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Setting up Email Signatures

Written by Alun John

Alun founded Marketing Tom and delivers some of its courses.

January 22, 2004

In a previous article I mentioned how important email signatures were as a means of driving traffic to your website. In this article I will explain how to go about setting one up. Let’s take the following example:

Alun John
Internet Marketing Consultant
Marketing Tom
http://www.marketingtom.com
02920 0000000
alun@marketingtoom.com

Using Outlook Express this is the way that you go about it.

Step 1 – Select Tools > Options from the menu bar.
Step 2 – Click “Signatures”.
Step 3 – Make sure that you select “Add signatures to all outgoing messages” – within the “Signature settings” section. It is up to you whether you would like your signature to appear in “replies” and “forwards”:

signature_settings.gif

Step 4 – Click “New” (you can change the name from “Signature #1” by clicking “Rename”) – within “Signature” section:

signatures.gif

Step 5 – Type in the text that you would like to apear at the end of your email messages – in “Edit signature” section:

edit_signatures.gif

Step 6 – If you’re happy with this, click “Apply” and “OK”.
Note: when you create a message, the URL or email link will no be activated. This happens when the email is sent.

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