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How do I set a signature in Microsoft® Outlook℠ 2010

December 06, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to create an email signature and include it automatically in the emails you send in Microsoft® Outlook

Microsoft® Outlook℠ is a complex, yet popular, email client that is widely used mainly because it is a part of the Microsoft Office® suite. The article that focuses on setting up a Microsoft® Outlook℠ 2010 account describes how to set up an email address, as well as incoming and outgoing mail servers. This article provides additional information about the application, particularly how to create an email signature and include it automatically in the emails you send.


  1. Launch the Microsoft® Outlook℠ 2010 application.
  2. Switch to the “File” tab and choose the “Options” item.
  3. In the left pane, choose the “Mail” option. Find the section with the “Signatures…” button and click on it. It should be almost in the middle of the window.
  4. Switch to the “email signature” tab.
  5. Click on the “New” button. Enter name of the signature and click on the “OK” button.
  6. Switch to the “Edit signature” section and type the signature you desire into the text box.
  7. Click on the “OK” button to save and close your signature.
  8. Click on the “OK” button to save and close the Outlook℠ options.

Tips and Tricks:

  • In the signature settings window, find the “Choose default signature” option and set the account and types of emails for which the signature will be used.
  • You can format the signature in the text editor and use the change color, change font, or bold options, etc.


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