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How to Have a Professional Gmail Signature





UPDATE: You no longer need to use an add-on like WiseStamp as you can directly edit and set your signature in the Gmail settings.

Anyone can have a very clean and professional Gmail email signature within a few minutes of following this very simple how-to…

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:

Gmail Account
Firefox

Step 1

Make sure to of course open up Firefox, if you were already working in Firefox save your work, logout of your accounts and close all browser windows/tabs but one.

Step 2

Add the WiseStamp Email Signature add-on to Firefox from here and restart Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wisestamp-email-signature-gmai/

Step 3

Log into Gmail (gmail.com), you’ll now see a WiseStamp option/link top right if the page. Click on it to edit your signature and configure your options.

Step 4

You may create/style your signature anyway you see fit but I recommend keeping it clean and simple along the lines of:

Your Full Name

Your Job Title
www.website.com
example@gmail.com | 555.123.4567

Socialize: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+

If you want to add the SimpleSocial Widget you can find the script here:

http://bryanhadaway.com/super-simple-social-network-networking-links-script-code/

Tips & Warnings

By default, the WiseStamp add-on will add a little credit from the programmer below your signature, to remove it go to your WiseStamp settings and uncheck “Support and Promote”.

Thanks for reading, Bryan

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  • http://therohanaurora.com Rohan Aurora

    A refurbished article on “How To Add Social Media Icons to Gmail Signature” :

    http://therohanaurora.com/how-to-add-social-media-icons-to-gmail-signature/

  • http://www.bryanhadaway.com/ Bryan Hadaway

    Hi Rohan,

    Thanks for re-submitting your link. (I asked him to via email, there was a security issue)

    Perhaps I’m misunderstanding, happens from time to time so I won’t jump the gun and try to put this as tactful as I can. So, just in case you’re implying that I plagiarized your article I first wrote my article 2 years ago. You can see the cached date here:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_iFBmkyfLL4J:www.bryanhadaway.com/how-to-have-a-professional-gmail-signature/+How+to+Have+a+Professional+Gmail+Signature&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com

    I originally had it on eHow, but I’ve deleted my articles from eHow and am in the process of moving them to my blog; here’s why.

    And from what I can tell your article actually in fact appears to be newer than mine. Doesn’t really matter anyways because I can assure you that I’ve never seen your article until you brought it to my attention nor would it matter as my content is all original.

    The fact that our articles are similar really means nothing, there are probably hundreds of articles on the same topic, it’s not as though there are only one way to do things or that more than one person can’t have the same idea.

    Not only that our articles appear to be entirely different methods.

    It’s a nice article and I have nothing to hide, my readers trust my integrity so I’m happy to leave your comment up so they can check out the article.

    If you simply wanted to share, my apologies. For my own clarity and that of my readers I still needed to emphasize what I just did.

    Thanks, Bryan

  • http://www.tomsyweb.com Tomsy Web

    What about if the computer have multiple users ?

  • http://www.bryanhadaway.com/ Bryan Hadaway

    In a professional work environment everyone should have their own computer.

    If for some reason this isn’t the case or you’re referring to the home computer everyone should at least have their own user profile for many reasons other than just email signatures.

    Those would be the correct solutions.

    If for some reason you have to work on the same computer, on the same profile with other people (which again is not a good idea or secure anyways) you would want to adjust the add-on to not auto-add signatures and instead consider using Gmail Labs Canned Responses add-on.

    Thanks, Bryan