Email signatures are generally used to display the sender's name and contact information at the end of an email. Sometimes they are used to give website links or even memorable anecdotes. Regardless of what you wish to make your signature say, it is much easier if this content is automatically added to the end of every email instead of having to add it manually for each email. Below are instructions that teach you how to add your own custom email signature within your Horde email client.

Creating an email signature in Horde

  1. Log into your Webmail dashboard and choose the Horde option.
  2. From the Horde dashboard, go to the top of the screen and at the right look for the icon that looks a gear. When you click on this icon there will be a series of drop down menus. Simply hover over Preferences and then click on Mail when the menu appears.
  3. Click on the section labeled Personal Information.
  4. In the Personal Information section you can see two drop-down menus. One is for your default identity and the other allows you to select the identity you want to edit. The second drop-down menu also allows you to create a NEW identity if necessary. These identities allow you to specify the sender's email information including: your full name, the email from address, a reply-to email address, addresses for BCC, and a signature.

    personal-info
  5. From this page, you are able to create your signature. Scroll down until you find the Signature field. This is located at the bottom of the screen. You can create a text signature using the first box labeled Your signature. If you want to create an HTML signature, then use the editor at the bottom of the screen. If you leave the HTML editor blank, then the text signature will be used. add-signature
  6. When you have finished creating your desired signature, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
You have now completed creating a signature for your Horde mail. Below is a screen shot of the email signature displaying in your email when you create a new email message.
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n/a Points
2014-04-14 4:22 am

How can I insert my company logo in my signature? I don't see an option. When I copy and paste it just shows it as text.

Thanks

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-04-14 9:30 am
To insert the image, you will need to simply add the image using HTML.
n/a Points
2014-07-29 7:03 am

still i didnt get it to my signature, when i go for compose its not showing, whats the reason in webmail

 

Staff
20,863 Points
2014-07-29 7:36 am
Hello pallavi,

We just wrote an article about adding a logo or image to your signature. Please check out that article. It has been tested and ensured it works.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-05-19 9:47 pm

Horde has a new altered format and this option doesn't appear any more, and I have lost me previous signature. ANy help?

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-05-20 8:26 am
Due to the recent change in Horde, the settings have changed a bit. To access it now, hover over the same Settings icon, Preferences, then click on Mail. From here, click on Personal Information. You should then see your signature field there again.
n/a Points
2014-06-04 5:03 am

I am using Horde to access email at bluehost and would like to create a customised footer / signiture. Although it is easy enough to create a text line I cant get the "insert an image" option to work and the screen just locks up! Anybody know how to do this?

Thanks,

Keith

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-06-04 8:42 am
It works correctly here at InMotion so I'm not sure what Bluehost has going on over there. I recommend contacting them for a resolution.
n/a Points
2014-06-04 9:04 am

Thanks Jeff I will ask them.

n/a Points
2014-06-25 12:13 am

Hi, still can't put my logo into signature?

Thanks

Staff
20,863 Points
2014-06-25 7:50 am
Hello Mohammad,

This article does not cover logos specifically, but you would use the HTML signature portion to add an image to your signature. Be sure to use a correct URL and test it before saving the configuration.

I have created and tested a logo in an HTML signature without issue, so it should also work for you. Note that when checking the test email in Horde it defaulted to the text version (for email and signature) but when using my office email and gmail, it defaulted to the HTML email and the logo displayed.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-06-27 9:43 am

I was able to add my signature following your instructions but what it's doing is putting the signature all the way at the end of an email - so, when I reply, instead of the signature going under my reply, it's going all the way at the bottom of the email.  It appears:

 

My reply

Original message

Signature

 

I want the signature to appear below my email, NOT all the way at the bottom, where it makes no sense.  I can't figure out how to correc that - can you help?

 

Thanks!

Staff
10,997 Points
2014-06-27 11:25 am
Hello Jane,

Thank you for your question. This setting is coded into Horde, so unfortunately, cannot be changed.

Here is a link to a cpanel forum, where they are discussing the same issue.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-08-28 1:14 am

I too have been trying to find a way to have my signature follow my replies.  On all the Horde lists, I just kept being told that it should not be done that way becuase it is against net-etiquite, is confusing, is not the best way to do it, blah blah blah.  It seems so counter-intuitive not to have each respective communicants signature below their e-mail so that you know exactly who sent what quoted langauge.  Out of luck for now.

n/a Points
2014-09-02 1:13 am

This is also pissing me off.

My signature belongs below what I said, not at the bottom of the email.

If I respond to a new client via email asking them to give me a call; I now have to tell them to scroll to the bottom of the email to find my number, or to check something on my website.  

At least put the signature in the response so that I can cut and paste it to where it needs to be!

