Friday, May 18, 2012

Yahoo! Mail Signatures With Pictures

Introduction

Do you use Yahoo! Mail?  Do you want to create a signature for you emails which includes images?  I wanted to create a signature with an image to go and view my LinkedIn account, but every time I tried to create the signature the image would never appear.  I finally figured out the trick.  Read on.

How To

To include an image in your Yahoo! Mail signature is actually very easy, however you need to do it in the right way otherwise it will not work.  This is what you need to do.
  1. Go to your Yahoo! Mail options and select Signature.
  2. Select "Show a rich text signature" from the dropdown box.
  3. Go to the website which has your image, right click the image on the website, and select "copy image". This is the trick!  You cannot simply copy an image from your desktop.  You must Go to the website which has your image, right click the image on the website, and select "copy image".  If the image you want is not on any website, see below for what to do about that...
  4. Go back to the Signature, put the cursor where you want to have the image, right-click and paste.
That's it.  Again, the trick is you must Go to the website which has your image, right click the image on the website, and select "copy image".  You cannot simply copy an image from your desktop!

Now when you send an email, your signature with the image will be included.  Some email clients will initially block the image, but right-clicking on the email and selecting something like "show images" will reveal it.

Image Not On A Website?

If the image you want on your Yahoo! Mail signature is not on a website, then you need to get it on one. How do you do this?  Easiest thing to do is to use Flickr. Create an account, and upload your image.  After the image is uploaded, click on the image in your photostream to view it.  Above the image select "Actions" then "View all sizes".  On the All Sizes page, click whatever sized image you want to have on your signature (typically will be a small image!), then right click the image and select "copy image".  Then go back to the Signature, put the cursor where you want to have the image, right-click and paste.

Do you have to use Flickr?  No, any photo sharing site should allow you to do the same thing.  You will have to try it out.

That's it, Enjoy!

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