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.

  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.


7,372 Points
2014-04-14 9:30 am
To insert the image, you will need to simply add the image using HTML.
n/a Points
2014-05-19 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?

7,372 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?



7,372 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?


15,308 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



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?



7,266 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,

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. 

9,521 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! :)

15,308 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: 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.



15,308 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

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