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-09-02 2:13 pm
Horde will indeed place the signature later in the email after it is sent and cannot be edited on the fly. Other email clients such as Thunderbird or Outlook are able to change these on the fly.
Staff
18,460 Points
2014-09-02 2:19 pm
Hello Frank,

Sorry for the frustration with the Horde signature functionality. We unfortunately don't make the software, it's created by a third party. You can go to the forums for Horde email and let the developers know what you want. Other than that, you can either copy your HTML signature somewhere and then paste it in repeatedly, or use a different email client.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-06-27 11:24 pm

My signature is for some reason invisible when I compose a message. It does appear when I send the mail but why is it not visible when typing. 

Staff
9,968 Points
2014-06-28 2:37 am
Hello eric,

This is just the way that Horde works when composing a new message. Unfortunately you do not see your signature, it just adds it when the message is sent.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-07-03 7:13 am

Hello! I am also trying to insert and image in my email singature, but am unable to figure out how to upload an image.  I have read your other responses and tried following them, but the link that you have given about how to add an image doesn't make sense to me.  If I am sending an email how could the email know where the the image is coming from (pardon my ignorance) and also when I click on the image icon that is directly to the left of flash icon a box pops up that doesn't even give me an option to upload an image. Please explain what I should do here.

Also, I have tried to send an email in html, but was not able to upload an image their either. I look forward to you help, thank you! :)

Staff
20,863 Points
2014-07-03 8:02 am
Hello Tiffany,

Horde does not allow the uploading of an image into it's signature. You would need to have the image stored elsewhere, say on your account. From there you would enter the URL of the image. You would need to know the exact location of the file. For example: http://www.example.com/imags/logo.gif and insert that into the URL field.

As far as entering a logo into the signature, you simply need to enter the full URL like I described above. The other article about inserting images into the body is not needed as the little box you enter the URL in will create that code for you behind the scenes.

I did see an upload button when trying to add an image to the body of the email using the HTML version. I tested this as well just to be sure and it worked fine. You can also enter the full URL of an item like you have to do with the signature image too if you wish.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-07-21 3:56 am

Ive successfully created a html signature and the preferences were saved but I keep getting this message when I sent a new message:

Can't attach contact information: You didn't mark a contact as your own yet.

Please tell me how to fix this.

thanks,

Loz

Staff
20,863 Points
2014-07-21 2:52 pm
Hello Loz,

You will need to add yourself to your address book. Once you finish that you will see a link that says "mark as your own". I believe this is in the upper right corner. Once done, your address book entry will be marked as your own contact. This should cause this error to go away.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-07 5:30 pm
When I tried editing the Personal Information, I couldn't access a page on which to create a signature; that is, that option did not appear. Please advise.
Staff
10,022 Points
2014-08-13 12:29 pm
Could you clarify what exactly you see?
n/a Points
2014-08-13 12:24 pm

I followed the instrutions to create signature, saved it. 

When i created a new message, the signature does not show up. 

Could you please help me. 

thanks

Kim Ho

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-08-13 12:30 pm
Are there multiple identities listed within the signature page? Check to ensure that the identity that you are editing the signature for is the identity that you are sending from.
n/a Points
2014-08-13 12:34 pm

I edited the default identity.

thanks

 

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-08-13 12:40 pm
Are you still not seeing the signature for messages composed using Horde?
n/a Points
2014-08-13 12:45 pm

No , I stll can not see the signature. 

I did log out the webmail and log back in. 

There must be something that I did not select. 

Please help

Thanks

Kim Ho

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-08-13 12:59 pm
Have you tested this by sending a message and checking it? Please keep in mind that the signature may not appear in the composition box, but will then appear once received by the recipient.
n/a Points
2014-08-28 10:37 am

Eventhough the signature shows in the recipient's email but it is very inconvenient that it does not show on the email. It does not look a complete email and sometime you are not sure if the recipient actually see the signature or not. 

 

Staff
20,863 Points
2014-08-28 11:19 am
Hello Kim Ho,

That is the default behavior for the Horde mail client, unfortunately.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-13 1:07 pm

Thank you so much, Jeff, for your help.

Yes, it did show up on the receipient email. 

Kim

n/a Points
2014-08-13 1:17 pm

Hi Jeff, 

Is there an option to make the signature appear on the reply message?

Pls let me know

thanks

Kim

Staff
18,460 Points
2014-08-13 1:33 pm
Hello Kim,

If you have a preset reply message and you want a signature to appear, you need to make sure your signature is already a part of the reply. If it's in HTML, then your reply message will need to be in HTML format so that you can add your signature.

Regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-08-15 5:09 am

Hi..I need a favor.

 

maybe I already make a changes on my email setting.

unfortunately, i didnt receive any email / cant see a new email.

I tried to send new email from horde to my other email n reply it from my other email, still didnt receive the new email / cant see a new email. I've tried few times.

 

help me.... tq much.

