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Microsoft Working on Outlook Cloud Signatures

with 2 Comments by Tony Redmond

The news that Microsoft is working on cloud signatures for Outlook for Windows is welcome. The venerable Outlook client has long stored its signature information in the system registry, which makes it hard to move signatures from PC to PC. On the other hand, OWA stores its signatures in mailboxes, so the same signature is used no matter where you log in. Of course, OWA is a simpler client (no profiles, for instance), but it should be eminently possible to store everything Outlook needs in the cloud. At least for Outlook clients connected to Exchange Online...

Rights Management, Protection, and Email AutoSignatures

with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

Given the increased ways to apply rights management protection (encryption) to Exchange Online messages, the volume of encrypted traffic should rise. That's good for users because their email is protected, but it's not so good for ISVs who must deal with encrypted email. One such example is autosignature products, where server-based components can't touch protected email to add their text.