Microsoft KB Archive/223884

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Article ID: 223884

Article Last Modified on 11/6/2003


  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q223884


When you send a link from Microsoft Internet Explorer, or use Send To to send a file from your hard disk drive, the mail message does not include your default signature. This occurs even though you have selected Use this signature by default on the Mail Format tab.


Compose the message in Outlook, or insert the signature after you create the message, but prior to sending.

To insert your signature in an open message:

  1. Position the insertion point at the location in the message body where you want the signature.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Signature, and then click to select the signature you want to insert.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


If you open a Web page using Internet Explorer, and on the File menu, point to Send, and click Page by E-mail, or Link by E-mail, your default automatic signature is not inserted in the message. If you right-click a file from your hard disk drive, point to Send, and then click Mail Recipient, your default automatic signature is not inserted in the message.


For additional information about how to set up and use an automatic signature, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

197360 OL2000: Using AutoSignatures in Outlook

For additional information about other issues when using automatic signatures and Outlook, please click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

218208 OL2000: AutoSignature vCard Can't Be Deleted in RTF Mail Format

206751 OL2000: AutoSignature Problems Using WordMail

196870 OL2000: AutoSignature Not Inserted in Custom Form Message

195974 OL2000: (CW) Additional Signature Inserted with Reply or Forward

195410 OL2000: Signature Not Added to Non E-mail Items When Forwarding

195400 OL2000: AutoSignature Uses Format of Received Message

Additional query words: OL2K

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