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    How to setup an email signature in Google Inbox

    Install your HTML email signature in no time! Use our signature installer or follow our step-by-step guides to install your email signature in Google Inbox.

    It's never been easier to create a new email signature for Google Inbox. Check out our beautiful email signature templates and easy to manage email signature software, that makes creating email signatures for Google Inbox a breeze.

    Works with Google Inbox on Web, iOS and Android.

    Before you start

    Before you start

    You will need:

    • To be logged in to your Google Inbox webmail account.
    • Your email signature file (.html file) open in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, or be logged into your Email Signature Rescue account in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with your email signature open in Full Screen Preview.
    • OR

    • Your email signature key.
    • Our web extension signature installer installed in your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser.

    Next Step

    When you have completed the above steps, click on Get Started: Installation Guide below to follow our written installation guide with screenshots (recommended). There may be a Video Installation Guide available if you prefer.

    There is a character limit on Gmail signatures of around 10,000 characters. If you receive a message saying your email signature is too long when you try to paste it into Gmail, you will need to follow our Install: Web Browser Extension instructions instead. You can read our Email signature too long - Gmail signature character limit section for more information on how to work around this.

    If you run into any issues during your HTML email signature installation in Gmail webmail, please see the Troubleshooting FAQ for frequently asked questions, before contacting support through your member account.

    Install: Step-by-Step Guide

    Install: Step-by-Step Guide

    IMPORTANT: If you receive an error message saying "Your signature is too long" then you will need to use our web extension instead. Select the Install: Web Browser Extension *NEW* instructions below and follow those steps.

    1
    Step One

    Login to your Email Signature Rescue account and click edit on the email signature you are setting up. Once you are in edit mode, click on the full screen preview button to open your email signature in a full screen view.

    click full screen preview

    If you don't have an account, open your supplied HTML file in your web browser, like Chrome of Firefox.


    2
    Step Two

    Once the Email Signature is open in your web browser, press CTRL + A (Command + A for Mac) to highlight the signature, then press CTRL + C (Command + C for Mac) to copy the signature. ctrl a to select all

    Important: Do not use your mouse to select the area, only use Ctrl + A (or Command + A) as you may miss out on grabbing some of the code.


    3
    Step Three

    Login to your Google Inbox Account.

    gmail settings


    4
    Step Four

    Once logged in, click on the menu icon in the top left hand corner, next "Inbox" to open the left side menu.

    open menu google inbox


    5
    Step Five

    Now scroll to the bottom of the left side menu, until you see Settings. Click on Settings.

    google inbox menu settings


    6
    Step Six

    Once settings is opened, click on Signature to open the signature settings.

    google inbox signature settings


    7
    Step Seven

    Turn on the signature and then click into the box that says "Type your signature". When your cursor is inside this box, press Ctrl + V (Windows) or Command + V (Mac) to paste your email signature. Press "Done" when you are finished.

    paste google inbox email signature


    All Finished!

    That's it. Try your email signature now by composing an email to yourself or a friend!

    NOTE: Your email signature will not show in the compose box but will be applied when you hit send. The only way you can see your email signature is in your sent messages, after you have sent your email.

    google inbox email signature compose

    Install: Web Browser Extension *NEW* - Step-by-Step Guide

    Install: Web Browser Extension *NEW* - Step-by-Step Guide

    1
    Step One

    Login to your Email Signature Rescue account and from your dashboard click on Key next to your email signature. Copy the key code.

    copy key from email signature rescue account

    If you don't have an account, you should have had your email signature key emailed to you. Copy the key from your email instead.

    copy key from email


    2
    Step Two

    Open your Email Signature Rescue web extension by clicking the icon at the top right of your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox toolbar.

    Once the web extension is open, select Google Inbox from the dropdown list.

    select your mail client from the list

    Don't have the web extension?

    For Chrome Browser users, get our free Email Signature Rescue Extension at the Official Chrome Webstore.

