Add a signature to your email in Outlook 2013

So you (or your IT people) have just installed Outlook 2013 at work and you need to set up your email signature?  Well it is pretty easy, just follow these steps…

  1. Click on “file”
  2. Click on “options”
  3. In the left hand column of the “Outlook options” dialog box, click on “Mail”
  4. Click on the “Signatures…” button which is the third one down on the right hand side – this will open the “Signatures and Stationery” dialog box
  5. Click “New” to create your new signature.  You can either copy and paste your old signature from a previous email you have sent, or create a new one from scratch.
  6. Once you are happy with your signature, click “Save”

Did you know that you can also tell outlook whether to include your signature or not on new messages, replies and forwards?  Just set your default signature from the drop down boxes on the right hand side of the “Signatures and Stationery” box.

’til next time!

Turn off (or on) email notifications in Outlook 2013

Don’t you hate that annoying email pop up whenever you get an email in Outlook 2013?  Well there is an easy way to turn it off.  All you have to do is:

  1. Click on “File”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. From the Outlook Options dialog box that appears, click on “Mail” in the left hand column
  4. Look for the section called “Message Arrival”.  If you want to turn all notifications off, including sound, the mouse pointer turning into an envelope, the envelope icon in the task bar and the pesky desktop alert, simply untick the options you don’t want.
  5. Click “OK”

Simple as that!  If you want to turn them back on simply repeat the process, but tick the notifications you want!  If you are using Outlook 2010 the process is very similar

’till next time