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#197888 16-Jun-2016 16:53
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Hi

 

 

 

I want to add a signature to my email that has the "find us on FB" logo linking to my FB page.

 

I also want have my contact detaILS.

 

I see there are quite a number of tools/ways to do this I want it nice and easy and to link to Thunderbird.

 

Was also thinking of a QR code ??? but not sure.

 

 

 

advice /help please.

 

 

 

Thanks


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  #1575424 16-Jun-2016 23:46
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Find us on FB? Yes.

 

QR codes? No.

 

Not everyone has a QR reader. It takes time to scan. It's not always reliable. Faster to search for something or if in email just hyperlink - tap or click and done. If you are reading an email on your smartphone how are you going to scan it?

 

 





 

 

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  #1575431 17-Jun-2016 00:30
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freitasm:

 

Find us on FB? Yes.

 

QR codes? No.

 

Not everyone has a QR reader. It takes time to scan. It's not always reliable. Faster to search for something or if in email just hyperlink - tap or click and done. If you are reading an email on your smartphone how are you going to scan it?

 

 

 

 

Ild have to agree with no to QR..

 

 

 

was watching sister struggle with her studies the other night while the power was out, the requirement to scan the QR code for the answers had her off trying to get a QR app.

 

QR codes are kinda everywhere, but also an utter pain really.

 

 

 

An email is a digital medium, what are you going to stick in the QR that cant be a hyperlink (be it textual or a image) and further more, how are people going to scan that QR code to do anything with it? two devices? screenshot? huge effort really.





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  #1575434 17-Jun-2016 01:28
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OK so the general opinion is no QR codes.
Now I am using Thunderbird and want to use a signature.
What is the best way to go about it ?

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  #1575435 17-Jun-2016 02:07
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With the number of people that do needlessly print emails out, a QR isnt a terrible idea, but the type of people that will print an email are not the sort that will scan it here. Asia is well up on the use of QR's since there are many people in business there that cannot really enter text to a phone.





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  #1575437 17-Jun-2016 02:27
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beenz: OK so the general opinion is no QR codes.
Now I am using Thunderbird and want to use a signature.
What is the best way to go about it ?

 

Go to Tools > Account Settings > Click on your account and set one.

 

Text is usually best, however you can set an image if you want to.

 

If you want text and an image make it in something else for example Microsoft Word, then screenshot it or use the Snipping tool to make an image of the text and image, so tha you can tell Thunderbird to use the image as your signature.


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  #1575982 17-Jun-2016 19:04
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lNomNoml:

 

beenz: OK so the general opinion is no QR codes.
Now I am using Thunderbird and want to use a signature.
What is the best way to go about it ?

 

Go to Tools > Account Settings > Click on your account and set one.

 

Text is usually best, however you can set an image if you want to.

 

If you want text and an image make it in something else for example Microsoft Word, then screenshot it or use the Snipping tool to make an image of the text and image, so tha you can tell Thunderbird to use the image as your signature.

 

 

 

 

Brillant can see how to do this.

 

Now I want to add a "find us on FB" logo which is proving tricky, all I want is a small discreet FB logo that I can hyperlink, but were to find it ?

 

 

 

thanks


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  #1576019 17-Jun-2016 21:04
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Dont link it, that will prompt email clients about loading remote content.

 

Just type what you want in word, and copy and paste into that box in outlook for your signature and it will embed the images properly into the emails you send.





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  #1576023 17-Jun-2016 21:13
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beenz:

 

 

 

I want to add a signature to my email that has the "find us on FB" logo linking to my FB page.

 

 

 

 

People still use Facebook?, fascinating...


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  #1576035 17-Jun-2016 21:33
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richms:

 

Dont link it, that will prompt email clients about loading remote content.

 

Just type what you want in word, and copy and paste into that box in outlook for your signature and it will embed the images properly into the emails you send.

 

 

I am using Thunderbird.


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  #1576039 17-Jun-2016 21:39
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I'd strongly recommend against putting images in signatures. A URL with "Find us on Facebook" is far more effective due to the fact almost everyone has images in emails blocked by default due to security.

 

Anything related to Facebook is blocked unless if I explicitly go to Facebook via the website on my network.





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