How to Create an Email Signature in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

Where to put your email signature
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The signature at the end of an email is certainly not its most important part, but it is the appropriate place for your full name, contact information and a witty quote maybe. It is also the place to market yourself every time you send an email. The signature is the most easily created part of any message in AIM Mail and AOL Mail.

In AOL, you can create up to five signatures. After you set up your AIM Mail or AOL Mail signature one time, it is automatically added to the bottom of the email (or right before the quoted text in replies) of any email you write. You can remove it selectively by deleting the text.

Create an Email Signature in AIM Mail or AOL Mail

To set up a new signature in AIM Mail or AOL Mail on the web:

  • Click Mail > Set Mail Signatures from the AOL menu. 
  • Click Create.
  • Give the signature a meaningful name (which comes in handy if you formulate different signatures for different audiences and have to select the correct one).
  • Type the desired text of your email signature.
    • Check Use Rich Text / HTML Editing and use the formatting toolbar to add text styles and images.
    • Include the standard signature delimiter if desired.
    • Try to keep your signature to a few lines of text.
  • Click OK and close the window.

Tips for Email Signatures

Keep a few things in mind when setting up a new email signature. Other than your name, title, and contact information:

  • Limit the signature to five or fewer lines. Use the "pipe" character | between elements if you need to fit more on a line, such "street address | city | state."
  • For a business signature, include your company's full address and contact information and —where appropriate—website address or Facebook URL.
  • Don't overlook this opportunity to market yourself or your business with a call to action.
  • If the email is not business related, include your personal social network platform information or a quotation that you like.