Edit Mail App signature & other settings in Windows 8

The Mail app in Windows 8 by default provides a signature “Sent from Windows Mail”. If you feel this to be very simple signature and want to change to your liking or you drop it completely, you can always edit it.

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From the Windows 8 Start Screen, open the Mail app. Press Windows Key +C to show the Charms bar and click on Settings. Or on a touch enabled device, swipe from the right edge to left to display the Charms bar. Or else, you can also move the mouse to the bottom right corner, to bring up the Charms bar. Or you could also directly go to Charms Settings by pressing Windows Key + I. There are so many ways to bring up the Charms bar!

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Now click on Accounts, and if you have set multiple accounts, click on the account whose signature is to be changed. Here the image shows a single account only.

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Now you’ll get to see various options.

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Edit Mail App signature

Here you can edit ‘Sent from Windows Mail’ signature and type the Signature of your liking. You also have the option of Moving the Slider ‘Use an email signature’ to ‘No’, so as to disable displaying the signature. After making changes, you can close the Settings. The changes are immediate and there’s no Save option as such.

Frequency of downloading new mail

Also apart from this, you also have options when to Download the mail. From the drop-down menu, you can select, As items arrive, 15 Minutes, 30 minutes, hourly or manually.

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Time from when to download email from

You can also set the duration, from when to download the email, which is quite useful while setting up. You can select 3 days, 7 days, 2 weeks, last month or Any time.

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This will be useful for those who are new to Windows 8 and might be confused where to access the various Mail App settings and options.

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  • Subba

    Can we add other mail client other than “Hotmail” ?

  • Vasudev

    Yes, you can ! Open the Mail app, Press Winkey +I to goto Charms settings. Click on ‘Accounts’ . There you can see ‘Add an account’ option (same pic is shown in article too). There you’ll see various options for Hotmail (Hotmail.com.Live.com.MSN), Outlook (Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com), Google via Connect, Other Account via Connect !

  • Subba

    Thanks a lot brotha :)

  • Dave

    If you just open the mail app, is there no settings link in it?

  • Vasudev

    Open mail app, press Winkey+I to get settings! Or open charms by Winkey+C from there click on Settings!

  • SWAMITRA SINGH

    I dont see any Signature related settings in mail app.

  • Vasudev

    Please open the mail app, add an account if you dont yet added . Now keeping the mail app open , press WinKey +I to go to settings or open Charmns by pressing Winkey+C, from there choose settings. Pl. follow the screenshots given in the post.

  • Vasudev

    & one more thing, this is as in Mail app in Windows 8 RTM !

  • Arye5234

    This doesn’t help me. I want to add a JPG file as a signature, is this possible?

    Arye

  • Brynteq

    How do I import .iaf files to Windows 8 mail?

  • Packmate58

    Even though I have my Gmail account set to check for new mail every 15 minutes, it still syncs about every minute. This is EXTREMELY frustrating! Any ideas?

  • mahkie

    Would you happen to know if it would at all be possible to insert image resources on the signature? :) Thanks!

  • Iris

    I can’t find the Hotmail account under settings

  • Tom

    Can I have multiple signatures to choose from for each email account?

  • vasudev

    My account is hotmail though you can give any name to it as shown in the image here Account Name given the name as ‘Hotmail’ , just to identify. If you have an Hotmail account, check what name you have given

  • vasudev

    And to add, ensure Mail App is opened and the focus is on it , then from Charms>settings you’ll get the Mail settings or Press WinKey+I when in Mail App.

  • vasudev

    No. Each account can have 1signature.

  • vasudev

    No.

  • Laura

    Anyone can tell me how do I import a signature file into Windows mail?? I CANNOT TYPE IN the format I created – it’s a professional signature with logo and everything else

  • vasudevG

    At present Windows 8 Mail app supports only text as signature, there aren’t any options to add images, font formatting etc (HTML/rich text). Presently in which app you are using this signature file? Windows Live Mail supports it.

  • Southern Yankee

    How do I forward emails have received? Also I am having difficulty attaching documents from the Libre office program to send.

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