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Why doesn't my email signature align with my email body text?

Have you created a new email signature design, only to install it in your email client and find that it doesn't line up with your email text? So have we and it sucks. Don't worry though as there's a simple explanation behind as to why it happens and how it can be fixed.

Why doesn't my email signature and body text align properly?

Every email client is different. Whether it be the UI (user interface), the way it handles or processes emails, or the installation method for your email signature, all email clients are different. What this also means is that each email client aligns your body text in different positioning. Some will pull it across to the far left, while others may indent your text slightly. The teams behind each email client do what the believe is best, but everyone has different measures and therefore you'll need to adjust your email signature in order to align with the email that you use.

How do I align my email signature properly?

So now you know why this is happening, but how do you actually fix it? Well if you're an Email Signature Rescue member then this is simple. When editing your email signature, you'll find a setting for this in your Design tab. If you find that your email signature is too far to the right, then change your left margin width to be a lower number, if it's too far to the left, increase the left margin width to a higher number.

If you're not an Email Signature Rescue member, then this change isn't as easy and will require you to change widths within your email signature code. How you would do this depends entirely on how your email signature is coded and should only be done if you have strong HTML knowledge.

How do I know what to change my left margin width to?

By default, the vast majority of email clients use no width so you should set the left margin width to 0.

If you come across an instance where the body text is indented, increase your left margin width to 8, then adjust further if required.

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