Answered By: John Newman
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014     Views: 89

Creating signatures in OWA

If you are working in a corporate environment and also have access to your Exchange mailbox via Outlook Web Access (OWA), then you’ll notice that your Outlook signatures are not available there. You’ll have to set these up again in OWA as well.

You can find the Signature option in OWA in the following locations;

  • OWA 2003
    Options button in the left bottom corner-> section Messaging Options-> button Edit Signature…
  • OWA 2007
    Options button in the top right corner-> section Messaging-> E-mail Signature
  • OWA 2010
    Options button in the top right corner-> section Settings-> tab Mail

Adding images to OWA signatures

You’ll find the options available to you to be quite similar to the options that are available in Outlook. However, an option that you mind find missing is to add an image to your signature. Via a workaround, it is still possible to add this in the following way;

  1. Place the picture on a web location if it is not available on-line yet like for instance the company logo on the corporate website.
  2. Browse to this location on the web.
  3. Right click on the picture that you want to add and choose Copy.
  4. Right click in the signature in OWA and choose Paste.
  5. Click “No” when you get a security prompt about content coming from a non-HTTPS source.
  6. Don’t forget to save the signature by pressing the Save button in the Options screen.

If the picture does not show up and a text-based link is displayed instead, disable the S/MIME control in OWA via the Security section.