[Update]: This article was first published on September 7, 2015. It was updated to reflect the current UI of the program and the latest developments in Exchange Server.
While some people think that emoji are a must in everyday email communication, others see them as unprofessional and juvenile. Consequently, some companies want to get rid of emoticons to retain a more formal style. Unfortunately, Exchange Server does not provide sufficient tools to filter out or replace unwanted strings of characters. The only way through is to use a third-party solution.
CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro is a centrally managed tool that allows you to control email flow on on-premises Exchange. Its main service is deployed directly on the server’s communication pipeline and requires only a few touches from an administrator to be configured and start working. This feature-rich toolbox allows users to swiftly modify incoming and outgoing messages by simply setting up appropriate rules. Creating a rule to eliminate emoji from your Exchange email is a piece of cake.
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).
[Update]: This article was updated on May 25, 2020.
Have you ever wondered how to make your email signature more attractive? Here’s an idea – add a video! It is as easy and quick as adding a link to your social media page. It will help you boost your company’s brand identity, while simultaneously promoting the video itself. The best thing is that it can greatly increase traffic and it won’t cost you a dime! And don’t forget that you can measure how much traffic your video attracts with Google Analytics (learn how to track campaigns in email signatures).