Personalize Your Hotmail Using This Signatures

Add an Image to Your Windows Live Hotmail Email Signature: How to create account. Microsoft Hotmail is a great way to keep up with your email, instant messaging, Xbox LIVE, and other Microsoft services.

Be cautious in adding an image because it says more than oh-so-many words. Imagine, then, what select words plus a hand-picked image or two can say! Combine words and images in your Windows Live Hotmail signature and you get the personalized effect with every email you send. When you do insert your company logo or something funny (or, of course, your funny logo), make sure the signature does not grow too large.

To insert a picture or graphic into your Windows Live Hotmail signature:

  • Select Options and then More Options… from the Windows Live Hotmail toolbar.
  • Click Message font ( text input) and signature under Writing email.
    Open either a web page ( or google an image you like that will fit Hotmail requirements) containing the image or the image itself (using its URL) in a separate browser window. It depends on the mood you want to impart with each email you send out.
  • Unfortunately, you can only insert graphics or images that reside on a publicly accessible web server. Images only stored on your computer, alas, do not work.
  • Although there is a wide range of variety of pictures and images on the worldwide web you can enjoy.
  • If you don’t have a website, turn to a free image hosting service instead.
  • If your image is larger than some 200×100 pixels, consider shrinking it before you put it online, otherwise, it may not be accepted, and you would have to resize it anyway.

Add Your Desired ALIAS In Hotmail

How to create an alias in

From the inbox, click on the settings cog in the upper right corner and click on More mail settings in the drop down menu.

On the next page, under Managing your account, click on Create an Outlook alias. For security reasons, Microsoft will ask you to sign in to your account again.

Next, you’ll be on the alias creation page. Just enter the name of the email address you’d like to use, select whether you’d like the address to be,, or, and then click Create an alias. (You probably stand a better chance of getting the address you want with the newer domain.)
If the address you want isn’t taken, Outlook will take you back to your inbox. You can then choose to have mail from your new alias delivered straight to your inbox or to a separate folder. Once you’ve decided which you prefer, click Done.


A few minutes later, Outlook will drop you an email message telling you that you’re alias is ready for use.
Once your alias is up and running, you can use it to sign in to your Microsoft account using the same password you always have. You can also use aliases to replace your current Hotmail or address as the primary identity for your Microsoft account. So instead of automatically signing into your Windows 8 PC or Xbox Live with, you can use

Active aliases will also show up in the Windows 8 modern UI mail client and for Android. So what are you waiting for? Create some aliases to better manage your email.

How To Attach Files In Hotmail

Forwarding an email is simple in Windows Live Hotmail. The Forward command within such a simple reach forwards a simple version perfect on most cases.

What if you want to forward a message including all its possibly complex header information, though? Though Windows Live Hotmail does not offer a “Forward as Attachment” button, forwarding one or more messages attached is possible.

Forward an Email as an Attachment in Windows Live Hotmail

To forward a message including all its header information and formatting — as an email attachment — from Windows Live Hotmail:

Save the email you want to forward to your desktop or another folder on your hard disk.
For privacy, you can remove or obfuscate some of the original message’s email addresses (in the From:, To: and Cc: fields) in the text editor when saving the EML file.
Now open the message you want to forward in Windows Live Hotmail on the web.
Click Forward (or press Ctrl-Shift-F with Windows Live Hotmail keyboard shortcuts enabled).
Microsoft Outlook / Exchange
You can also forward an email as an attachment using this method. You must select two emails; like this:- Click on the email you want to forward, then hold down your “SHIFT” key on your keyboard, …
However, when the “Compose” window pops up, click on the email attachment you don’t want to forward, and press your “Delete” keyboard button to remove it. If this does not work I advise you to do the following,
as a workaround, we advise that you use mail forwarding in your account to automatically forward emails to your specified email address or to create an email rule to automatically forward emails to another account.

How To Add Safe Senders In Hotmail

How to Add Approved Senders to Hotmail, now called Outlook.
Here are some easy steps on how to add an email address to your Hotmail account to ensure that it is always approved and not sent to the spam folder.
Sometimes you end up not getting them at all. (Formerly Hotmail)
First, Open your Outlook mailbox or Open your Hotmail account. Key in your password, etc., as required.
Select Options from the top right (next to the question mark)located at the top-right part of your screen (below your email address).
Select More Options > Safe and blocked senders (under Preventing junk email) > Safe senders.
In the space provided, enter the address. … then,
Select Add to list.
Check it’s operational by seeing that all the right boxes are checked. You’re done! Congratulations.
You can allow mail from specific email addresses to safely come into your inbox without it being placed in your junk or spam folder
by whitelisting email addresses within your email client or Internet security software and adding email addresses to a safe senders list.

Pay it forward: If you want to share this information with your friend just email them this simple steps, copy and paste or simply forward to their email address.
Better yet, if you are instructing your contacts to add you to their safe sender lists, just have them add the email address you use in your From Email Address line. Just simply have them highlight your email address and add to their contacts.

How to archive messages in Hotmail

When I switched to Hotmail from Gmail (read What I Use: Hotmail and Exchange for Email and From Gmail to Hotmail: An Update for more info), Archive was just about the only Gmail feature I missed.

But I’ve always coped with its loss by using a super-simple folder structure in Hotmail, and now in And by creating a single folder called Archive (or whatever; obviously it’s your choice), you too can archive your email  more effectively in


There are two easy steps to do this.
First, you obviously need to sign in to your Hotmail / Outlook account with your assigned username and password. Once you’re in, you can create an Archive folder.
And to do so, just click the New folder link in the folders pane.Name it Archive and tap Enter to finish up. The new Archive folder will appear at the bottom of the folder list, under the built-in folders.

You could just stop there. To “archive” email going forward, simply drag and drop those messages into the Archive folder. (Or use the Move To toolbar item.) This will move the selected message(s) from the Inbox folder to the Archive folder.

Or, you could make work more like Gmail and add a custom Archive icon. This icon will appear inline next to each message in your messages list. So you can click that now to “archive” your email and your chosen email will be archived automatically for you.