How to make an HTML Signature in Apple Mail for Lion OS X 10.7
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There are plenty of tutorials online to create an HTML signature in Apple Mail with Snow Leopard, but it has changed slightly for Lion. Here is how to do it:
- In Mail.app, go to
Signaturesand create a signature with any random content. Name it something meaningful. You will be swapping this out later.
- Write an html page inside of your favorite text editor. The page should not have
bodytags, should include only inline css, and should only consist of basic html elements (
a, etc...). Here is some example code to get you started, but you will need to provide your own images.
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- Open the file in Safari.
- Click "File" > "Save As" and save as a webarchive.
- Open the folder
~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Signatures/to show your email signatures in Finder by holding down the Option key and clicking the "Go" menu in Finder. Check here for more tips if you are having trouble opening the
- Locate the webarchive file you created in step 1 using quicklook (spacebar).
- Copy the exact name of the webarchive located in step 6, and delete the file.
- Replace it with the webarchive you created in step 4, giving it the exact same name that you copied in step 7.
- Restart Mail.app and go to
Signatures. If you have images in your signature, they will not show here in the preview, but they will show in the real signature if the location is valid.
- Open a new compose window and see your new html signature.
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