If you’re a Mac user and have chosen to use Mac Mail as your preferred email client, then it’s time to master the art of creating and optimizing your Mac signature. We’ve previously covered a comprehensive list of Mac Mail signature wins and fails, but now we’ll focus specifically on three key elements of a great signature:

 

·      Adding an image to your Mac Mail signature

·      Adding image links to your Mac Mail signature

·      Adding hyperlinks to your Mac Mail signature

 

Let’s get started!

 

Adding an image to your Mac Mail signature

 

Before we walk through the steps, let’s take a moment to appreciate just how important it is to have an image in your signature. According to our data here at WiseStamp, email signatures with an image get 32% more clicks than those without. Of course, the type of photo you choose to add also has a huge impact. Choose one that best represents you or your business, whether it’s a logo, headshot or product shot.

 

Now how to add an image to your Mac Mail signature:

1.  Open the Mail app in Mac OS; go to the “Mail” menu → “Preferences”

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2.  Choose the “Signatures” tab, then click the [+] plus button to add a new signature, or select a signature you’ve already created

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3. Open your “Finder” to locate the image you want to add to your signature; select the image and then drag and drop it into the Signature section of the Mail app

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That’s it! Now onto the next step…

 

Adding image links to your Mac Mail signature

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Now that you’ve added an image to your signature, let’s look at how to add a link to that image. Hyperlinking the image in your email signature is very useful for driving conversions. You can, for example, create a banner with a specific call-to-action (“Join our newsletter”) or simply drive traffic to your website by hyperlinking your logo. You can get as creative as you like with it once you learn how it’s done. So, here we go:

 

1. Open the Mac Mail app; go to “Preferences”

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2. Choose the “Signatures” tab, then click the [+] plus button to add a new signature, or select a signature you’ve already created

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3. Use the steps above to add an image to your signature if you are creating a new one

4. To add a hyperlink to the image, select the image, go to “Edit”, then click “add link” and enter the URL into the box. You can also use the shortcut “Command + K.”

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5. Click “Ok”, close “Preferences” panel and you’re done!

 

Adding hyperlinks to your Mac Mail signature

 

Finally, we’ll walk through the steps of adding hyperlinked text in your Mac Mail signature so you can hyperlink your website and email address for example.

 

  1. Open the Mac Mail app and click Mail” in the menu bar. Select Preferences” from the menu.

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  1. Click the Signatures” tab; select the account attached to the signature you want to edit in the left column of the screen (you might only have one account). Select the signature from the middle column. (You can also add a new signature here by pressing the plus sign [+].)
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  1. In the right panel, highlight the text you want to hyperlink in the signature.

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  1. Select Edit”  →  “Add Link” from the menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut Command + K.
  2. Enter the complete Internet address including http:// in the field provided and click “Ok.” For example: htttp://www.wisestamp.com

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  1. Close the “Signatures” window, and you’re done!

Use an Email Signature Generator to Add Images, Hyperlinked Images and Hyperlinks        

 

If you want a fail-safe, time-saving way to add images, linked images and hyperlinks to your email signature, we recommend using an email signature generator like WiseStamp. First create your email signature in WiseStamp by choosing a template, adding your contact details, uploading an image and adding other types of useful apps like hyperlinked social media icons (no coding or HTML needed!). When you’re happy with how your signature looks, follow these simple steps to add it to your Mac Mail. It’s easy-to-use and free – start here!

 

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Written by Rachel Solomon
Rachel is a Content Crafter at WiseStamp and a journalist who loves sharing information that helps small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and all kinds of independent spirits. She believes that innovative, socially-driven business will save the world.

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