Use Google Picasa to host your Gmail signature
To add an image into your Gmail signature you need it to be hosted, either on a web server or - using this tip - on a Picasa account.
With your Google Apps account, you can sign in to Picasa and start to store images - as long as you are logged in to Google Apps - and your administrator has enabled Picasa - you won't need to set up a new Picasa account. If one of the images you store is your company logo, you can use the steps below to add that logo to your signature.
- Log in to your Google Apps account
- Go to picasaweb.google.com
- Click on Upload and add your company logo (if it is not already uploaded) - ignore the album name for now, we'll do that later
- Click on the Home tab and you will see your new album - click on it
- To the right of the screen you will see a thumbnail of the logo with Only you next to it. Click on edit.
- Under Album information, edit the album name etc and set the visibility to Limited, anyone with the link - save your changes
- Right click on the uploaded logo and select Copy image URL (or Image Location in Firefox) - this will be needed to add the logo to Gmail
- Now, open Gmail and go to your Mail Settings. Scroll down to the signature box and click on the add image icon
- Paste in the image URL you just copied and your company logo should appear in the box next to Web address URL, click OK
- You should now see your logo in your signature
- Scroll down to the bottom and save your settings
- Send yourself or a colleague an email to test it has worked!
Let us know in the comments if you any questions about adding a signature to Gmail - via Picasa or another method. Don't forget, you can also use the Canned Responses lab to embed an image into your signature - and that way you don't need to host your logo on a web server.