How to keep email signatures out of Teams and Yammer

While Teams and Yammer provide us a way to communicate without email, sometimes we still need to connect the conversation threads together.

Already in Teams we can surface Yammer threads, and in both products we can send emails in to become a thread in those platforms.

The problem is that when sending an email in to Teams or Yammer the entire content of the email goes across. This is most annoying when any email you create attaches an email signature – which generally occurs in Outlook be it desktop, mobile or web.

Effectively what your colleagues will see is a thread that starts with your email signature – at which point many people will stop reading as there is no context.

Using Exchange transport rules you can actually exclude email signatures from going along with your email to Yammer or Teams, however the requirement is that your signatures are applied by a cloud-based service on transit – and not by Outlook itself.

Continue reading this over at Exclaimer.

Let’s connect at Microsoft Summit Sydney!

If you’re planning on attending Microsoft Summit in Sydney between the 14-17 there’s a couple of ways you can catch me.

During the Partner Summit (Tuesday & Wednesday) I’ll be at the Exclaimer booth chatting with partners and demonstrating how they can improve their customer email experience and make some money along the way. I’ll be there the whole two days so if you’re around come past!

 

 

During the Tech Summit (Thursday & Friday) I’ll be delivering a couple of sessions:

– An overview of Microsoft Teams architecture, including security & compliance features (this is a session from Ignite 2017 that I’ll be delivering on behalf of Microsoft)

– Groups & Teams: Friend or foe (this is my own session from Ignite 2017 that was very positively reviewed)

 

Outside of those two sessions you’ll be able to find me either at the Exclaimer or Microsoft Teams booths. If you can’t find me, send me a tweet to @LoryanStrant and we’ll locate each other!

I won’t be there on the Friday, as I’m going camping and will be offline. 🙂

Let’s connect!