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

In the latest version of Mac X mail, you can add an image to your signature(s) easily.
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Default Signature: If you would like this to be your default signature go to File Preferences Signatures. Select your email account in the first column from the Choose Signature dropdown, select your new signature. Images: Make sure your images are on a server and not accessed on you local drive. Insert a signature automatically. On the Message tab, in the Include group, click Signature, and then click Signatures. Under Choose default signature, in the E-mail account list, click an email account with which you want to associate the signature. In the New messages list, select the signature that you want to include. Training: Create custom signatures that can be automatically added to your email messages in Outlook for Mac. Email signatures can include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo, or even your handwritten signature. Watch this video to learn how.

In the Signature and Stationery dialog, under E-mail Signature tab, click the specified signature in the Select signature to edit box to show the signature content in the Edit signature box. In the Edit signature box, place the cursor you will place the image at, and click the Image button.

1. Open Mac Mail and go to Mail -> Preferences -> Signatures

2. Click + to add a new signature template.

3. Next, find the image you want to place inside your signature. Simply drag the image into the signature white space screen pictured below.

4. The image will automatically resize to fit in your signature. You can still resize the image by dragging the corners.

Create a Clickable Image to Link to Another Website

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2. Drag any image into your signature you want to create a hyperlink to.
3. Select the image in your signature and go to Edit Menu -> Add Link
4. Send yourself an email with the new signature you created. Your image will be a clickable link.
How To Add A Linked Image To Email Signature In Mail For Mac

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

1. Create a new email message.

2. Copy your image into the new email message. Ensure only the image is placed in the email (no other text)

3. Now, select the image (ctrl + a) and go to Edit Menu -> Add Link and type in the web address you want the image to link to.

4. Finally, ensure you still have the image highlighted (ctrl +a) and copy the image (ctrl +c). You can safely close this mail message without saving it.

5. Go back to Mail -> Preferences -> Signatures and paste (ctrl +v) the image into your signature. Done!

You can test your new clickable image in your signature by sending yourself an email and hovering over the picture once you receive it – it should click away!

Update: Mountain Lion users, please see an updated blog post here regarding email signatures.

Apple has never made it easy to include a complex HTML email signature, especially ones that include a remote image, such as your company logo or your big smiley mug shot.

Today, we're going to walk you through how to create a complex HTML email signature in Mail.app for OSX Lion.

First, here's what you'll need:

  • A Mac running OSX Lion
  • A web hosting provider to house your image (If you don't have one, I highly recommend using Dropbox to host your image for the time being. See my article on how to do that here.)
  • A HTML editor (Coda, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 for Mac, TextMate, or whatever you're comfortable with just as long as it's not MS Word as it will add unnecessary markup to your signature file.)

We'll also assume that:

  • You have basic HTML know-how
  • Capable of uploading an image file to a web server, or a Dropbox account as stated above

Step 1
Decide what sort of information you want to display on your signature. For this demonstration, we'll use first/last name, email, telephone, company name and logo.
Step 2
Create your signature in your HTML editor of choice (or download the one that's available in the download link below and edit it with your plain text HTML editor). If applicable, upload your image to the web server (or Dropbox
here with Dropbox. For the more advanced users, basic inline CSS is ok to use, as long as it's not used to position items...tables only!
Step 3
Once you have your email signature designed and laid out just as you like, save the file to your Desktop and call it 'signature.html'
Step 4
Open Safari, drag your newly created 'signature.html' file into the Safari window. You should now see your signature in Safari.

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

Step 5
With Safari open and your signature visible, click on File in the top menu, and select 'Save as…' Make sure that the 'Web Archive' is selected in the format menu and save your signature as a .webarchive to your Desktop.


Step 6

Open a Finder window. In the menu bar on the very top of your screen, click 'Go'. With the 'Go' menu displayed, click and hold the 'option' key on your keyboard to toggle the visibility of 'Library' in the menu. In the past, the Library directory was visible, but in OSX Lion, Apple thought hiding the 'Library' was a good way to keep the inexperienced users from causing any chaos to your system. Go ahead and select the 'Library' option which will open a new window.


Step 7
Drill down to 'Library > Mail > V2 > MailData > Signatures'. You should see a file with the extension .webarchive in here. If not, open up Mail.app, create a new blank signature and quit out of Mail.app. What this does is creates a temporary .webarchive file which we will soon replace with our fancy HTML version.


Step 8
Take note of the .webarchive filename. Better yet, copy the name of the file. In my case, the .webarchive was named '89F114E2-C22D-40B7-B232-83A26A664DD9.webarchive'
Step 9
Find the 'signature.webarchive' file that we made earlier on your Desktop. Rename the 'signature.webarchive' file the same as the .webarchive file in Step 8 (eg., signature.webarchive is now 89F114E2-C22D-40B7-B232-83A26A664DD9.webarchive on the Desktop)
Step 10
Take the newly renamed filed on your Desktop, and drag it into the 'Library > Mail > V2 > MailData > Signatures' folder, replacing the one that is currently there.
Step 11
Now open Mail.app and go into the preferences Mail > Preferences > Signatures. You should see something very similar to this screenshot. Don't worry too much about the broken image that's displayed, it will show up normally when you create a new email message.


Happy emailing!

How To Add Image To Email Signature On Mac

Download the HTML email signature template here.