You have created your signature template and you are happy with the layout and design. However, you've noticed a pop up appear in the preview window advising you of a 10,000 character limit.
In this article, we will go through some of the tips, tricks and methods to prevent this issue from occurring.
There are many ways you can shorten a URL within an email signature and it is suggested to do so where possible. An example of this is the Google Maps links, they can be extremely long and will add to the Character limit.
There are many free tools available that can shorten links to a much more manageable size.
Combine elements in your design
The first method to reduce the amount of HTML that the email signatures are generating is to simplify the signature down. Is there information that you can combine into one text box such as an email address and web address or even a physical address.
Some information you may not be able to combine, such as dynamic information.
Use Tables to create the signature layout
In some cases, it is better to use tables to separate your information, this actually creates less HTML than grouping elements.
Reduce the amount of data being displayed
Think about the information you are putting into your signature template. For example, do you really need to display an Email Address? Can you remove the Website URL and simply have this as a clickable link on your logo or social media icon?
Do you need a Legal Disclaimer? Are there other ways to display this?
Legal Disclaimers in email signatures are typically required by Law, however, how this information is displayed can vary and you can simply add this in by creating a link for the end user to click on instead. Check with your Legal Team before hand to ensure there is no legal requirement for you to have this displayed on your emails.