Why You Might Use One
Creating a pre-made signature is just another time management strategy you might adopt to make your online life a little bit easier. It's really just a simple short-cut giving you the option of appearing more professional through your email correspondence.
How to Set Them Up
Gmail1: Log into your Gmail Account
2: Look to the top right corner of your Inbox - Locate and Click the 'Settings' Tab:
3: Click on your 'Settings' tab, locate and select 'Settings'
4: Scroll down until you find the 'Signature' Section
5: Fill in your Signature
6: Add Links
6: When you're done, keep scrolling to the bottom of your screen, find and click 'Save' & your done :)
Using Outlook / Microsoft
1: Login to your Outlook/Live or Hotmail account
2: Once logged in, find and click on the settings tab - upper right corner of your screen
3: Select 'Options' from the dropdown menu
4: Locate and Click on 'Formatting, font and signatures'
5: Fill in your signature, click 'Save' & you're all set
1: Log into your Yahoo! Account
2: From your Email Inbox Homescreen, locate and click on your 'Settings' tab in the upper right corner of your screen, it looks like:
3: Locate and click on 'Settings'
4: On the next screen select 'Writing Email' (#1 in the image below) from the left hand column of your screen, to fill in and save your email signature:
Setup Your Signature on iCloud
1: Login to your iCloud Account
2: From Your Home Screen, select the 'Mail' option
3: When the next screen appears, scan to the lower left-hand corner of your screen to locate and click on the settings tab, which once again looks like:
4: Select 'Preferences' from the dropup menu which appears
5: Select 'Composing'
6: Fill in your Signature and Click 'Done' - You're all set :)
A Quick Takeaway
Whether you're using Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo!, or Icloud as your email client, you can setup your own signature directly through these email services. To locate your signature editing options in any of these services, you just need to locate the settings icon, which looks like a little cog, and is usually located in the upper right hand corner of your screen except for in iCloud where it's in the lower left hand corner
A really great email signature web service is at: wisestamp.com which embeds directly into Outlook, Gmail & Yahoo (Not iCloud as of the date of this post). Try their about page at: http://bit.ly/1AfzZvD
You can also try this article: '101 Email Signature Formatting Do's and Don'ts' - from www.xink.io located at: http://bit.ly/17I65te for some helpful formatting tips.