Ok, last stop on our round of email signature tutorials. To add an image file as a signature on Yahoo is a little bit more complicated than on Gmail or Outlook. That’s because they don’t really offer an option to embed or upload images through their signature editor.
Fortunately there’s a little trick we can use to do that. But since we’re going to take a little longer to do it, I built this tutorial in two parts: the first one is how to access the signature section on Yahoo and the second is how to copy and paste an image into it.
- Go to your Yahoo email dashboard and find the little wheel on the left of the screen. Click on “Settings”.
- A new pop up window with a few options will show up. Go to “Accounts”.
- Select your current email.
- Scroll until the “Signature” field and check the “Append a signature to the emails you send” option.
Now you already know where the field for the signature is. Time to get your image on it.
- You need to upload the image file in a image host. I’m going to use ImageShack because I think is the easiest image host. But you can choose pretty much any other hosting service. Even your own web host if you have one.
- Get the direct URL/LINK for your image. That URL must always end with the format of the image file you’re working with. That means that if your image is a .jpeg, the URL you will be using here ends with a .jpeg too. In my case I’m using a .png image.
- Paste that URL into the address bar. As you may already know, a page showing only the image will load.
- Right-click the image and select the option “Copy Image”. DO NOT use the option “Copy Image Address” cause it won’t work.
- Go back to the signature field on Yahoo and paste the image you just copied into it (Command + V for Mac or CTRL + C for Windows). Don’t forget to save.
Done! Now the signature will show up on every email you send. Since Yahoo is not very image friendly for signatures, I advise you to resize the image before pasting into the editor (a file with 350 PX or so works fine). You’ll have more visibility and freedom to align the signature if necessary.