How to setup an email signature in Windows Live Mail
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 Windows Live Mail.
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Before you start
Before you start:
- Make sure your HTML email signature file is downloaded and saved on your PC. It should be stored in a location which is easily accessible and will not be deleted.
- Open Windows Live Mail.
Which installation option should I choose?
Signature Installer App
If you have a signature key then you will want to install your email signature via our installer app. The installation is simple and means you won't have to manually install the signature yourself.
The bonus of using the signature installer app is that it features auto-update functionality and will automatically update your signature in your email client whenever changes are made to it via Email Signature Rescue, preventing the need to re-install.
*Please note that our Signature Installer App is still in beta so we are working on improving it. If you experience any issues, please provide us with detailed feedback via this form.
If you have a HTML signature file then you can follow the Step-by-Step Guide to easily install your signature in just moments.
If you run into any issues during your HTML email signature installation in Windows Live Mail, please see the Troubleshooting FAQ for frequently asked questions, before contacting support through your member account.
Install: Signature Installer App
Signature installer not working?
Our signature installer app is still in beta and therefore you may experience some bugs. If you do experience any issues, please install your email signature via our Basic or Advanced Guide instead.
You can report an issue with our Windows Installer App here.
Install: Step-by-Step Guide
1 Step One
Download or save your HTML email signature file to your computer, then open Windows Live Mail.
2 Step Two
Click on the Menu icon at the top left of the email client and select Options > Mail.
3 Step Three
From the Options box, click on the Signature tab to the far right.
4 Step Four
On the Signatures tab, check the top checkbox that says Add signatures to all outgoing messages, then click the New button below to create a new signature. Enter a name and hit OK.
5 Step Five
From the Edit Signature section below, check the File radio button then press the Browse... button to navigate to your saved signature file.
6 Step Six
A window will open up to locate your saved signature file. At the bottom right of the window, change the file type so it's searching for a .html file, then locate your saved file and select it.
IMPORTANT: While you are browsing for your file, please make sure that you can open .html/.htm files by selecting this option from the dropdown box, otherwise you will not be able to see your html file when browsing.
Congratulations! Your email signature is now installed and ready to use!
If you have tried our Step-by-Step Guide for installing your signature into Windows Live Mail and you run into any issues, please read through this troubleshooting guide before contacting Support for further help.
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.
Need more help?
Please contact our Member Support Team through your Email Signature Rescue account using the red help button for direct assistance.
Troubleshooting: Where do I find my email signature HTML file
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 save the file to your PC.
Troubleshooting: I don't have an email signature HTML file
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