How To Add A Linked Image To Email Signature In Mail For Mac

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How To Add A Linked Image To Email Signature In Mail For Mac

NOTE: The following methods work as long as you are composing new mails in HTML mode.

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This is the preferred way of including images within your signatures.Recipient needs to accept images from source to display it. Usually clients remember the setting to show images from trusted source once recipient accept it once.

NOTE: Best practice would be to ask your webmaster to push the company logo into the website public part and then reuse it for this task (for example: ). Doing so we would avoid any broken links once for some reason the briefcase way described above breaks after some configuration changes. This procedure has been written whenever asking for a publicly hosted file wouldn't be possible or allowed by the webmaster for some reason.See also:

In the Mail app on your Mac, choose Mail Preferences, then click Signatures. In the left column, select the email account where you want to use the signature. If All Signatures is selected when you create a signature, you’ll need to drag the new signature to an email account before you can use it. Click the Add button below the middle column. The only way I could get the local image to display in the received email is to drag & drop the image from the Finder into the Mail signature preferences window, but then, I still have the problem that the image is not linked to my website, and I see now way to edit the html source of it in any way.

Steps (forget steps 1-5 if hosting the logos as described above - preferred):

1. In Briefcase create a public folder so that Briefcase/public was created.

2. Share the folder 'Public' as 'public'

3. Upload the image/logo there

4. Right click on the file, 'send as link'

5. Copy and paste the URL within it. It'll look like:

Remove eventual 's' and ':<port>' from the url (assuming you are not using exclusive HTTPS mode in your server). The url should end up looking like:

Leaving HTTPS mode instead of HTTP would cause trouble to some recipients should you have self-signed certificates.

6. Create a new signature in Preferences->Signatures, 'Format as html' mode on

7. Work on your signature for the non-graphic part

8. Click the 'Insert image from url', second button from the right

9. Paste the above properly modified URL

You can eventually reuse that logo URL above for other signatures as well, without having to upload/share the image and tweak the URL every time for every user.

Image in attachment

Easier procedure, but then every mail will ship an attachment every time we compose/reply/forward. Not recommended.

1. Create a new signature in Preferences->Signatures, 'Format as html' mode on

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2. Work on your signature for the non-graphic part

3. Click the 'Insert image', last button on the right

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A while ago, I got a very enthusiastic response to a blog post about how to add a LinkedIn profile button to your email signature. Lots of people followed up by asking how they could add a “view my company profile” link to their signatures, so today I’m going to show you how to do that.

Here’s how you add a button in Microsoft Outlook but if you use a different email program, the steps might be somewhat different (if you look below these instructions you will find how to create a LinkedIn button link for Mac Mail or Gmail too).

Microsoft Outlook

1. Create a LinkedIn button image like the one below, or download ours by right clicking and hitting “save as.”

2. Save the image locally to your desktop in a graphic file format such as .jpg or .png.

3. Next, make sure you are logged out of LinkedIn. Then, go to Google or the search engine of your choice. Type in “LinkedIn” and your company’s name (as in the below example for “The Network Coach Limited”), and one of the top results you get should be your company’s profile on LinkedIn.

4. Copy the URL for your company profile (in this case, it’s

5. Next, go into Outlook and select “options,” then “mail,” and then “signatures.”

6. If you have an existing email signature, select it from the list. If you don’t have one, select “new” and type in the text you’d like your signature to include.

7. Next, select where in your signature you’d like the LinkedIn button to appear. Click the “insert graphic” button (highlighted in the image below by the red circle).

8. After that, click the hyperlink button (depicted by the green circle in the image above).

9. Paste the URL for your LinkedIn company profile into the hyperlink box, and then click “OK.” (You might have to click “OK” a couple of times to complete the process.)

10. Voila! You now have a live button link in your email signature that will take visitors straight to your LinkedIn company profile page!

This simple yet effective addition to your signature will help make your LinkedIn company profile more prominent and easier for people to access. It’s one small step toward building your on line success. Latex mac os x download.

One caveat: While a company profile link is a great way to promote your LinkedIn presence, it doesn’t offer the same traceability features as a personal LinkedIn profile. In other words, you can see on your personal profile who has been checking you out via the “Who’s viewed your profile” feature. With a company profile, that feature is not available.)

Let us know what kinds of responses you get to your new email link, or if you’ve found other good ways to promote your LinkedIn company profile. It is always good to hear from you in terms of what you’re up to or what has worked for you.

Instructions for other platforms like Gmail and Mac Mail are below.


Now whilst we are not Gmail users ourselves we know some of you are! Here’s a set of instructions courtesy of Google help on how to create a LinkedIn button link to your company profile in Gmail, follow these steps:

1. Go to the tool icon at the upper-right and select “Settings.”

2. Under the “General” tab, scroll down to “Signature” and select the signature option radio button. Type in the text you want, then paste in the LinkedIn button where you want it to appear.

3. Highlight the button and select the “Link” tool, and then insert the URL for your LinkedIn company profile.

4. Check that your signature appears the way you want, and then go to the bottom of the page and select “Save changes.”

Hope it all works well for you.

Mac Mail

Now whilst James uses a Apple Mac we tend to use Microsoft Office but we wanted to include Mac Mail users too. We had a quick search online and pulled together a set of instructions on how to creating a LinkedIn button link in a Mac Mail signature is a bit more complicated. The steps are:

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1. Open your HTML editor and create your email signature exactly as you want it to appear. Include the LinkedIn button as a live link with your company profile URL. Hit “Select all” and copy the text, then save this file as my_sig.html.

2. Open Mac Mail and go to “Preferences.” Select the account you wish to create the signature for and click the “+” option to create a temporary signature file.

3. Close “Preferences” and quit Mac Mail.

4. Using the Finder, go to the folder Macintosh HD/Users//Library and open the “Mail” folder. Go to the “V2” folder, select the “MailData” folder, and then go into the folder named “Signatures.”

5. Look for the most recent file in “Signatures” ending with .mailsignature. (That’s the temporary signature you just saved a few moments earlier.) Open that with your HTML editor.

6. Leaving the top header block of metadata untouched, select and delete the remaining text, then paste in the text you saved in the my_sig.html signature file. Save these changes and close the file.

7. Again select the .mailsignature file you just saved, and go to the menu bar. Select “File,” and then “Get Info,” then check “Locked” at the bottom of “General information.”

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8. Go back into Mac Mail Preferences, and select your account. Compose a new message, and your new signature – complete with live image link – should appear.

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We hope it all works well for you.

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Links in signatures for your own profile or to the company are a great way to get the message out about your company and your own profile, and are one part of a good strategy to make LinkedIn work.

If you’d like to learn a little more or have a chat about how we’ve helped over 100 UK PLC and global corporations to make millions in sales don’t hesitate to get in touch.