Tips to Resolve Issues while attempting to save or update a signature in Outlook

The Ms Detail view of the signature box of a contract with a pen.Outlook client offers several interesting features that allow you to personalize your email. Outlook Signatures for instant serve as a brand message and can contain valuable contact information that gets automatically inserted into every new message. In Outlook you can create signatures that contain hyperlinks, images and creative text. While it is very easy to create a signature in Outlook, saving them or updating them at times may prove difficult. Let’s look at some of issues that you can experience and explore tips that can resolve them.


Updating an Outlook Signature seems to fail

At times when you update your email signature, it fails to save or it reverts back to your old signature. This typically can occur due to an intermittent issue with the application’s system files and you should attempt to shutdown Outlook and try updating your signature again. Also check whether you have roaming profiles which are not interfering with the signature updates.


Check File Block Settings

In many cases attempts to save an Outlook signature may fail if File Block settings in Office are tailored to prevent web pages from being saved. To resolve the issue you would have to head away from the Outlook application and open Ms Word instead as it is used to edit Signatures in Outlook.  To achieve the same perform the steps listed below

  1. Launch the Ms Word application and head to the File tab
  2. Now click on the Help option and then move to Options
  3. Next you need to hit the Trust Center tab and then click on its Settings
  4. Once the Trust Center Setting screen comes up, click on File Block options
  5. In the next screen just click on Restore defaults, this would reset the settings that are optimal.

By default Ms Word allows web pages to be saved and you should be able to save your signatures with ease. There may be a case where despite attempting to change the settings, restrictions remain in saving web pages. Now this can only logically happen in offices where administrators employ group policies to enforce restrictions. In such a scenario you should consult the technical support team in your office for further assistance.


PST Errors in Outlook are not to be trifled with

As an Outlook user, error messages popping up on you may not seem to be too surprising. However if any of these errors relate to a PST file; it is utmost important for you to consider a contingency plan. A PST crash can compromise all the data stored in the email client and leave you without access to your valued emails. Thus investing in an outlook recovery tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair is a must, the moment you sight a PST error message. This specific application is designed to deal with the most challenging incidents of PST corruption and can work on files of any size. Primed with the capacity to tackle different underlying formats, the application can be used recover PST files stored on virtual drives or even in Norton ghost image files.


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