How to Set the Email Signature in Outlook 2013 & 2010

Put an email signature at the bottom of all of your email messages in Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2010.

  1. In Outlook, select “File >¬†“Options“.
    Outlook 2010 Options button
  2. Select “Mail” on the left, then click “Signatures…
    Outlook 2010 signature button
  3. Select “New“.
  4. Give the signature a name. Any type of name will do. Click “OK” when done.
  5. ¬†Under the “Choose default signature”area, select the “E-mail account” you wish to apply the signature to. Also select the name of the signature in the “New messages” and/or “Replies/forwards” fields as desired. In the “Edit signature” area, write the signature just as you would like it to appear in your messages.
    Outlook 2010 email signature screen
  6. Click “OK“, then “OK” again and you’re done. Your signature will automatically be added to the bottom of your email messages.


I set my signature, but it keeps changing. What’s going on?

If you’re using Outlook within a corporate environment, your IT department may be setting your signature for you. Their changes overwrite any changes you make. Talk to the folks in your IT department to see if there is a way around this policy.

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