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    Unable to add a signature into Outlook Express 6 from a file saved on Windows XP

    I have installed Outlook Express 6 into my PC running on Windows XP recently and I used to send mails through it without any problems. I can also add e-mail signature through Outlook Express by going into Tools> Options> Signature and typing in a plain text. But when I choose a file with logo and color for signature, the system refuses to add it. What should I do to fix up this issue?



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    Re: Unable to add a signature into Outlook Express 6 from a file saved on Windows XP

    It seems that you are trying to add a HTML signature to Outlook Express in your system. Before creating such a signature, keep it in mind that the HTML Signatures should not be than 4KB size. The first step required is to create HTML signature is to launch Outlook Express and open a message window. You can then insert the needed graphics and text into it and create the signature. Once you finish this, make a single click on the ‘Source’ tab available on the message screen. Highlight the HTML code displayed on the screen afterwards and copy it. After that, you need to paste it on Notepad and save it as an html file. Go to File->Save As for that and type in the file name to the ‘File Name’ field with an extension .html. Then, navigate into Tools> Options> Signature and browse this saved file. Once you click on the file, press the ‘Apply’ button for setting it as an e-mail signature.

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    Re: Unable to add a signature into Outlook Express 6 from a file saved on Windows XP

    Instructions

    • Creating a Plain Text Custom Signature

      • 1Launch Outlook Express. Click the "Tools" drop-down menu, and then select "Options".


      • 2Select the "Signatures" tab and click "New".


      • 3Click the "Rename" button. Type a name that you can use to help remember the signature. This is useful if, for example, you access both your work and home email accounts from the same computer. (If you know that you will not require more than one signature, you can skip this step.)


      • 4Select the "Text" radio button, and type the information that you want to appear in your signature. If you want your signature to include multiple lines of text, press "Enter" between each line. Items that you may want to put into your signature include your name, company name, email address, postal address and phone number.


      • 5Place a check in the "Add signatures to all outgoing messages" box to have Outlook Express attach the signature to every message that you send.


      • 6Place a check in the "Don't add signatures to Replies and Forwards" box to have Outlook Express attach the signature only to new messages that you create as well as omit the signature from your replies and forwards.


      • 7Click "OK" to begin using your signature.

      Customizing your Outlook Express Signature

      • 8Create a new message in Outlook Express by clicking the "Create Mail" button.


      • 9Type the signature that you would like to use anywhere in the body of the message, using Step 4 in Section 1 as a guideline.


      • 10Use the mouse pointer to highlight all or part of the text that you have typed. Click the "B" button to change the text to bold, the "I" button to change it to italic, the "U" button to underline it or the "A" button to change the color. Use the drop-down menus on the left side of the email to change the font and text size.


      • 11Click the "File" drop-down menu, then click "Save As" when you are satisfied with your signature's appearance.


      • 12Navigate to a folder on your computer where you are unlikely to delete your signature file by mistake. Type a name such as "My Custom Signature". Use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window to select "HTML files" and click "Save".


      • 13Click the "Tools" drop-down menu, and then select "Options". Select the "Signatures" tab. Choose "File" and click the "Browse" button.


      • 14Navigate to the location of your signature file that you saved in Step 5 and double-click it.


      • 15Enable your signature file for outgoing messages as mentioned in Steps 5 through 7 in Section 1.




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    Re: Unable to add a signature into Outlook Express 6 from a file saved on Windows XP

    Dear Friend..

    Unable to add a signature into outlook express 6 from a file saved on windows Xp :

    HTML files should not be more than 4KB .

    click on source tab and copy HTML .

    paste it in note pad and save as HTML file .

    click on save as and name it as .HTML

    Go to Tools > option > Signature and browse the saved file .

    press apply and set it as email signature.

    Thank you..

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