As of yesterday, Gmail began letting you add pictures and links to your email signature. An email signature is the text that appears automatically at the end of each of the emails you send.

If you have more than one email address, you can have more than one signature. And  that signature can get pretty jazzy.

Our Gmail signature contains a caricature of ourselves we ordered from, plus a list of the newspapers in which our column appears, and a link to our website and Twitter page.

To add a signature, click “Settings” from your Gmail page. Scroll to the signature area. Type in the text you want, and click the picture icon to add a picture. Click the chain icon to add a link. We noticed that the picture must come from the web, so you’ll want to upload it to some photo site or other repository first. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can get one for free from, and have all your email automatically forwarded there. You can even make it appear that the email you send is coming from your old address rather than your new Gmail account.

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