Recently, a blogger friend of mine asked me how I got the social media icons (with links) on my email signature. If you recently received an email from me, then you might’ve seen it too. My email signature contains my name, a link to my blog – JaypeeOnline, links to my LinkedIn profile, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter account and my Google profile and at the bottom is a link to my latest blog post.
My “cool” email signature is powered by a Firefox addon/extension called WiseStamp. This is not a new addon and some of you might have heard of it before or probably even using it already (version 1.0 was released back in July of 2008). Anyways, I wanted to share it because I know there are still many people who don’t know about WiseStamp.
WiseStamp lets you customize your email signature – choose the font style, size & color, add images, lets you add RSS feeds – share blog posts, bookmarks, videos, quotes, etc., add links to social media and social networking profiles/accounts – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Flickr, FriendFeed, Digg, Plurk, MySpace, Tumblr, IM services and many more. With WiseStamp, you can also create multiple email signatures that you can use for personal or business emails.
To know more about WiseStamp email signatures, here’s a quick video tour:
By default, WiseStamp will automatically insert an email signature when you compose an email. This feature can be turned on/off from the settings page. If you have multiple email signatures, it will select the default signature that you specified in the settings page. To access WiseStamp or edit your existing signatures, just click on the WiseStamp icon found on the bottom part of your browser or via Tools > WiseStamp.
Right now, WiseStamp is available as an extension for Mozilla Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome and Mozilla Thunderbird. It also works with most webmail providers – Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, AOL, etc.
The email signature I’m using is a pretty simple one. I’ve seen other email signatures that are more fancy and more creative. If you’re having a hard time designing or choosing a template for your email signature, you might want to check out the WiseStamp signature template gallery for some inspiration.
To download the WiseStamp extension or learn more about it, visit WiseStamp.com.
What do you think of the WiseStamp Firefox extension? Anyone else using WiseStamp email signatures? What other features or options would you like to see added to WiseStamp? Please share your thoughts.