general how to tips & tricks

Adding An Email Signature in Gmail

In many of my Basic PC and LinkedIn classes we often talk about adding signatures to your emails. They can include your contact information or links to your online networks. They are simple to create and make a difference in making your email stand out from the rest. Here is a quick tutorial on how to add a new signature in Gmail.

Step 1. Click the Setting icon on your Gmail inbox page. Choose Settings from the drop down menu.

Step 2. Scroll down to the entry for Signature.

For users who do not have an email signature you will place the radio button next to the email address you wish to create a signature for.

Note: Gmail can check multiple email addresses and many users use it to check all of theirs in one location. For more on that see this post. 

Enter the text of your signature. Some examples would be your full name, telephone number, a link to your LinkedIn profile or in the case of my signature above a link to your profile.

Chose whether you wish to place your signature above the quoted text of a reply by checking the checkbox. If you leave this unchecked your signature will only be placed at the very bottom of the email trail.

Step 3. Choose Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.
Now each email you send or reply to will have your email signature at the bottom.