Would you like to spice up your email signature with a cute or an awesome animation gif on your signature?, if so, then you have come to the right place. The first thing you need to do, is create or find a suitable animated image for your mail, the traditional format for animated picture are files with the .gif extension, just do a search on a search engine with the words “animated gif”, once you find the right one save it on your pc and we are good to go.
You can just add it to your mail like any other normal image, but if you intend to sign every single email with the gif then it’s going to get annoying after a while, instead let’s use a little trick so that Hotmail automatically adds it for you.
First you need to use an image hosting service, for the purposes of this tutorial we are going to use imageshack, if you don`t have an account sign up for one, if you have a facebook account you can just click the “sign in with facebook” button and Imageshack will automatically create an account for you, then click on the media upload tab on the top left side of the webpage and click the “browse” button under the upload section, this will prompt a windows menu, find the place where you saved the gif image on your computer, click on it and upload it.
Afterwards click on your own name at the top right corner of the webpage, this will take you to your images, find the gif you just uploaded and click the small “share” button on its right side, this will prompt a windows with a lot of stuff, what you want to do here is copy the text in the “sites” textbox, you can copy either full image size or the thumbnail one (this one makes the image smaller), once you copy that address (it should something like this img alt=”Image Hosted by ImageShack.us” src=”http://imageshack.us/xxx/x/xxx”
) jump over to Hotmail.
Go to more mail settings on top right cogwheel button and look for the signatures option in that menu, then on the signature window use the second textbox and change “rich format” to “Edit in HTML”, paste the link you just grabbed from imageshack and save your preferences.
Now you have an awesome gif image as your signature!.
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