How to Make an Email Signature for Hotmail


An email signature is a great way to automatically include all the important contact information you want to send at the end of every email. With a few clicks you can set up an email signature in Hotmail. Your effort will be made up many times over.

  • Log on to Hotmail and click on "Options" in the top right-hand corner of the Hotmail window.

  • Find the "Customize Your Mail" menu. From the menu, click on "Personal Email Signature." A signature window will open.

  • Type in the text of your signature into the text box. Put in your name, email address, phone number, professional title and any other important information. Some people like to include a favorite quote or joke at the end of their signature.

  • Use the icons above the text box to change the font, font size, alignment of the text or add emoticons. Click the "Globe" icon to insert a hyperlink to a web page into your Hotmail signature.

  • Click the "Save" button when you're through editing your signature.

  • Create a new Hotmail email message to check your signature. Your signature should appear automatically every time you open a new message.

  • Go to the Coolsig website to find quotes, jokes and greetings to add to the end of your signature. Find several you like and switch them from time to time to give your email contacts something new to look at.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider adding the standard email signature delimiter to your Hotmail signature. This is the standard way to separate the body of your email from your signature. The standard email signature delimiter is two dashes on the line before your signature (--).

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