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How to set up an HTML email signature in Apple Mail

UPDATE: This article was updated on September 13, 2021.

Creating and adding your email signature to Apple Mail (or Mac Mail, whichever name you like more) should be as easy as possible. Is it, though? If you’ve ever had any problem with setting up your email signature in Apple Mail, this guide is for you. I’ll show you how to create an email signature with a free email signature generator and how to add it to the Apple’s native email client.

How to add signature to Apple Mail

How to add an HTML email signature in Apple Mail – the easy way

UPDATE: We’ve updated our free email signature generator with a dedicated option for Apple Mail. There’s no longer any need to browse through the file system or paste HTML code directly into text files. You’re welcome.

To set up a professional email signature in Apple Mail, follow this short instruction:

  1. Before you begin, a word of warning. If possible, don’t use the email signature generator with the Safari browser. I don’t want to point fingers, but this browser has the tendency of adding unnecessary formatting to signatures. So, unless you want to give a slight Picasso vibe with an abstract signature formatting, use another browser, or proceed at your own risk.
  2. Go to the signature generator, choose Apple Mail and follow the intuitive interface to create your own email signature. When in doubt, you can always refer to the user’s manual. When the email signature preview on the right looks great, click Apply your signature.
Apple Mail HTML signature generator
  1. Next, Copy your signature to the clipboard.
Copy Apple Mail HTML signature
  1. Start Apple Mail.
Open Mail App
  1. Then, go to Mail > Preferences > Signatures.
Mail App Preferences
  1. Before you proceed with anything else, switch from All signatures to your email account (1), add a new email signature with the + button (2) and uncheck the Always match my default message font option (3). If you don’t do it, the signature probably won’t turn out right. Next, paste the signature you have copied earlier (4) and (optionally) select it as the default one (5). Note that the signature won’t look right in the Apple Mail’s editor at this point – don’t worry about that.
Apple Mail Signatures Settings
  1. When you compose a new email, the signature should be there with all the formatting and images displayed correctly (even if they were missing in the signature editor).
Apple Mail signature standard mode

That wasn’t so hard, was it?

Now you have a professional email signature in your Apple Mail client. But what if you want everyone in your company to get a similar signature? You could rinse and repeat the whole procedure for everyone, but it might take you ages to complete such a task. Especially, if some users use more than one email client. That’s why I saved the best method for last.


Organization-wide email signature management (the easiest way)

If your company uses Microsoft 365 or Exchange Server as the email platform, you can manage email signatures for everyone, the smart way. No matter what email clients are used, no matter how many users there are, you can deploy signatures to everyone in a matter of minutes. Whether it’s Apple Mail, Outlook for iOS, or any other client used on any other device, email signature management tools let you provide instant updates to the signatures in your company.

  • CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 – the #1 email signature solution for Microsoft 365 tenants. With this flexible web-based email signature service, you can manage your Microsoft 365 signatures easily from any device. It can be integrated with web analytics tools, CSAT survey tools and meeting scheduling solutions, and it is the first among competition to use the newest technologies to help you manage your branding effectively.
  • CodeTwo Exchange Rules – the best signature solution if you use Exchange Server. It lets you change a simple email signature into an effective marketing channel.
    And if you want to do much more than just manage email signatures, it includes a Pro variant which gives you full control over your mail flow.

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How I gained 100 visits a day just by applying unified email signatures

The amount of traffic you get on your website directly influences how much money your company gets. Even when your site excels at SEO, with high-quality content, a well-built structure, and relevant metadata, you still might need just a little push to make your customer base grow. There is one simple way to gain a lot of visits without much effort. Would you like to increase the number of people who reach your website by additional 100 per day?

How to gain 100 visits a day

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Email signature for a software developer – design a perfect one

In the modern world, being a software developer is prestigious. You know it. So whether you maintain work connections, or just contact someone on a more casual basis, remember – there is no shame in showing off. I will show you just how to create a perfect email signature for a software developer.

Email signature for a software developer

Why focus on email signatures? Emails are the base for professional communication. Email signatures are necessary. They provide contact info and check how professional you are. Yes, people will judge your professionalism and skill, basing on your email signature. You may say it has nothing to do with your abilities, but in fact, it is an exam of your attention to detail. What is more, people have learned to expect a professional email signature as it shows you care and respect your recipients.

Email signature for a software developer

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Email signature for business owner – design your pro email signature

Email signature for business owner - design your pro email signature

If you are a business owner, you probably know that in order to become successful, you often have to play more than just one role. This is especially true for small or new companies: a good business owner must be partly a marketer, partly a salesman and more. Because of that, a good, professional email signature for business owner must include many elements. This way, owners will be able to make the best use of every business opportunity. In this article, I will present how to design a professional email signature for business owner, along with some examples.

Remember, there is no single email signature design that will guarantee the success. However, there are several guidelines which will boost your chances of creating a unique, interesting email signature. Such a signature will become your personal business card, inviting its viewers to click every link included in it. Here are some tips you should follow:

Grab the attention

Grabbing the attention is one of the most crucial, and at the same time, the most difficult properties of an email signature. If the recipient of your message is not interested by your design, they will be unlikely to click any links you may provide, or even remember the name of your company. It is also very easy to overdo it. In this case, instead of awakening curiosity, the signature will leave a feeling of distaste. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on this aspect first, as it determines the final formatting of the email signature.

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How to create an HTML email signature in Outlook for iOS

This article was updated on March 13, 2020

Outlook for iOS is a mobile email client which does its job well. 4.6 rating in App Store proves that users like Outlook for iOS quite a lot. Unfortunately, the default “Get Outlook for iOS” signature is almost as cringy as the “Sent from my iPhone” text. Read on to see how to change that “Get Outlook for iOS” strapline into a professional HTML email signature.

How to set up email signature in Outlook for iOS

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