Lesson 8  Creating a Signature File

What is the Signature?
     Retyping your name, contact information, etc. after each of your messages can be time consuming. WebMail allows you to create a "signature file" that will automatically be attached to the end of each message you compose!

     A "signature file" is the information that you want to appear at the bottom of each outgoing message. As a professional, you will want this to basically include the same information you would put on a business letter or business card, especially if you conduct any business on the internet or intend to belong to any professional mailing lists.


For Example:

John Doe
Math Teacher
Braden High School
135 E. 5th St.
Braden, CO 80493
(970)676-8345
johndoe@braden.k12.co.us
http://www.braden.k12.co.us/Doe


This not only prevents you from having to type this information every time you compose an e-mail, but it also gives your readers some information about you, such as where you are from, what you do, or where they can find your website.

Some people like to add another personal dimension to their signature by including a favorite quote at the end.


For Example:

Mary Sanders
Science Dept.
Johnson H.S.
Paxton, MI
msanders@midwest.net

"The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1963



Creating the Signature?
Creating your personal or professional signature is as simple as 1...2...3:

1. Use the "Options" button from the Inbox or Read Messages window. This will take you to the Options window.
2. Put a check in the box next to "Add Signature to Outbound Messages". Do this by clicking on the empty box.
3. Type the information that you want to appear in your signature in the "Message Signature" box.

Options Window

The signature file you create will now appear at the end of all outgoing messages!

Assignment WebMail 8 - Signature File:
     Create a professional signature file. Send a message to your trainer which includes your signature file. Make sure to include the assignment name and number.

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