    For Firefox Browser users, get our free Verified Email Signature Rescue Extension by clicking below.


    3
    Step Three

    Paste your copied Signature Key into the box to the right and click Save Key.

    paste key into web extension


    4
    Step Four

    Click the Preview Signature button to ensure that your email signature is installed correctly.

    gmail settings


    5
    Step Five

    Click Force Update to ensure that the email signature gets pushed to your web browser.

    click force update to push changes


    6
    Step Six

    Now that your signature has been installed, log in to your Google Inbox account and press the compose button. You will see your email signature is automatically inserted into your email.

    login to your google inbox account and compose a new email


    All Finished!

    That's it! Try your email signature now by composing an email in Google Inbox and emailing it to yourself, a friend or colleague.

    Troubleshooting: FAQ

    Troubleshooting: FAQ

    If you have tried our Step-by-Step Instructions or Browser Extension instructions for installing your email signature in Google Inbox and you run into any issues, please read through this troubleshooting guide before contacting Support for further help.


    I get an error saying my email signature is too long.

    Gmail and Google Inbox have a character limit on email signatures. If your email signature is over 10,000 characters, it won't save if you directly paste it into Google Inbox's signature settings. You will need to follow the instructions for using our free web browser extension instead. See our "Before You Start" section.


    If I use the browser extension, will my email signature work with the Google Inbox iPhone/iPad app?

    No. The way the browser extension works is that it injects the HTML from your email signature directly into the browser page, it does not save it to Google Inbox's settings. In order for your email signature to work in both the desktop and iPhone/iPad app versions of Google Inbox, you will need to reduce your email signature to approximately 10,000 characters and install it directly into Google Inbox's signature settings.

    If you're a member of Email Signature Rescue, there is a "Count Characters" button located in the red side menu, while editing your signature. Use this button while creating your signature to count the characters. If you have any issues creating an email signature that will fit into Google Inbox's settings, please contact Support through your member account and we can assist you.


    My email signature doesn't look right when I paste it

    More than likely, you have used your mouse to highlight the html email signature file in the browser. Don't use your mouse, only use Ctrl + A (hold the Ctrl button and press A at the same time) to select all of your email signature. If you use your mouse, you may miss out on some of the vital code needed to make your signature work correctly.


    I've installed my email signature but it isn't showing when I compose a new email

    Google Inbox doesn't display your email signature in composition mode. When you hit send, your email signature will be added to the end of your email and sent. You can check this in your Sent box.


    Still experiencing issues?

    Find more answers to Google Inbox signature installation questions here.

    If you're a member of Email Signature Rescue, you can submit a support ticket to our friendly support team through your member account by pressing the red help button. If you're not a member and need help creating or installing your HTML email signature, consider joining Email Signature Rescue for assistance.

    Troubleshooting: Where do I find my email signature HTML file or key?

    Troubleshooting: Where do I find my email signature HTML file or key?

    Finding your email signature HTML file

    • If you are an Email Signature Rescue member and are logged into your account, you can download your HTML file directly from your Dashboard, by clicking on the Download button.
    • If you have been emailed your HTML file, go to the email and open the file in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
    • If you have your HTML file saved on your computer hard drive, navigate to where you have saved the HTML file and open with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

    Finding your email signature key

    • If you are an Email Signature Rescue member and are logged into your account, you can get your key directly from your Dashboard, by clicking on the Key button.
    • If you don't have access to your account, you will need to ask your account admin to email your key to you.

    Troubleshooting: I don't have an email signature HTML file or key

    Troubleshooting: I don't have an email signature HTML file or key

    If you don't have an email signature HTML file, consider joining Email Signature Rescue now and get creating! We offer over 20 professionally designed and tested email signature templates, tools and features to create and manage your email signatures online and a whole lot more.

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    If you are using the web extension but aren't an Email Signature Rescue member and want to install your email signature, you can copy the HTML code from your file, select Advanced Settings > Enter Custom HTML Code instead of using a key.

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