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    We've already shown you how to access the signature function, which allows the same piece of text to be automatically pasted that the end of every email created, in Google's Gmail. However, Microsoft's rival webmail service, Hotmail, also offer the same function. Here's how to add signatures to any emails you create in Hotmail.

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    Free webmail services, such as Google's Gmail, are just as good as using an email address from your ISP coupled with an email client such as Microsoft's Outlook. They ensure users can access the same functions, such as email forwarding and even the ability to add a signature to every message that's sent.

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    Like many web users, you've probably got more than one webmail account. However, it can certainly be a chore remembering to regularly check all of these email accounts.

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    We've already shown you how to make yourself more efficient by configuring one webmail service, in our case Gmail, to check all of your other email addresses rather than remembering to log in to each one separately.

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