No matter what professional you are – a marketer, a lawyer, a coach, a graphic designer or maybe a freelancer – you need an adequate email signature to use in every email you send to the outside world. Email signatures in business communication not only allow to pass relevant contact information to quickly communicate with you, but also carry a great potential to showcase your abilities, achievements, or certificates.
In this article, you will find some tips on how to design an email signature for professionals.
Perhaps you already know what works for you when it comes to email signatures in your company. But do you know what will definitely NOT work, while you are persistently trying to achieve it? This article will give you some insight into the Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 limitations related to email signature management in your organization.
Note: For the purpose of this article, I assume that your company uses Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 or 2016 that controls internal and external email flow. The second assumption is that you create an email signature directly on the server side (not within an email client e.g. Microsoft Outlook).
Black Friday is almost there. This year’s most awaited shopping spree before Christmas is happening on November 25. As there is still some time left, now it is a great chance to let your potential customers know about your offer and discounts. One of the most convenient ways to do so is by automatically adding marketing banners to every email sent outside of your organization.
Note: CodeTwo Exchange Rules is the best option for your company if you use the Exchange Server as your email platform. However, if you are using Office 365 to send and receive your emails, choose CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
Multiple email signatures in Outlook seem to be a very useful invention. Why? Firstly, you may need them when sending emails from different email accounts in Outlook. This is a quite common practice when working for more than just one company. Secondly, you may need to respond to some emails as a member of a certain business team or on behalf of that team – it’s not hard to guess that you would need to use different email signatures depending on the recipients. Finally, you may opt to use different signature for internal and external emails – a simple one (for internal messages – it may just include first name, last name, title and phone fields) and an extended one (for external emails – it will contain all contact details, images, logos, etc.).
Let’s then find out how to create multiple email signatures in Microsoft Outlook!
[Update]: This article was updated on July 18, 2019.
Back in the day, when Exchange 2016 was released, OWA was replaced with a brand new and shiny Outlook on the Web. A few years later, Outlook on the Web is still called OWA by most people, but at the same time, the NEW Outlook on the Web, available as optional for some time, becomes the default experience for Office 365 users.
If you haven’t had a chance to set up a new email signature in either of Outlooks on the Web yet, just follow the steps below to learn more. Mind that in the new Outlook on the Web, the path to the email signature settings has changed.
[Update]: This article was updated on October 29, 2019.
By default, Gmail (or Google Mail) allows for applying only one signature to your new email messages or replies. Although this solution seems to be sufficient when private correspondence is taken into account, it is not necessarily a desirable scenario in case of business communication.
If you have already had a chance to work with Microsoft Outlook, you perhaps noticed that it offers a convenient option of using multiple signatures that can be selected depending on a situation. In this article, you will find out how to achieve a similar effect in Gmail. The tricky part of the setting is that you need to activate a Gmail extension called Templates. This feature evolved from Canned Responses, which later became “Canned Responses (Templates)”. How are canned responses different from templates? Apart from the the cooler name, templates are pretty much the same.
As soon as this advanced feature is active, you will be able to create and save as many new signatures as you need.
These days a good-looking email signature seems to be an essential part of any business. More and more companies want to create a professional-looking signature as they know that it can tell the recipient a lot about the organization depending just on the way it is presented.