Uploaded on Mar 13, 2010
http://www.ScreencastingWizard.com/20... This video shows you how to create a custom email signature in Mac's Mail program.
(UPDATE! The video above shows the steps for OSX 10.6.) Some of you have asked about how to do this in Lion (v10.7) and Mountain Lion (v10.8). The steps are initially similar, but the placement of the webarchive file is a bit different in Lion and Mountain Lion. So, for that, you'll be interested in these written tutorials over at bluecoastweb.com.
o Using the Lion OS: http://www.bluecoastweb.com/sandbox/b...
o Using the Mountain Lion OS: http://www.bluecoastweb.com/sandbox/b...
----- QUICK STEPS BELOW FOR THE VIDEO ABOVE (USING OSX 10.6) -----
1. (0:44) The images/icons you use must reside on a web server. (i.e., This video assumes you know how to FTP files to a web server.) Also, tip! Your images should be in gif, jpg or png format. (Don't use tiff or other non-web standard formats.)
2. (1:03) You need basic access html skills. (Needed to design your signature in html format that references the images and icons you placed on your server.)
3. (1:20) You need to use Safari web browser. (Safari has the ability to save a *.webarchive file from an html file. You'll need this.)
(Disclaimer: Need I say it? No warranties or guarantees -- express or implied -- are being made here. I'm sharing with you the steps *I* used. They work for me. It stands to reason that you -- or a friend -- should
have a reasonably decent grasp of basic FTP, html and file structures.) Good luck! :)
1. (1:40) Design your signature in html format.
2. (2:20) Save your design into an html file.
3. (2:46) Use Safari web browser to open your html file.
4. (3:22) Once opened in Safari, use the Save As function to save the html file on your local desktop somewhere as a webarchive file.
5. (4:00) Open Mac Mail and create a new signature file in the desired email account. (This creates a system generated webarchive file in your Mac's /Library/Mail/Signatures folder. Hint: Look at the date stamp of the system-generated webarchive file. The one you want is the one with a time stamp that's closest to "now".)
6. (5:58) Use the copy function to copy the *exact* name of the webarchive file in Step 5 above.
7. (6:15) Use the name copied in Step 6 above to rename the webarchive file on your local desktop. (i.e., Rename the one you created in Step 4 with the name you copied from Step 6.)
8. (6:40) Replace the file in Library/Mail/Signatures (referenced in Step 5) with the file containing your design (i.e., the one referenced in Step 7.)
9. (7:10) Restart Mac Mail and test your signature!
I hope this helps! You can find screencasts and tips at http://www.ScreencastingWizard.com
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