Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Here we offer instructions for adding a chat button to your email signature for Outlook 2007 and 2010 versions.
Chat button in a message signature in Outlook 2007 and 2010
To add a chat button to your signature in Outlook 2007 and 2010, please do the following:
- Open the Signature editor in Outlook Tools / Options / Mail format / Signatures and create new blank signature, name it
- Find the HTML signature file in something akin to: for Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\your_user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures\, For Windows Vista, 7 and 8 C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures
- Open the HTML file with your HTML editor or Notepad
- Insert the the chat button code for emails after this part:<body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style=’tab-interval:.5in’> <div class=Section1>
- Save changes
Please note!: animated GIF as well as Flash images are not supported by Outlook 2007 and 2010. In animated GIF the animation will be lost when displaying a chat button in these mail clients.
Chat button in a message signature in Outlook 2013
To add a chat button or a direct link to your messenger to a signature in Outlook 2013, please do the following:
- Open the Signature editor in Outlook File / Options / Mail/ Signatures and create a new blank signature, name it.
- Find the HTML signature file in the following folder: C:\Users\your_user_name\AppDat\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures
- Open the HTML file with your HTML editor or Notepad.
- Insert the chat button code for emails after this part:
- Save changes.
Chat button in a message signature in Outlook 2011 for Mac
- Login to the account Control Panel on www.providesupport.com website and navigate to the Setup Instructions page.
- Open ‘Chat Button or Link for Emails‘.
- Use ‘Try Chat Button Code‘ button, it will open a small browser window with a chat button within it.
- Highlight the chat button image on the page and press Command+C to copy it.
- Open your Outlook, click Outlook on the top menu and select Preferences.
- Open Signatures and click on the plus sign [+] on the bottom left corner to add a new signature, set a preferred name for it and check the box next to it to enable the signature.
- On the right hand side type your signature text and also use Command+V to paste the chat button image you copied earlier from the browser.
- Click the Default Signatures button if you wish to make the signature you created to be your default signature.
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