Last updated: February 16, 2017
Learning how to add a link to your Outlook signature can provide you with some additional marketing options when you send emails. Your current signature might already include information like your phone number or address, but including a hyperlink in your signature can let people visit your website, or social media profile, and find out more about you or company.
If you use Microsoft Outlook 2010 to manage an email account that corresponds with a lot of new people, then you want those people to be able to reach you in as many ways as possible. Traditionally this might have meant adding your phone number, fax number and address, but now many people might be easiest to reach through a website or social media profile. Fortunately you can incorporate this into Outlook, by adding a website link to your Outlook signature. This gives recipients of your email the ability to click the link in your email and automatically be redirected to the website of your choosing. If you add a Facebook link to your Outlook signature, for example, then your email recipients can click the link, add you as a friend, and choose to contact you that way instead.
How to Edit a Signature in Outlook 2010 to Include a Hyperlink
If you have only dabbled with customizing your signature in Outlook 2010, then you might not yet be aware exactly how useful a tool it can be. Outlook 2010 has a lot of signature editing options and you can essentially customize your signature in any way that you would want.
Begin by launching Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Click the New E-mail button in the ribbon at the top-left corner of the window.
Click the Signature drop-down button in the Include section of the ribbon, then click the Signatures option.
Click inside the signature body section at the bottom of the window, then type the anchor text for the link that you want to include in your signature. The anchor text is the word that is actually going to be hyperlinked. For example, if you were creating a Facebook link in your Outlook signature, you might type “Facebook” as your anchor text.
Use your mouse to select the anchor text that you just entered.
Click the Hyperlink button at the right side of the window.
Type the URL of the website address to which you want the signature link to point into the Address field at the bottom of the window. Click the OK button when you are done.
Click the OK button at the bottom of the Signatures and Stationery window to apply your changes, then close out of the Outlook message window that you opened previously. The next time you insert that signature into your Outlook message, the link will be shown with the rest of the signature text.
Summary – How to add a hyperlink to an Outlook 2010 signature
- Click the New Email button.
- Click the Signature button, then select the Signatures option.
- Click inside the field under Edit signature, then type the “anchor text” for your signature hyperlink.
- Select the text you just typed.
- Click the Hyperlink button.
- Type the address of the Web page for the hyperlink into the Address field, then click the OK button.
If you need to know how to create a signature so that you can include a hyperlink in it, then read our guide to creating an Outlook 2010 signature. Signatures can be a very helpful component in Outlook 2010, and it is important to have one if you often communicate with people that might be looking for additional methods to contact you.
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