new email message, clicking the “signature” button, and chosing “Signatures” from the very bottom of the list.
5. Select “signature” in your list of signatures (upper left) and then click your mouse anywhere in the whitespace under the actual signature (clicking “into” the signatre will activate the “SAVE” button). Click SAVE. Then Select “signature” as your default signature for both new messages and for replies/forwards, and click OK to finish.
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.
You’re now finished installing your signature - it should appear properly for new messages and replies. Note: If you are not seeing the images in your signature, refer to the section below on disabling image blocking.
FINAL ADJUSTMENT - DISABLING IMAGE BLOCKING (IF NEEDED)
If the graphic images (logo, social media icons, etc.) do not show up in your signature, it is most likely that you have a setting in Outlook called “Don’t Download Pictures from the Internet” (commonly referred to as “image blocking”) turned on. You can disable image blocking by following these instructions.
- Click the File tab.
- Click Options.
- Click Trust Center.
- Under Microsoft Outlook Trust Center, click Trust Center Settings.
- Clear the Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items check box.
- Click OK
If you have questions about how your signature is functioning, refer to our email signature FAQ’s.