Hotmail recently changed their layout, so this article is now outdated. You can read this article to learn how to create or edit a signature in the new version of Hotmail.
Have you ever wondered what the information is that is displayed at the bottom of the email messages that you receive from friends, family or colleagues? It often consists of their name, phone number, address and job title, or might even contain a disclaimer about the message being intended only for you, the recipient. They do not type this message every time that they create a message, but rather use a utility in their mail program called a signature. Any email program that features a signature option will allow you to customize it in a number of different ways. You might think that this is a feature that would only be included in mail programs like Microsoft Outlook, but you can also learn how to edit your signature in Hotmail.
How to Edit My Signature in Hotmail
Hotmail has been increasingly updating their application to the point that it is among the industry leaders for free, Web-based email providers. In addition, the ability to use your SkyDrive account to send large email files is an exciting feature that will have a lot of potential as people continue to need to send one another very large files.
But to learn how to edit your signature in Hotmail, you can begin by logging into your Hotmail account at www.hotmail.com. Type your Hotmail address and password into the fields at the right side of the window, then click the Log In button.
Click the Options link at the center of the window, then click Hotmail at the left side of the window.
Click the Message font and signature link under the Writing email section of the window.
Make any changes to your message font in the section at the top of the window, select the font for your signature in the bottom section of the window, then type your signature into the open field under the font options under Personal signature. Note that there are some additional options in the toolbar above the Personal signature field, such as an option to add a hyperlink, or the option to edit your signature in HTML.
Click the Save button at the bottom of the window when you have finished customizing your signature.
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