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Prevent Signature inclusion on Templates and Forms

I have a message template (oft-file) which already contains a custom signature to match the template. However, each time that I create a new message based upon that template, my default signature also gets added.

Is there any way to prevent my default signature from being added when using templates?

If there is a default signature configured in Outlook, then opening a message template or custom form (oft-file) will automatically insert a signature as well. You can prevent this from happening via a Registry change.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<version>\Outlook\Options
Value name: NoAutosigOnCustomForms
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Prevent the default signature from being added to Templates by modifying the Registry.
Prevent the default signature from being added to Templates by modifying the Registry.

After setting this key upon opening an oft-file, no signature will be added. New messages, replies and forwards will still have a default signature as configured. If you have templates that still require a signature to be added, you can do this manually or choose to update the template with a signature included.

Note: For more about using Signatures see; Creating, using and managing Signatures



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