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How to automatically add email signatures to replies in Office 365?

When it comes to Office 365 email signatures, you may want to have different variants for different purposes. It is a common practice to create two signatures for the same sender – one with full contact details and graphics, and one with less details and less or no graphics. The first signature applies only when you send your first email. The next signature is added only when continuing a conversation within the same email thread. Such a setup keeps email threads readable, but with necessary contact details always at hand.

Surprising as it may be, the native Office 365 signatures defined via mail flow rules cannot help you here. Office 365 makes email signatures land at the bottom of an email thread and lets you only use the same email signature design for both new messages and replies. In this article, you will find out how to have such signatures added automatically in Office 365 by using a third-party email signature manager, CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.

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Microsoft Teams deep links in email signatures

Are you using Microsoft Teams? Advertised as “the hub for teamwork in Office 365”, in most cases it allows employees to communicate and collaborate with high efficiency. And there is more than one way to direct your co-workers to this channel, to make communication even more seamless. The secret is to use deep links.

Microsoft Teams deep links in email signatures

Deep links can make both your email signatures and Teams even more useful. You don’t know what deep links are? I’ll be happy to explain.

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How to set up or change email signature in Outlook on the Web (Office 365 and Exchange 2016)?

[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.

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Business email signatures – best practices

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.

An example of a well-balanced business email signature

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How to add video to your email signature

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 and will help you boost your company’s brand identity, while simultaneously promoting the video itself. Furthermore, it doesn’t cost a thing and can be measured with Google Analytics (learn how to track campaigns in email signatures). Unfortunately, you can’t embed a video directly in your email signature. But what you can do is insert a suitable image and use it as a thumbnail linking to the video. Remember that the video that you will use must be hosted somewhere online in order to get a URL.

Video Screen Example

How to add a video to your email signature

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How to track marketing campaigns in email signatures

Email signature marketing is one of the easiest and most inexpensive methods of promoting your brand and advertising your products online. But do you know how to measure its effectiveness seamlessly? The most efficient way is to use UTM parameters for your links in email signatures and see the results in Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about website traffic, traffic sources and conversions. tracking marketing campaigns in email signatures Continue reading

How to insert images into Office 365 email signatures?

[Update]: This post was updated on December 10, 2019.

Old versions of Office 365 OWA email signature editor didn’t have a built-in functionality like a button or easily accessible HTML source for adding images to email signatures. Luckily, it was very easy to overcome that limitation. Here is what you needed to do:

  1. Upload your image to a web location (I used the one located here).
  2. Open the web location, right-click the image and select Copy or any similar option in your browser (for example, Copy image in Firefox and Chrome, or Copy image to clipboard in Opera).

    Note:
    It’s important that you copy the image and not only its URL.
    Copying an image using Internet Explorer
  3. Open the Office 365 OWA email signature editor, navigate to the part where you want to insert the image and press Ctrl+V on your keyboard.OWA email signature editor
    With the new versions of Outlook on the web, you can just click the image icon in the signature editor to insert the image from your computer:
  4. If your signature looks as expected, click the Save button on the top of the settings window.
  5. Now, open a new message to verify your Office 365 email signature.
    New signature added automatically
    Note: When creating the email signature, you can enable the Automatically include my signature on new messages that I compose option to always automatically add signatures to new messages.
    Automatically include signature in new messages
    Or you can manually insert the signature using the Insert signature button in the message editor if you leave the above option unchecked.
    Insert signature from a new message
  6. Before you start sending out emails, make sure to test if your signature works correctly.

Hyperlink your signature image

To add a hyperlink to the image in your email signature, left-click on the image and when it is highlighted/selected, click the Insert hyperlink icon and provide a hyperlink URL.Hyperlink your signature image

Linked images

When you apply the above solution, what you effectively get is a so called ‘linked image’. The problem with linked images is that they tend to get blocked by popular email clients. Go to the Images in email signatures – linked or embedded? article to learn more about the pros and cons of using them.

To globally add email signatures for Office 365 users, you don’t have to learn how to manage Office 365 transport rules. CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 is an easy to use alternative. Benefits include:

  • easy email signature template design thanks to built-in WYSIWYG email signature template editor;
  • no HTML skills needed;
  • images and dynamic placeholders added with a few mouse-clicks;
  • users can see their signatures when writing emails;
  • non-IT staff can manage email signatures without access to Office 365 Admin Panel;
  • consistent email signatures on all email clients and mobile devices.

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