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HTML email signature in Gmail

Often when you create a HTML email signature you want it to look exactly how you created it. That may include not having any links underlined. I’m not sure whether it’s how Chrome copies the content into the signature but i’ve never found a way until now. Basically not using Chrome when creating your signature.

1. The HTML

If you’re not sure about how to create a snazzy email signature then hire somebody to create it for you. They will know the limitations for creating a signature that looks great on all platforms. Ask them to provide you with the HTML with opening <body> and closing </body> tags as a .html file (if they provide it as a .txt file, then simply change the .txt to .html).

2. Delete your current signature

Go to https://mail.google.com/ – Login and click the cog icon and go to Settings > General > Signature and delete your current HTML signature (if there is one).

3. Paste your signature using Firefox

Go to https://mail.google.com/ in Firefox – Login and click the cog icon and go to Settings > General > Signature (you probably can use a different browser but this worked for me).

In a new tab in Firefox, open your new HTML Signature file (that your designer/developer provided) and Select All and Copy the page content.

Go back to Gmail in Firefox and Paste the HTML signature into the empty Signature field and click Save Changes.

You can now use Gmail in whatever browser you like.

4. Send a test email

Just send a quick email to yourself to ensure everything is looking and working as it should.