Outlook 2007 HTML/PNG signature links
Posted on 2011-09-06
I have setup a signature for myself using Adobe Fireworks. I basically have a PNG file and an corresponding HTML file. The HTML file adds links to the PNG file, so if the recipient of my signature clicks on my name it will automatically go to my website. The PNG file is on my web server, so the HTML file has a source link to the PNG file on my web server. So anybody who opens the email, the actual signature image will download from my webserver. So all I have to do is just paste that HTML file in the Signatures folder of Outlook (c:\documents and settings\<user>\application data\microsoft\signatures).
In Outlook 2003 I have no problems with this type of signature. I basically just have the HTML file in the Outlook signatures folder and all the links work perfectly fine on the PNG file. So if I send an email to my Gmail account using Outlook 2003, I can open the email and click on all the links in my signature.
In Outlook 2007 I am having some issues. The signature file loads up and everything, meaning my PNG file successfully loads from my web server, but the links in it dont work. For some reason Outlook 2007 strips or disables the links in the HTML file and only downloads the PNG file.
Does anybody know how or why this is happening in Outlook 2007? Is there an option to enable HTML links or something like that?