How to Set Up Per-Account Signatures in Outlook Express

Personalize your signatures for each email address

screenshot of Outlook Express Advanced Signature Settings

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Signatures are great fun in Outlook Express. You can set up as many as you want, and they can sport a fancy look or images even. Of course, Windows Mail and Outlook Express can insert a default signature into every email you write automatically.‚Äč

Different Emails Demand Different Signatures

As the emails you send differ--some are sent from your work account, some for fun, and some you craft as a special mailing list persona--so should your signatures. By default and automatically.

Fortunately, you can assign each account in Outlook Express a default signature that will be used in preference to the overall default signature. A reply sent to a message received to your work account can bear your work signature, for example.

Set the Default Signature per Email Account in Outlook Express

To choose the default email signature for a particular account in Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

  • Select Tools | Options... from the menu.
  • Go to the Signatures tab.
  • Highlight the desired signature under Signatures.
  • Click Advanced... under Edit Signature.
  • Make sure all the email accounts for which you want the highlighted signature to be the default are checked.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK again.