As convert from Windows to Mac I wanted to fully embrace the Mac and so decided to persivere with Mac mail rather than do what my head was telling me and install Thunderbird 🙂
One of the things I couldn’t work out was how to create a HTML signature. It isn’t straight forward but easy enough when you know how.
- Create a new signature in Mac Mail (just a simple one with your name, it doesn’t matter, we are going to change it later)
- Close Mac Mail
- Open Finder
- In the finder menu at the top Click GO
- Hold down the ALT key – you should see Library appear.
- Navigate to Library / Mail / V2 / MailData / Signatures
- You should see a file called something like “38713DA0-8E28-4D87-9A03-AAF78CC7D2B6.mailsignature”
- Open this with your favourite HTML Editor
- Put your HTML below this text “Mime-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 6.2 \(1499\))” Overwriting whatever you put in the simple signature you created in Mac Mail earlier
- Save the file.
- Lock the file (this stops mac mail reverting it back) – to do this right click on the file and select Get Info then click “Locked” check box.
- Done! Launch Mac Mail and test it.
Example of file in editor – my signature starts with my name Steve Males: –
And the end result – you can get as fancy as you like with your HTML….