Custom email signatures are a pain

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Custom email signatures are a pain

I don't know of any other service out there that can automate the creation of professional looking email signatures and ensure full compatibility with all major email clients.

I came across this press release for an Australian startup that has created an email signature creation program called Email Signature Rescue.

It's essentially a web app that allows users to create an agency level designed HTML email signature for your business which the company claims is optimised for a number of different email programs including Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and Gmail. 

Having worked for a web design agency, I can tell you that building custom email signatures was one of the most common requests we received from our SMB clients and it was something that was painful to do from our end as there was no real software out there could automate email signature compatibility with all the different email programs. So we would have to try and build it, optimise and do the testing ourselves.

As an example, a HTML email signature in Outlook 2003 will display differently in Outlook 2007 which would be again different to Outlook 2010, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook webmail, Windows Mail, Apple Mail etc.

It was also a nightmare to maintain as an update to an email client such as Gmail for example (which would usually happen behind the scenes and without warning), would impact how email signatures are displayed once again.

As there is ongoing maintenance involved in ensuring email signatures remain consistent in both look and feel, Email Signature Rescue is a subscription based service that also looks after the image and font hosting used in the HMTL email signature.

The fee starts from $29 per year which will get you three custom HTML email signatures (designed for freelancers and sole traders) or $49/yr for 10 different email signatures and $149/year for 30 different email signatures (geared towards the medium size business).

I would imagine a lot of readers would be interested in having a professional looking email signature that displays consistently and that they don't have to worry about maintaining by using a service like this.

I don't know of any other service out there that can automate the creation of professional looking email signatures and ensure full compatibility with all major email clients.

 

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