Sunday, June 29, 2014

Adding Images To The Windows Live Mail Signature

Did you recently come across an e-mail with an image signature? You can have one too! To add an image signature to all your outbound e-mail you can either contact your Windows Live support, or follow these instructions to do it yourself.

  •  Start by composing a new e-mail. If you are using Outlook Express or Windows Mail make sure rich-text format is selected.
  • Design your signature in the empty message column, writing the text to be displayed and editing it by making use of the rich-text compatible formatting tools. You can change the font face, size, color and alignment.
  • Assign space to insert the animation or image of your choice. You can even add a website link to the image if you wish to. Click to bring the pointer to that space.
  • Click on the Insert tab and then click on Single photo. It is preferable to edit your image to the required size before you insert it. The most suitable extensions when selecting an image are jpg, png or gif.
  • If you want to add a website link to the image, click on the image and then press Ctrl+K. A pop-up dialog box will appear on the screen. Copy and Paste or type the full URL into the box and then press Enter to embed the link to the image.
  • Press F12 to save the file as an HTML file. Navigate to a location to save this file in, and type in a relevant file name.
  • Before you proceed any further, you need to copy the file location of the image you want to upload to your clipboard.
  • Next, you need to open the file you just created, using a Notepad or an HTML editor. Browse to the file in your file browser and right-click it. Select Open with, and choose your preferred Notepad application from the list.
  • Even if you do not know HTML and the file looks like complete gibberish to you, look through the file and locate src=”Some_gibberish”. Select the value inside the quotes and press Delete. Since the file location is already in your clipboard, paste this value instead. Make sure the file location of the image lies inside double-quotes. Press Ctrl+S to save this file and then close it.
  • Open Windows Live Mail and click on Ctrl+Shift+O to open the Options menu. Click on the Signatures tab, click New, and then File in succession. Browse to the file location of your HTML file and press Enter.
If you have any queries, or are facing problems creating the image signature, feel free to contact our Windows Live support!

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