Quick Tip: Creating Custom Email Signatures in iOS

Introduction

I really like my accountant. He's a quirky, hipster guy who loves writing on whiteboards and drawing graphs. One of the things I like about him is he's very responsive to emails. Usually I the types of messages I send him need only a quick reply such as setting up a meeting, asking how a check should be written. As a policy, we don't do this type of business over email. While his replies are very timely I've noticed they almost always come with the standard "Sent from my iPhone" signature. As a geek, I appreciate this. But some clients may find it a little unsettling that this guy seems to never be in the office. (Or maybe he just handles all his email on the iPhone - how's that for inefficient?)

In my day job, I always want my clients to have the perception I'm at my desk, with my nose to the grindstone. (I am.) Handling messages from your iPhone may give the impression you're slacking off and never in the office. That's where creating professional custom signatures come into play. You can create a custom signature on iOS (and even different signatures for different accounts) that mirrors your standard email signature an no one will be the wiser when you're responding from your iOS device on the go. Here's how:

Tap Settings

Tap Settings

Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Select Signature

Select Signature

Create your signature

1. Choose if you want the same email signature for all accounts, or if you want to create different signatures for each account. I prefer different signatures for each account because some are more professional and require a lot of gobbly gook and some are just short and sweet.

2. Type your preferred signature to be displayed on outgoing messages

Tip: To avoid having to re-type your signature, copy your email signature from a previous message and paste it into the signature field.

Create your signature

All Done!

You're done. Your custom email signature will now appear in Mail.app when you compose a new message. Wasn't that easy? Shouldn't you have done it long ago?

All Done!