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How to Hyperlink Signature in Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail does not automatically hyperlink a web address when you create a signature. What you can do is create your signature in HTML format and upload it in Windows Live Mail. Here’s how to do that:

1. Open a new message window.
2. Create your signature in the normal way (i.e. not in html).
3. Alt, F, F, change the file type to html, name and save the file.
4. Click on the File tab (Alt + F), click Options then select Mail
5. On the selection tabs select Signatures
6. Under Signature, click New
7. Under Edit Signature, select file then click browse.
9. Locate the folder where you saved the signature that you created through HTML editor. Then click Apply and Ok.

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  • Pat February 6, 2012, 6:35 am

    I’ve been trying to figure this out for hours, thank you! I never would have thought I’d have to first make the signature in HTML format and then upload it in Windows Live Mail. You’d think they could make it easier than that. But at least now I know how to it thanks to you.

  • bear gebhardt July 10, 2012, 7:20 pm

    Thanks, Barb… I’ve been trying for WEEKS to get this done. Yours finally did it. — peace to you… Bear

  • Barbra Sundquist July 16, 2012, 7:55 pm

    So glad to be of help! I agree – it’s one of those little things that drives you crazy until you figure it out :)

  • John Little November 7, 2012, 12:03 am

    Thank you. it worked really well.

  • Eepeedee November 16, 2012, 6:59 pm

    Thanks for the help — I now have a hyperlink but the dash between my suite number and street address has turned into this: – . Help!

  • George D Brothers December 29, 2012, 8:30 pm

    Thank You!!
    It is amazing how simple it is when you have excellent directions.

    I could not find anything on ( windows help) site.

  • Kate January 16, 2013, 1:41 pm

    Thanks that’s been a great help!
    I’ve added links for our twitter/facebook/tumblr etc but it looks messy. Is there a way to add icons and hyperlink them?

  • Martin February 7, 2013, 12:55 am

    Fantastic. Couldn’t find this info. anywhere. Thanks

  • Michelle March 20, 2013, 12:40 am

    Thank You!! You gave clear easy to follow instructions that helped a lot!!!

  • Duane March 22, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Thank you Barbra! You saved me a ton of time!

  • Diana May 15, 2013, 9:13 pm

    Doesn’t work for me.

  • Diana May 15, 2013, 9:20 pm

    Got it to work . Thank you very much.

  • Mark June 8, 2013, 8:40 pm

    7. Under Edit Signature, select file then click browse.
    9. Locate the folder where you saved the signature that you created through HTML editor. Then click Apply and Ok.
    2012 live mail: At the folder location, I have to switch to html to see it.
    When i click on it, the address of the folder enters on the file line but nothing goes into the text box. Then I click apply and OK. When I select insert a signature and send a test Email, there is no link.
    Whats wrong ? please help