Plain, typed email signatures lack the charm and personality of your name written in cursive with a pen or pencil. While Outlook.com allows you to create a signature using a cursive script font, the Windows Mail app limits you to basic, unadorned, unformatted, sterile text. If you must add that personal touch to your email, however, you can get around Mail's restrictions by pasting a graphic image of your signature typed using a cursive font into the body of your message.

Step 1

Launch Paint, click "Text," the "Font family" drop-down list and then select a cursive-style font like Blackadder ITC, Vladimir Script, Vivaldi or Palace Script MT.

Step 2

Click your mouse near the left side of the drawing area, hold down the mouse button and then drag the pointer down and to the right to create an rectangular area large enough to contain your signature.

Step 3

Type your name and then click anywhere outside of the rectangle holding your name.

Step 4

Press "Ctrl-A" and then click "Crop."

Step 5

Place the cursor above and to the left of the first letter of your signature, hold down the left mouse button and then drag the cursor down and to the right until the rectangular selection area surrounds all the letters.

Step 6

Release the mouse button, click "Crop" and then "Save" to save the image of your signature for future use.

Step 7

Press "Ctrl-A" and then "Ctrl-C" to copy your signature from Paint.

Step 8

Launch Windows Mail and start your new message.

Step 9

Press "Enter" after the last line of your message and then press "Ctr-P" to paste your signature into the body of the message. It may take a few seconds for the image to appear.

Step 10

Click "Send" to send your message and signature. You signature will be included as an email attachment.