Staff
10,997 Points
2014-08-15 10:11 am
Hello mas,

Thank you for contacting us today. There are several things you can check in regard to email problems.
  1. Make sure your domain is Pointed to our Nameservers

  2. Check that your domain is added to cPanel. (If it is not the primary domain)

  3. Ensure you have created the email accounts in cPanel.
  4. If your problems persist, contact Live Support, so they can review your mail logs in real-time.
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-09-02 2:53 pm

Totally agreed with you, Frank! too bad HOrde did not see that inconvenience. 

If I don't see the signature at the end of the email, I was wondering if the recipient sees it or not. 

But I like the outlook of Horde email better than Squirrel. So I got rid of the signature, prepare a signature on a word document, copy and paste it in the body of my email. 

Kim H

 

 

 

n/a Points
2014-10-13 12:32 pm

How can I add a facebook and twitter icon in my signature that links to the company pages within Horde?

Staff
20,863 Points
2014-10-13 1:06 pm
Hello AJ,

You will simply need to follow the instructions in our article for adding an image or logo. That should be what you need.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-10-17 12:53 pm

I'm sorry but I've followed your directions on the new link that you put up. It just doesn't work. Yes, I've done *everything* that you've described. I just get a blank email, no signature. I put in my logo, the text is in Bold with color and I put in a hyperlink. Nothing shows up.The only way it works is if I do it manually each time. Ugh!  Don't understand why it's so difficult to get a Signature to be embedded in an email. It appears that I'm not the only one who's having this problem as well. 

 

Matt Morgan

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-10-17 12:58 pm
Please keep in mind that signatures may not appear when composing the mail. Do you see anything on the recipient's end when the mail is sent?
n/a Points
2014-10-17 1:05 pm

Jeff,

Yes, I'm aware of that and that's not a problem. It's just that it doesn't show up on the email that's sent.

Thanks,

Matt

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-10-17 1:10 pm
As anonymous comments do not appear to the public until we manually approve them, could you provide your email credentials here so that i can take a look?
n/a Points
2014-10-17 3:01 pm

Of course, where do I send it to?

Staff
10,022 Points
2014-10-17 3:10 pm
As nobody but us can see these comments until approved, you can just leave it here in a comment.
n/a Points
2014-10-17 4:19 pm

matt@***********.com is the email address

Staff
10,997 Points
2014-11-19 11:45 am
Hello Matt,

I tested the signature function on one of our shared accounts, and the signature sends/saves successfully.

This may be a server or permission issue you are experiencing. I looked the email address up (you provided privately), and it looks like Godaddy handles the email for that domain. I recommend contacting Godaddy, so they can review the server/your account for issues.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-11-19 5:39 am

Hi,

looks like in my webmail, that "signature" box is not shown...?

i don't know how to attach an image here.. to show you that the signature box is not there.. :(

 

Staff
10,997 Points
2014-11-19 12:50 pm
Hello monyong,

Thank you for contacting us. If you do not see the signature box in Horde, you may be using a different version, or there may be a problem.

I could not locate an account for you on our server. But, I recommend contacting the company that is hosting your email, so they can test/investigate further.

Thank you,
John-Paul
Staff
10,022 Points
2014-12-02 5:22 pm
Based on the content that you entered in the comment, it looks like you are attempting to place the entire HTML code into the address. Simply place the following in there:

mailto:admin@etacolleges.com?subject=UNSUBSCRIBE&body=Please%20unsubscribe%20me%20from%20your%20mailing%20list

n/a Points
2014-12-03 9:04 am

Hi JeffMa,

Thanks for the reply on my question but it didn't solve my problem. I'm getting to the link box, insert the URL and then nothing happens when I click OK or Cancel.  I have to close the email and reopen.  Of course, nothing has been saved. Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks, Barb

Staff
18,460 Points
2014-12-03 3:11 pm
Hello Barb,

Thanks for the question and sorry for the continued problems. If you're adding this in the Horde Signature, when you highlight the words you're using for the link, click on the drop down arrow and choose EMAIL, instead of using LINK. Then fill in what you're trying to add for you unsubscribe link. This should accomplish what you're trying to do with that HTML. The editor puts it in for you.

If you're trying to do something different, please let us know where you are in the program and the steps you're taking so that we can try to duplicate your efforts.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-12-04 9:15 am

Thank you!  It worked!  I appreciate your assistance.

 

Barb

n/a Points
2014-12-17 11:28 am

I've just put my company logo at the HTML editor. but I don't see my

company logo at the end of an email.

what is the problem?

Staff
18,460 Points
2014-12-17 12:57 pm
Hello Eddy,

Thanks for the question. There apparently is no problem, you just will NOT see the signature when you're composing the email. I just tested and the HTML signature I created only appears when you use HTML composition in creating the message. Also, only the receiver of the message will see the signature.

Apologies for the confusion, but that is how it works with Horde at this point. You may be interested in using Roundcube as your webmail client if you want to be able to see the signature within the email composition window.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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