Use Wisestamp to add social media icons to your email signature

by Michelle Mangen on December 1, 2009

in Featured,Small Business Ideas,Twitter

Wanting to have a fancy email signature for your Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail or AOL email accounts?

Come on – you know you want it! Up until now it’s never really been that easy to add an HTML signature to your Gmail account.

Several weeks ago I did a post on How To Add A Twitter Icon to your email signature for Outlook 2007. Since I wrote that post I came across “WiseStamp” which allows you to create the same type of signature for some of the free email services.

The steps on how to do this were quite easy and I was really pleased with the result.

and then….I realized that it wouldn’t work with Outlook and I don’t want to actually log in to Gmail in order to have my kickin’ new social media icon laden email signature.

So I figured out how to have the best of both worlds. For the ones of you that use the web-based email programs for Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and AOL email you will only have to set up Wisestamp and in a few minutes you will be ready to blast off emails to everyone and their mom showing off your rockin’ new signature.

For the ones of us that still use Outlook you will have a few more steps but in the end, trust me, it will all be worth it.

Do you use the web-based email programs? If  so, hop to the end and leave a comment.

If you use Outlook 2007 use these steps to add your Twitter, your Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Skype, etc. icons into your email signature.

  1. Set up WiseStamp (they have directions so I won’t bore you with them)
  2. Sign into your web-based program and send yourself a blank message
  3. Log into your Outlook and open the message you just sent yourself
  4. Right Click in the body of the email and chose “view source”
  5. This will bring up a text document with all of the HTML of the email signature
  6. Copy that into a free HTML editor (I use PageBreeze)
  7. View the new “page” in “normal mode” (PageBreeze instructions)
  8. Copy the “normal” looking page
  9. Open your signature box and create a new signature (see my previous post for instructions on how to do edit your Outlook signature)
  10. Go test it….are you now sporting a rockin’ new signature?

If you wanna email me to show it off feel free!

Otherwise, leave me a comment on how many people you emailed to show it off to!

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  • http://www.allied.com/ Mike@moving services

    Thanks for sharing this tip about WiseStamp! I didn’t know about it before and have always wanted to have that in my signature. I’m going to go try it out right now. -Mike

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Mike – no worries on the double “thanks comments!” Glad that the WiseStamp will come in handy for you!

  • http://www.allied.com/ Mike@moving services

    Oops, just realized I already thanked you for this on your other post. Sorry about that, didn’t mean to flood you with comments about the same thing.

  • Anita M Hicks

    Hey Michelle,
    WiseStamp is a great tool! I really like how professional my signature appears now! Although I’m not using Outlook yet, I will bookmark these instructions! Thanks!

  • sachin@twitter directory

    Well those things makes the email and your signature impressive and effective. I have read your article and truly speaking that i am impressed. I think those tips will be very beneficial for all of us. Anyways keep it up and keep continue with your valuable thoughts.

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Sachin: if you send emails and you are on social networks it is a great way to get connections that you may have otherwise not gotten.

  • Kristin S.

    Any chance you know how to set up similar email signatures (with social media icons) using Lotus Notes?

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Kristin – sorry for the late reply. Busy week and no time to check my comments (shame on me, I know). I have never used Lotus Notes so I’m not sure if there is a way to do it. But if you can hyperlink a picture in the program then you should be able to use it without a problem.

  • Sarah

    Exactly what I was looking for ! Thanks a lot for this post, Michelle. I’m very happy with my new e-mail signature !

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Sarah – oh send me an email so I can check out your new signature! I want to see it!

  • http://csmengineering.com/ Frank@New York Construction Inspection

    Thanks for this info. We hired a locally based “IT Firm” that wanted to charge us over 200 dollars to do this for us, that why I started searching google fo a better answer and found this. Thanks again, you just saved me $200!!

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Frank – glad I could help you save some money with my post!

  • http://www.padhlikhlo.com Engineering Collage

    Hey thanks for those icons! Great work

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      You are welcome – glad you found them useful.

  • lynne@builders merchants bradford

    I didnt know you could add icons to your e.mail signature. I have had a go, i’m very impressed, thanks for sharing this.

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Lynne – you are most welcome.

  • http://www.margaretalmon.com/ Margaret Almon

    I’m glad I came over from SITS! I’d never heard of wisestamp, and considering how frustrating it is to do a gmail signature with my social media connections, this sounds great.

    • http://www.thevirtualasst.com Michelle Mangen

      Margaret:
      Yeah for two reasons – 1) because you came by from SITS and 2) because you found a nugget here on my blog that will hopefully help you!

  • Halong Sailing Tours

    I came over from SITS! I’d never heard of wisestamp, and considering how frustrating it is to do a gmail signature with my social media connections, this sounds great.

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