Category Archives: Outlook.com

Animated gifs in email signatures

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.

Animated gifs in email signatures
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How to set a personal signature in Outlook.com

It turns out that setting a personal email signature in the Outlook.com web panel isn’t the same as setting it in Office 365 OWA. Don’t panic though – it’s still pretty easy:

1. Log in to your Outlook.com account, click the small gear icon in the upper-right corner, next to your username and select More mail settings (Fig. 1).

Gear icon and More mail settings option
Fig. 1. Gear icon and More mail settings option.

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