HTML signature in Mozilla Thunderbird Mailer?
Dave - How do I add an HTML signature to my Thunderbird mail account? I installed Thunderbird and now I find that it doesn't have an apparent sig file handler??
Actually, Thunderbird does support HTML - and plain text - signatures, but the way you configure and install it is a bit more tricky than with mainstream mail programs:
First off, you need to create a signature file. A signature file may be formatted or unformatted. Confusingly, Mozilla states (incorrectly) that formatted signature files will only be visible to those who can view HTML files and recommend the use of an unformatted signature if possible. My experience is that if they can't see HTML, they'll still see your signature file, it'll just be formatted incorrectly.
For an unformatted signature file, create a new file in Notepad or your favorite text-only editing program. For example, you could create the file in MS Word and then select File / Save As and select type Text Only.
For a formatted signature file, create a new file in MS Word. Then select File / Save as Web Page. This will create a *.htm file. Or, if you have some experience with HTML, you can create this signature file directly. Just remember that any graphics you include will have to be hosted somewhere on the Internet, and that they'll force your recipients to access the 'net every time they read your email.
Once you have a file containing the signature you want, you'll need to activate the signature file, and this is the step that's a bit tricky:
That should do it, and you should be ready to go with your new Thunderbird signature on your email messages!
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