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Creating an Email Signature in Thunderbird

The Mozilla Thunderbird email client allows you to create and use a personal signature, which will appear at the end of outgoing email messages.

Important: If you use Thunderbird with your Illinois State University email account, as well as the Office 365 Outlook Web App (at Office365.IllinoisState.edu), you will need to create your signature in both locations.

 

 

Before You Begin

A signature appears at the bottom of email messages you send. It typically contains elements like your name, phone number, and department or organization. You might also want to include a fax number, web address, or additional information.

Here is an example of an email signature:

Reggie Redbird
(309) 438-xxxx
www.IllinoisState.edu

Create a Signature in Thunderbird

To create a signature within Thunderbird, do the following:

  1. Open Thunderbird.
  2. Click the button with the three horizontal bars in the upper-right of the Thunderbird pane to open the Thunderbird Menu.
  3. Hover over the arrow next to Options and select Account Settings.

3a.  If Thunderbird is configured with more than one account, choose the account on the left to which you would like to add the signature file.

  1. Type your signature in the field labeled, Signature Text:.
  1. When you are done, click OK.

Your signature will be added to emails you send using Thunderbird.

 

Use a Signature File in Thunderbird

To create a signature file for use with Thunderbird, follow the directions below.

  1. Open a text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit.

1a.  Windows Vista or Windows 7: Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad.

1b.  Mac OS X: Double-click Hard Drive > Applications > TextEdit.

  1. Type your signature.
  2. When you are done, save the document to a location of your choosing and close your text editor.
  3. Open Thunderbird.
  1. Click the button with the three horizontal bars in the upper-right of the Thunderbird pane to open the Thunderbird Menu.
  2. Hover over the arrow next to Options and select Account Settings.

6a.  If Thunderbird is configured with more than one account, choose the account on the left to which you would like to add the signature file.

  1. Put a check mark in the box labeled Attach this signature from a file...
  2. Click Choose and browse to the signature file you created.
  3. Click Open.
  4. Click OK.

Your signature will be added to emails you send using Thunderbird.

 

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.

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