How to Add a Signature in Outlook.Com

Outlook.com email signature.

Microsoft has several email products. One of the most popular ones is the free version called Outlook.com. However, the feature set is different than its paid counterpart like Microsoft 365. One difference deals with creating an email signature. Most of the functionality exists with a few exceptions.

How to Add HTML Signature to Outlook

2 column HTML signature displayed in web browser.

Email signatures can be a great marketing tool. However, I often run into people and business owners who struggle with trying to get their HTML versions into Microsoft Outlook. The process to add the code to emails is a bit different. Included are two ways you can add them.

Microsoft Outlook Quick Access Toolbar

For the most part, I like software updates and the new features they bring. The problem is when companies change the location of existing features. This was the case when a reader asked me, “where is the message options command in Outlook?” It is now buried, but you can bring it and other commands to the forefront by using the Outlook Quick Access toolbar.

Customize Outlook Task Views

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by your tasks in Outlook? Maybe you have difficulty finding the task that matches a particular project or category in the long list. Would you like to change how your tasks are displayed and sorted in Outlook to match your needs and work style? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to customize your Outlook Tasks View.

When Microsoft Outlook Links Fail to Open

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Sometimes you don’t realize how much you appreciate a feature until it breaks like Outlook hyperlinks. It’s frustrating because you know they worked before. In this tutorial, I’ll explain some reasons why your Outlook hyperlinks are not working and possible solutions. Incidentally, the problem may show in other Microsoft Office programs.

Merge Microsoft Outlook Calendars

Two Outlook calendars overlayed with details.

Microsoft Outlook has some useful calendaring features for people with several calendars. One feature allows you to view calendars side-by-side. There are also times when I need to overlay or even merge multiple Outlook calendars.

Use Outlook to Log Phone Calls

Outlook Journal call notes.

Do you ever wish that you had a good record of the times when you talked to a company? Maybe you needed to make notes about a support call to your PC manufacturer or a call to your insurance company. Regardless of whom you’re calling, Outlook’s Journal can help you keep good records and even dial the number in some cases.

Outlook Quick Parts Let You Reuse Text & Images

Pop-up dialog to identify new Quick Part.

If you encounter email requests where the answers could share common elements, then you’re a great candidate for Outlook Quick Parts. It’s a feature of Microsoft Office that allows you to build mini templates. You can then insert these blocks into Microsoft Outlook emails, tasks, and calendar events. They are reusable blocks.