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Email signature w/ hyperlinks in Outlook Express

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  1. shivsydb

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    How do you add multiple hyperlinks in an email signature for Outlook express? I need to add links to an email, Facebook page and twitter account. HTML scares me :S

    HELP!!
     
  2. Couriant

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    The only way to do it is:

    Tools > Options Menu.

    Under Signatures, click on New. Also check Add Signatures to All Outgoing Messages.

    Under the Edit Signatures, add the links you want. IE:

    www.facebook.com
    www.twitter.com

    and press OK. Now when you create a new email it should show up.
     
  3. shivsydb

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    it's not that simple... the facebook link is 23498234 characters long and i don't want to include the whole URL. i want to have it as one word (when you click on the word, it links to the site)....

    i thought i had to go to a rich text editor for the html code and then add it??
     
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    Nope, Outlook Express from what I can tell does not have that option. Outlook does or Windows Live Mail as well. I will double check.

    EDIT: I don't see the option for what you want. You will need to upgrade to Windows Live Mail. Thunderbird should also do what you want.
     
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    Not a bad idea... but doesn't that expire after a certain timeframe?
     
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    Cool :) A good alternative for people using dinosaur e-mail clients :D
     
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    I guess I'm a dinosaur then... :D
     
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    Hey I would use it myself if MS would have made it available for Windows 7.... :p:D
     
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    Over 23 million characters long? :eek:
    Anyway, you can edit it right on the Source tab of the OE compose window (if creating it as a new sig), or open an existing sig HTML file in any text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad.
    Whatever is between the <A> </A> tags is what will be displayed.
    For example, a link to this thread that would display as YOUR THREAD would be as follows:

    Code:
     <A href="http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/1090252-email-signature-w-hyperlinks-outlook.html">YOUR THREAD</A>
    
     
  12. Couriant

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    Throoper,

    I tried it in OEX and it does not work; it still shows the whole text. Essentially the OP needs to get a new E-Mail client that can handle hyperlinks correctly.
     
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    I hate to say this, but you must have done it wrong.
    Start to finish for creating a new signature HTML file with OE:
    Open a new compose, click in the body and create the sig so it appears as you want (font, color, etc.).

    Since we're doing display text of a link, click Insert>Hyperlink.
    Put in the http address of the link and OK.
    You should see the full address of the link in the compose window.
    Switch to the Source tab and find the section of HTML with the link.
    Highlight the address between the >< and type what you want it to display. (see attached where I've edited to say CLICK HERE).
    Copy the entire source and paste it into Notepad.
    Save as sig.html.
     

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    OMG, someone has actually challenged the great throoper on email issues! I would never dare myself! There's gonna be blood, lots of it! :eek: :p :D ;)
     
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    Ahh!!! You're very wise. :D:D:D
     
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