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Using disclaimer rules as signatures

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  • I'll start by prefacing that I have little to no HTML or CSS experience.

    I've begun experimenting with using the disclaimer feature in Exchange 2013 to add personalized signatures to users' messages. I'm also trying to stylize the signature text with fonts and color via HTML.

    Currently, the signature text appears correctly in Outlook and webmail internally, but the font, color, and size attributes don't seem to survive when sent to a Gmail account. Instead, the signature appears to only display in plain text.

    After some research, I was told that Gmail strips a lot of HTML code from incoming messages and to instead convert my code to inline CSS, which Gmail should leave alone. I've been using MailChimp's "CSS Inliner Tool", but the code output is always the same as the code input. I figured maybe the code I wrote is already in inline CSS format?

    Here is an example of what I'm trying to use:

    <p><span style="font-family:sans-serif;color:#008DAC;text-decoration:none">
    My Name </span><span style="font-family:sans-serif;color:#4D4D4D;text-decoration:none">
    | My Title</span></p>

    The following also did not work:

    <p><font face="Arial" color ="#008DAC">
    My Name </font><font face="Arial" color ="#4D4D4D">
    | My Title</font></p>

    Can anyone please help me figure out why Gmail appears to be stripping the font formatting and style that are working internally.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:45 PM

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