How to add email signature in Outlook

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Writing emails can be very tiresome, especially if you do not know how to sign off. Sometimes, we worry that the writing in the email may sound too informal. On the other hand, some people do not wish to rewrite the same words to close an email each time they send one. Writing a personal email signature may help you with your worries. An email signature is a block of text unique to you that will be inserted into all emails that you send out. In this article, we will show you how to add an email signature in Outlook.

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Steps to follow

Method 1: Creating an email signature from the Outlook app

  1. On your laptop or computer, pull up the Outlook application and launch it.
  2. Open a new email message. You can do so by composing a new email.
  3. On the blue headings, select Message. This is the second option from the left or just before the lightbulb icon.
  4. Select the tool: Signature. Then select Signatures from the dropdown menu. These can be found in the middle of your outlook window or on the right of the window depending on the size of Outlook displayed on your screen.
  5. There should be an option to Select signature to edit. Click on that, then choose New. This will allow you to start setting up your email signature. Choose a name for the signature so that you can identify each signature you have created.
  6. In the dialogue box, pick a name for the signature.
  7. Choose the option to edit the signature. This will allow you to insert your full email signature. You can customize the email signature to suit your needs using font color, different fonts, and text arrangements.
  8. If you wish to add social media icons to the signature, you will need to download the image files on your computer first. This could be a picture of your actual signature. Try to save them as recognizable file names. Then, click on the image icon to locate your file and insert the image that you have downloaded. You can re-size the image to fit in your text alignment.
  9. On the top left of the pop-up window that you are working on, there are default signature settings. You can fill up the information there to match this signature to a singular email.
  10. If you want the email signature to appear in every email, change the settings under New messages and Replies/forwards.
  11. If you do not wish for it to be added automatically, ensure the options are left at (none).
  12. Click Ok to save the changes that you have placed. Check to see if the email signature has been added to your current message.
  13. When you want to add the signature, while writing the email, under the Signature option from step 4, you can choose to insert the signature that you have created from the dropdown list.

To find the option for adding signatures, you may also do so by going to the File option in the blue heading. Then, select the Mail tab. Scroll until you find the compose messages component. There, you will find the option to edit Signatures.

Method 2: Adding an email signature from

  1. Search for the website and log in using your username and password.
  2. There should be a cogs icon representing the Settings. Click on that and then select view all Outlook Settings. Select the Compose and reply option.
  3. Scroll and look for the email signature option. Choose that and start composing your new email signature.
  4. Save the email signature you have created using the Save button.
  5. To manually insert the signature, click on the three horizontal dots button and select Insert signature.
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