Email Signature 2013

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In their Office 2013 suite, Microsoft has made the process of adding an HTML signature more complicated than it used to be. Thankfully, there’s always a workaround. If you use Outlook’s normal signature creating process, you will have all of your images passed through as attachments, even if they are remote images.

Before you begin installing the signature, you will need to see the hidden files and file extensions.

  • Go to your File Explorer (Windows key + E)
  • Select your hard drive (C:/ for most users)
  • Click on the Organize drop-down box
  • Click on the Folder and Search options tab
  • In the folder options, select the View tab, and make sure Show hidden files is selected, and uncheck Hid extensions for known file types

Now that this is done, we can get working on installing your signature.

  • Open File Explorer (Windows Key + E)
  • Go to Your Username/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Signatures/<.li>
  • Paste your .HTML signature in the Signatures file.
  • Rename the file by changing the extension from .HTML to .HTM
  • Open Outlook 2013 and go to FILE
  • Go to Options
  • Click on the Mail Tab and then on the Signatures button
  • You should see your signature in the list of Select signatures to edit box. The name of your signature will be your file’s name. Also, in the Edit signature box, your signature may not display properly. Do not worry, this is perfectly normal. Do not make any alterations. Make sure that you choose your signature in the New Message and Replies/Forwards
  • CONGRATULATIONS! Your signature is now installed!