Weird "fields" started popping up in my Outlook autosignature

I cant figure this out. All of a sudden...yesterday morning, my Outlook 2010 autosignature started having these pink fields show up. I have done nothing to the server or Outlook (that I know of) but they just started appearing. I have disabled every addon beside Exchange but Outlook continues to throw these things in the signature. I have looked at the signature and it shows correct. I even deleted the signature and created new and they are still there. Anyone seen this before?

Thanks
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Mark LewisAsked:
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Try running Outlook in safe mode. There's a difference vs manually disabling stuff.

Can you see the pink when you edit the autosignature, or does it just show in the message?
Mark LewisAuthor Commented:
Good call. It's not there in safe mode and no you cant see it in edit mode.
Mark LewisAuthor Commented:
The ads-ons I have are part of larger pieces of software (Acrobat for example). Is there a way of getting rid of just the add-ons in outlook besides just turning them off? And yes, I am gonna look at Google ;)
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Okay, good. If it works in safe mode, then the problem is definitely an add-in.

Rather than repeat, there are instructions here on steps to take after safe mode: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/i-can-t-start-microsoft-outlook-2016-2013-or-2010-or-receive-the-error-cannot-start-microsoft-office-outlook-cannot-open-the-outlook-window-d1f69da6-b333-4650-97bf-4d77bd7abb85
Mark LewisAuthor Commented:
Nevermind..Found it:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins
Mark LewisAuthor Commented:
Well, that didnt seem to work. I deleted a bunch of keys for the addins I dint need. Restarted Outlook and all the Microsoft addin like the social connector was not only still there, but had re-enabled. I turned them back off but the crap is still there.
CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Hello Mark,
Just to make sure, can you see those pink fields when you create a message, or after the message is sent?
If it appears after the message is sent, it might be caused by a badly configured mail flow rule. Take a look at the Exchange Admin Center > mail flow > rules and check if any of them has the append the disclaimer action configured.
Otherwise, take a look at the physical location of the email signature (See Outlook email signature location to help you find where it is), open the signature in a text editor and look for any strange styling.

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Mark LewisAuthor Commented:
That fixed the issue! There was all kinds of HTML code in the signature. I removed it and all is good. I still have no idea where it came from but it's gone now. Thanks
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Hmm... Seems strange that safe mode also fixed the problem then. Oh well.
Mark LewisAuthor Commented:
I was thinking that too but here's the garbage that was in the htm file:

is from the law firm Gallivan,
            <ns0:place><w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr><ns0:City>White</ns0:City>
            <w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr><ns0:State>&amp;</ns0:State>
            <w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr><ns0:State>Boyd</ns0:State>,
            <w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr><ns0:State>PA</ns0:State></ns0:place> and may be
            a confidential and privileged&nbsp;legal communication to the named
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