Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Good evening

    My Company wants to incorperate an email signature policy but do not want to invest into a seperate program andwant to wait until we migrate nextyear to the latest versin of Outlook.

    Earlier today I created the signature in acordance with our Marketing Directors requirements which was

    Line of text (addressess etc.)
    Line of text (phones, emails etc.
    Graphic (Company header banner)
    Line of text (Disclaimer)
    Green malarky statement

    I did it and saved it as the signature and it worked great I emailed the Marketng Director with insructions how to depoy it, great.

    I then sent out a Country wide email with a 'fill in the blanks' kind of template (put in your own name, department, mobile, email) and then istrution on how to copy and paste it into the signature.

    To aperson everbody has emailed me back and said that where there should be a graphic is a box with a red x in the top cornr but no company banner.

    Now Ican't even save it on my machine.

    I can't help thinking it is something basic but I can't see te wood throgh the tree's, any thoughts?
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
    My first suggestion - which you won't like - is to avoid graphics in signatures:
    - Recipients can configure their Outlook to view all e-mail in plain text, making graphics invisible.
    - Recipients can configure their Outlook to block graphics in e-mail messages.
    - Graphics increase the size of your e-mail messages.

    You might place the graphic on a publicly accessible web page, and insert it as an image link in your signature. This might still be blocked by the recipient though.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts
    [quote name='stevehocking' post='782672' date='01-Jul-2009 14:27']To aperson everbody has emailed me back and said that where there should be a graphic is a box with a red x in the top cornr but no company banner.[/quote]
    Are they pasting into a message or into the dialog?

    If pasting into a message:

    If you right-click the message you're composing, and choose View Source, what kind of URL is there in the <img> tag?

    If you send yourself the message, does the image appear? (That would be too optimistic, probably!)

    Is it unmanageable to ask everyone to use Insert > Picture to insert their own logo?

    If pasting into the dialog:

    Try pasting into a message first, then copying and pasting from there.

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    [quote name='HansV' post='782674' date='01-Jul-2009 22:39']My first suggestion - which you won't like - is to avoid graphics in signatures:
    - Recipients can configure their Outlook to view all e-mail in plain text, making graphics invisible.
    - Recipients can configure their Outlook to block graphics in e-mail messages.
    - Graphics increase the size of your e-mail messages.

    You might place the graphic on a publicly accessible web page, and insert it as an image link in your signature. This might still be blocked by the recipient though.[/quote]

    Thanks Hans

    I too dislike the idea but we have a new Marketing Director flexing his muscles and the CEO is "encouraging" me to comply
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,001
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi Jefferson

    Some good deas that I will try tomorrow in the office. I do not know much about the smart tags but I did notice that a part of our address was being underlined and when I clicked it said it had a smart tag but I right clicked it and removed it.

    The resistance among staff to do away with lucida handwriting in comic font in red in 14 point for example is difficult enough, asking them to do some work like point to insert, select picture etc. is almost too painful to consider :-) .
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •