Organizations will have a smooth transition from eMailSignature "classic" to Xink.
- For instance, it's possible to run Xink and "classic" concurrently.
In general, the switch to Xink is a move toward a so-called "Email Signature Platform".
For instance, the Xink platform provides things like role-based access control capability.
Moving forward, the product is re-branded as Xink (as we as company re-branded back in 2014).
You no longer have to maintain everything on premises. Many clients have no installation on servers when upgrading to latest version.
- The eMailSignature management console is replaced by the Xink browser-based administration login.
- Your SQL database is NOT replaced - It's used when you want to manage OWA/Mobile email signature with Exchange Server on premises.
- Sign.exe is replaced by the Xink client app which updates Outlook (Win/Mac) and Apple Mail (Mac) during office hours (not only during domain logon).
- The license key is replaced by your company login (you can assign login to the responsible department using role-based access control).
With current eMailSignature maintenance subscription, you are licensed to upgrade at no extra cost.
- You are also licensed to get OWA/Mobile email signature updated with both Exchange Server on premises and with Exchange online (Office 365).
- Quick comparison between 'classic' and 'current' versions.
We will come with an on-prem -> Xink data update tool that will automate some of the tasks, but this tool is not in the short term pipeline.
1. How to request Xink login
- Keep eMailSignature running (it can run together with Xink until you are ready to switch).
- Contact us or submit a support ticket and request your Xink login.
- Let us know where do you want your email signature data? In the US or in the European Union?
2. How to copy/paste templates
- Open eMailSignature and copy templates (copy from HTML source).
- Login to Xink > Signatures menu, click signature, click Source button and paste HTML source.
- Click field and insert Xink field (Standard Xink fields have other names).
3. How to add employees
- Read users from Azure Active Directory (AAD).
- Read users from SQL data source. You use AD Export to keep users in Xink alive and then the API to update their information based on your SQL source.
4. How to assign email signatures
- How to set company default email signatures.
- How to set email signatures for groups.
- How to set email signatures for individuals.
Specifically for clients using Assistant module:
5. How to update Outlook (desktop)
Install the Xink App for Outlook (Windows) using invitation email (for non-domain users).
Install the Xink App unattended as an MSI/oAuth2 package (for Citrix/RDS).
6. How to update mobile devices
7. How to update Outlook on the web (OWA)
8. How to stop eMailSignature
- Stop executing Sign.exe during domain login (typically found in NETLOGON share).
- When you move to Office 365, you can also uninstall eMailSignature (found in add/remove programs) and delete the SQL database (default name is eMailSignature).
10. How to add additional users
- Contact us and we'll add additional users to your Xink login - Or you can activate additional users using your credit card (Subscription menu).
- You can move to monthly subscription if you prefer - or stay with yearly subscription and then we pro-rate additional users.
- Pricing incl. support/upgrades.