Adding signatures to email can be a real chore. Sometimes you can’t use images, or if you can, they’re not embedded and end up as attachments. And links to your social networks - forget about it! Some of the problems can be solved with “advanced” methods requiring some HTML knowledge. But if you’re frustrated with your email software’s signature options, give AirTime for Email a try. You’ll not only be able to create a good looking signature file but track clicks, target signatures by location or device and instantly update old signatures. All you need to do is insert a bit of code in your email.
AirTime for Email integrates with a number of email applications including Outlook and Gmail. There’s a free plan without the targeting and paid plans starting at $9.99 per month. The paid plans have a 15 day free trial and require no credit card to sign up. Oddly, the free plan does require credit card information but promises you’ll never be charged.
According to Entrepreneur (March 2013 issue), AirTime for Email launched about a year ago and currently has 300 paid and free customers. The cost to run the service is low, however, and they’re likely already profitable. That means they’ll be around for a while – or bought out. Nothing worse than finding a solution to an annoying problem and then it’s gone. But just in case, take a look at their blog devoted to those “advanced” methods for creating email
signatures in Outlook (makes an AirTime for Email account look pretty good…).