How to Add an Image to Your Gmail Signature

Embedding an Image into Gmail Signature

Not long ago we showed you how to create a signature in your Gmail or Tnetmail accounts. What if you want to add a little pizazz to your signature with an image? The following steps and video show you how to do just that.

  1. First be sure that the image you want to insert can be found on a public website.
  2. If it cannot, follow the following steps to create a URL for your image:
    • Open a My Computer window by clicking on start and then selecting My Computer.
    • In the address bar, type your FTP Site URL. Basically you are replacing http:// with ftp:// in your domain name. For example, for you would use If this does not work check the spelling of the domain. If something still is not working, contact your web hosting service.
    • A log on window will appear. Enter your FTP user name and password. If you do not know your user name or password, contact your hosting company (Tranquility: 573-443-3983). Click Log On.
    • Your website’s files should now be shown, and you should be able to upload images to your site’s hosting space.
    • If you are a Tranquility Hosting company, open the public_html folder. This is the only folder that is viewable by the public. Your hosting company may have another folder designated as publically viewable. Common names for your public folder may be USER or PUBLIC. Also, some hosting companies designate your public folder as the initial folder you login to.  If you’re unsure which folder to save your image in consider choosing a folder and testing with the steps below to see if it’s publically viewable.  If you are having challenges after a few test locations consider contacting your hosting company.
    • Next, it’s nice to keep all your images together in the same folder for organization, so if you have an existing images folder in the main directory, open it.  If you do not have an images folder may want to create one.
    • You can move your image into the folder by either a simple drag and drop or by copy and paste. (Note: the image name cannot contain any spaces.)
    • Once the image is done transferring to your hosting space check to make sure your image URL works by opening a web browser and entering your FTP address followed by the image name into the address bar. For example:
  3. After your image has a URL, log into your Gmail or Tnetmail account.
  4. Click on the settings gear at the top right corner of the page, and click on the settings option in the drop down box.
  5. While in the settings page, make sure you are in the general tab. Scroll down to “Signature.”
  6. You are now ready to insert your image. With your mouse cursor blinking where you want the image to be inserted, click on the “insert image” button in the formatting bar.
  7. Paste the image URL into the Image URL box that asks for it. If it worked correctly, an image preview should be shown below the URL. Click OK.
  8. The image should now be in your signature. You can resize it by clicking on the image. Then, you may select from “Small,” “Medium,” “Large,” “Original size,” and “Remove.”
  9. Scroll down and click on “save changes” to save your signature and image.

As always, contact Tranquility if you are interested in Tnetmail or have any questions regarding Gmail, Tnetmail, or our Internet services.

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