How to setup an email signature in Outlook.com
When you have finished customizing your email signature, Email Signature Rescue provides the HTML code for you to set up your email signature in Outlook.com, following our simple instructions below.
Create and customize your email signature using Email Signature Rescue. Once you have finished creating your Email Signature, simply follow the steps below to have it set-up in Outlook.com on Windows or Mac within minutes.
Before you start
You will need:
- To be logged into your Outlook.com webmail account.
- To have access to your .html email signature file or be logged into your Email Signature Rescue account on your device.
Where do I find my email signature HTML file?
- If you are an Email Signature Rescue member and are logged into your account, you can open your HTML file directly from your Dashboard, by clicking on the Full Screen Preview button.
- If you have been emailed your HTML file, go to the email and open the file in your web browser.
- If you have your HTML file saved on your desktop, navigate to where you have saved the HTML file and open with your browser app.
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Outlook.com - Recommended Instructions1Step One
Sign in to your Outlook.com mail account.2Step Two
On the top right of your screen, click the Cog icon then select Options.3Step Three
To the left side of your Options screen you will see a list of settings. Under the Mail category you will see a sub heading called Layout, open this and select Email signature.4Step Four
Now that you're on your Email Signature Settings, you'll want to open your email signature. If you've had your email signature emailed to you, then go ahead and open it in your web browser. If you haven't, and have access to your Email Signature Rescue account then you can login to your account and select Full Screen Preview from your dashboard.
Now that you've opened your email signature, you'll want to hightlight it and copy it. Press Ctrl + A (Command + A for Mac) to select all, then Ctrl + C (Command + C for Mac) to copy.5Step Five
Switch back to Outlook.com, click inside your signature window and press Ctrl + V (Command + V for Mac) to paste your email signature. Tick the two options above, then click the Save button.6Step Six
Now that your signature has been pasted into your settings and is displaying correctly all you have to do is start emailing! Compose a new email and you will see your email signature inserted each time you send an email from that account.
Congratulations, you have successfully setup your email signature to work with Outlook.com!
Outlook.com - Web Extension Installation Instructions
For Chrome Browser users, get our free Email Signature Rescue Extension at the Official Chrome Webstore.
For Firefox Browser users, get our free Email Signature Rescue Extension at the Official Firefox Addon Store.
For Internet Explorer or Safari Browser users, get our free Email Signature Rescue Extension by clicking the Install Email Signature Rescue button below.
Begin the web extension installation process by following the below steps.1Step One
Login to your account with your signature dashboard open. Select the "Grab Code" button on the signature you wish to install.2Step Two
Highlight all of the code and copy it.3Step Three
Open the Email Signature Rescue Web Extension. Paste your HTML Signature Code, and press "Save HTML". Your signature will then preview below.4Step Four
Compose a new email or reply and your signature will automatically be inserted.
Congratulations! Your email signature is now installed using our Web Extension.
If you have tried our Recommended Written Instructions or Video Instructions for installing your signature in Outlook.com and you run into any issues, please read through this troubleshooting guide before contacting Support for further help.
I'm getting an Email Signature is too long error message
The character restriction has been removed by Outlook currently, however they may add it back in the future. If you are experiencing this issue we recommend that you install our Email Signature Rescue web extension instructions instead which will allow you to bypass Outlook.com's settings. Select the Web Extension Installation from the menu on the left hand side above.
I am composing an email and I can't click on any links or social media icons
In compose mode, most email programs won't allow you to use the links in your email signature. Check to see if your email signature has been installed correctly by sending a test email to yourself instead. The links and social media icons should work when you receive the email.
Still experiencing issues?
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