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How to Create a HTML Signature with Mac Mail on Mountain Lion 10.8.2

html signature mac mailAs 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.


Here’s how!

  1. 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)
  2. Close Mac Mail
  3. Open Finder
  4. In the finder menu at the top Click GO
  5. Hold down the ALT key – you should see Library appear.
  6. Navigate to Library / Mail / V2 / MailData / Signatures
  7. You should see a file called something like “38713DA0-8E28-4D87-9A03-AAF78CC7D2B6.mailsignature”
  8. Open this with your favourite HTML Editor
  9. 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
  10. Save the file.
  11. 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.
  12. Done! Launch Mac Mail and test it.

Example of file in editor – my signature starts with my name Steve Males: –

mac mail html signature

And the end result – you can get as fancy as you like with your HTML….

mac mail html signature