This article was first published on September 8, 2016. It’s been updated as the steps to set up a signature have changed.
Outlook for iOS is a mobile email client which does its job well. 4.7 rating in App Store proves that users like Outlook for iOS quite a lot. Unfortunately, the default “Sent from Outlook for iOS” signature is almost as cringy as the “Sent from my iPhone” text. Read on to see how to change that “Sent from Outlook for iOS” strapline into a professional HTML email signature.
[Update]: This blog post was first published on July 7, 2016. It’s been updated to reflect the current steps required for a proper configuration in the Exchange admin center.
In this article, you can find out how to set up your own server-level automatic email signature or disclaimer in Office 365. Like most of today’s email signature solutions, it supports HTML content such as tables, images and font formatting, but in contrast to e.g. Google Workspace (G Suite), it also allows for automatic personalization of individual signatures. However, there is no option to e.g. insert the signature directly below the latest reply/forward, or preview it in the user’s mailbox.
[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 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:
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.
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.
Next, Copy your signature to the clipboard.
Start Apple Mail.
Then, go to Mail > Preferences > Signatures.
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.
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).
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 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.
If you have an Android mobile device that you use for sending business emails, you can create or update your Android email signature. This is especially important if it reads: “Sent from my Sony Xperia smartphone” or something equally generic. Obviously, this is not the signature you would want to use in business emails, but you may find it out of place in personal online conversations as well. So, depending on the email app you use on your Android device, follow the instructions below to create or change your email signature in the Gmail app or in the Android email app.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Have you ever tried to create a perfect email signature for your entire company? If so, you probably know that designing a good signature is sometimes far more complex than building a complete website. And this is because different email clients have their very own way of interpreting the HTML code you wrote, which makes the signature design be a far cry from what you expected. However, there are several rules that you can follow to achieve better results. Let’s get started.
To design your signature, you would need an HTML editor. The standard Windows Notepad is enough, but an editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion (like Notepad++ or Sublime Editor) will be a much better option.
Are you wondering about how your email signature for personal email should look like? Or maybe you have seen a great professional email signature and would like a similar one? Whatever the reason, in this article, I will present you a few tips which will help you create your own email signature for personal purposes.