Setting Up Your Email Signature (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook)
DoYouBuzz recommends you to add, at the end of your emails, a HTML signaturere with a link to your CV. It's an easy and unintrusive way to spread your CV to your contacts.
Here is Gmail example :
1. Get the HTML code of your signature
Firtst, you need to get the signature from DoYouBuzz. From your CV :
- Go to the email signature page.
- Select and copy your signature
2. Configure you mail client
You now need to configure your account to tell it what signature to add.
- Click on Settings in the top right corner
- Scroll down until you reach the "Signature" option
- Paste your signature in the field displayed
- Click on the "Save changes" at the bottom of the page
Note : Please check that you send HTML mails if you want the HTML signature to be displayed ( uncheck the "plain text mode" checkbox)
- Click on the "Options" link at the top right, then on "Other options..."
- In the new window, click on the "Signature" link
- Click on the "Rich text" link in the top right corner
- Paste your signature
- Click on the "Validate" button in the top left corner
- Rendez-vous dans le menu “Outils” / “Options”
- Allez dans l’onglet “Format du courrier et cliquez sur “Signatures”
- Cliquez sur “nouveau” puis indiquez un nom
- Coller l’aperçu de votre signature dans le champ d’édition
- Cliquez sur OK
Please note that it's a little more complicated in Apple Mail (those guys don't always get it right...) ! Thanks to Patrick for the tip !
- You need to download the HTML file instead of a simple copy of your signature
- Open it with Safari (if it's not your default browser, make a right click then choose "Open with"). Then choose "File > Save as > Format : Web archive.
- In the mail client, open the Mail menu > Préférences, then the "Signatures" tab
- Create a new signature with the "+" button, type in anything you want (we will delete it afterwards). You can give a name to this signature (DoYouBuzz for instance).
- For Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and before, you need, with Finder, to go into the Home directory (or your user's name) > Library > Mail > Signatures
- Please note, on Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), it gets even harder : to open the Library menu, you need to : 1. Open the Finder. 2. Click on the "Go" menu at the top of the screen. 3. Once this menu is open, push the "Alt" key : the "Library" menu opens up and you just need to click on it.
- In this directory, find the file containing the new signature you created in Apple mail (It should be named like this : "325290EA-B363-49E5-9FAE-DDC5D3727ABE.webarchive")
- Copy its name then delete the file.
- Find the name of the file you downloaded from DoYouBuzz and change it's name with what you just copied ("325290EA-B363-49E5-9FAE-DDC5D3727ABE")
- Transfer this newly renamed file in the Home directory > Library > Mail > Signatures
- And here we are, when you write an email, you can choose your DoYouBuzz signature !
Outlook.com / ex-Live Messenger / ex-Hotmail (not supported)
Outlook.com has some tight limits on the number of letters n a signature. If you use that webmail, you might not be able to use your DoYouBuzz signature (unless you copy-past it everytime at the end of your email).