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How To change the default font from the Signature in Outlook by GPO or Registry?.

Hi everyone. I'm trying to change the default font from the signatures in Outlook using a GPO which modifies the registry from the domain computers/users.

So, i already have read a lot of instructions but any of them worked.

The main function of this is to change the fonts from all signatures already created by the users which they used Calibri by default.
I want to change Calibri to Arial but it seems that i've already set as default all fonts in outlook to Arial but the changes are not applied to the signatures (when i create a new one the default template is in Calibri).

Does anyone has a suggestion for this? we're using office 365 and 2016

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Thank you very much for your time.

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Hi @AbelTana-0835,
Thanks for your update and reply.
By the way, in order to close this thread normally, would you mind clicking the "Accept" button to kindly accept helpful reply you think as the answer.
Grateful to your understanding and support.
Best regards.

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JeffYang-MSFT answered AbelTana-0835 commented

Hi @AbelTana-0835,

Welcome to our forum!

I want to change Calibri to Arial but it seems that i've already set as default all fonts in outlook to Arial but the changes are not applied to the signatures (when i create a new one the default template is in Calibri).

I indeed tested and researched a lot to try changing the default Signature font in Outlook but failed to find an effective method to change this. Just got the same test results as yours, Outlook default email message font and the default Signature font are two different settings. Tried using custom stationary and themes, manually changing the default email message font, but both of them will not influence the default Signature font. Tried Process Monitor to observe which registry values will change when modifying the signature font, but also could not get much helpful information. I also did a lot of search about Outlook signature-related Registry value, however, negative as well.

So, I'm afraid that we are not able to change this default Signature font by ourselves.

Here is some other Signature Registry Settings I found, for your reference:
Outlook Signature Registry Settings
How to: Disable End-User's Ability to Add, Edit, & Remove Outlook Signatures
(Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.)


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Thanks a lot for taking your time and helping me.

I've already checked those links you send me, but it is nice to confirm that what i need to do, it cant be done.

I'm glad because i dont really want to spend time in this useless change.

Thank you again!

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Hi @AbelTana-0835,
It has been a while, how is everything going now?
By the way, in order to close this thread, please kindly mark helpful replies or your own reply as answers. Thanks for your understanding and support.

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Hi Jeff!! i'm sorry to late reply.
I marked your answer as accepted. It is ok , do i need to change anything else?

Thank you very much!!

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AdamAardvark-9315 answered AbelTana-0835 commented

I'm afraid I haven't been able to discover the secret behind the signature's default style, either.
Changing font family retrospectively probably won't be possible, since it's already coded in the HTM files Outlook generates.
You can, however, use VBScript and GPO to inject personalized email signatures with the formatting you desire to each user's Outlook settings. Take a look at the following article to learn how: Active Directory Outlook Signature – VBScript
If your ultimate objective is to unify email signatures in desktop Outlook, it should do its job.

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That you too Adam for taking you time and give me a response.

I'm going to suggest your solution but i believe they are not going to agree.

TBH i don't mind if they don't want to change it. I think it's an unnecessary change to do.

Thanks a lot!!!!

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