Outlook for Windows is introducing e-mail signatures that will be stored in the cloud rather than being stored locally on a user’s Windows PC.
Microsoft will begin rolling this out to a Beta targeted channel in late September and then have it completed by the end of October. And this feature will be enabled by default.
Traditionally, Outlook email signatures were stored locally on a user’s Windows computer. With this feature enabled, signatures will be stored on Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud and be associated with an Office 365 email account.
Signatures will be stored within the user’s mailbox and will be available on any devices running Outlook for Windows that has been configured with that email account.
When the feature becomes available, Outlook will read the existing local signatures and will copy signatures selected as default for New messages or Replies/forwards to the account mailbox, making them available across multiple devices.
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