When it comes to Office 365 email signatures, you may want to have different variants for different purposes. It is a common practice to create two signatures for the same sender – one with full contact details and graphics, and one with less details and less or no graphics. The first signature applies only when you send your first email. The next signature is added only when continuing a conversation within the same email thread. Such a setup keeps email threads readable, but with necessary contact details always at hand.
Surprising as it may be, the native Office 365 signatures defined via mail flow rules cannot help you here. Office 365 makes email signatures land at the bottom of an email thread and lets you only use the same email signature design for both new messages and replies. In this article, you will find out how to have such signatures added automatically in Office 365 by using a third-party email signature manager, CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
SPAM or junk mail is the archenemy of most email users. As if it wasn’t bad enough to have your mailbox overflowing with unwanted communication, junk emails are often teeming with malware & more or less successful attempts at phishing. To guard us, humble email users, against all those threats, a multitude of solutions have been developed to send those nasty emails to a Junk folder or quarantine – where they belong. What a relief! That is, until you see YOUR email in a spam folder…
The problem is that no single anti-SPAM solution is perfect. It might turn out that your emails are going to the recipient’s junk folder, for example, right after you started adding a brand new email signature. Let’s explain why this might happen and what to do to prevent this.
While most people consider vCards as obsolete (or have no idea what they are) others use it on a daily basis in their email communication. So what exactly are those vCards? Why use QR-coded vCards in email signatures? And how to do that? Read on to find out.
In this article, you will find out how to automatically and globally add NMLS unique numbers to email signatures in Office 365. For this, you will need a subscription to CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 – a cloud-based service for central email signature management in Office 365.
For some people,
animated gifs are the essence of the Internet – before them, there was nothing
of interest. Gifs have opened our eyes to the magic of ultra-cute, animated
kittens, memes and epic fails, to mention a few. But apart from those highly
popular and reusable gifs, there is another type of gifs – simple animations
which in the business world could be deemed as professional.
How about pasting them into email signatures then? Thanks to our atavistic predator instinct, nothing grabs our attention as much as a moving objects next to a static background (that is, regular email content). Animated gifs seem like they are crafted for this purpose exactly. Be careful though, as the line between “attention-grabbing” and “extremely annoying” is finer than you might think.
Are you using Microsoft Teams? Advertised as “the hub for teamwork in Office 365”, in most cases it allows employees to communicate and collaborate with high efficiency. And there is more than one way to direct your co-workers to this channel, to make communication even more seamless. The secret is to use deep links.
Deep links can make both your email signatures and Teams even more useful. You don’t know what deep links are? I’ll be happy to explain.
Emoji have successfully invaded our communication. You are more likely to see conversations composed of emoji only than with no emoji at all. Social media are so overflowing with different variants of smiley faces and other small images that posts without them seem weird. It’s only natural that this lovely virus has spread to email communication, as well. This includes email signatures in particular. Read on if you want to learn how to add emoji to email signatures.
But first, let’s see how emoji fit into professional communication.
In this article, you will find a bunch of useful email signature tips and best practices to create a perfect modern business email signature. You will find out what elements should you include in your email signature, what elements is better to avoid, and how to get more from email signatures. There are also examples of free email signature templates you can use right away.
You might wonder how direct image links or direct URLs are related to email signatures. If you can use an embedded image, you do not have to worry about any links. However, linked images have some upsides (for example, they don’t increase the email size. What is more, there are situations in which linked images are the only available option. To add a linked image, you need a direct URL to it.
Email signature management – sounds a bit technical. Simply speaking, it is a perfect way to make sure every email sent outside the company is professionally branded and gets just the right promotional content. The problem is that corporate identity, marketing campaigns, promotional banners – those aspects are typically handled by the marketing team. At the same time, Office 365 management, by default, is an IT-handled task. Global email signatures fall into this category. How is this a problem? Normally, central email signature management means that either:
The IT department gains additional responsibilities. Not only can it overburden IT, but it also means that marketing needs to outsource their own projects, instead of doing them on their own.
Marketing needs to get additional permissions to the Office 365 tenant. This option might be even worse because it creates a considerable compliance risk. A wrong configuration of a mail-flow rule can cause problems with sending and receiving emails and force the admin to intervene in order to fix the mail flow.
That is why I would like to present a simple method to manage Office 365 signatures behind IT’s back. Don’t worry, although the title sounds a bit like a hacking tutorial, there is no nefarious activity included. In fact, it is a win-win situation for both the marketing and IT team. The solution is defining access rights to the Office 365 email signature tool. But before showing you how it should be done, I’ll first show you how the Office 365 signature management looks like when the problematic, native, approach is taken.