Email signature

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by irishgrizzly, May 14, 2009.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'm having trouble formatting an email signature. Here is the example below – the first is the preview in safari from the HTML in Dreamweaver, the second is the how it is received in my mail app – the same, apart that now the web address becomes a blue hyperlink. My question: is there a way (in HTML) to specify that it can stay a link, but keeps it's original formatting (colour white, no underline)?

    Any help appreciated.



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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I don't know if that's possible, although I guess you could try to put the "style" attribute in a span tag around the address. Another thing to consider is that you are probably better off with just a plain text signature in the first place, as some of your clients will have HTML mail disabled or not even have the option all together.
     
  3. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    Not 100% sure (as I've never tried) but I would assume that you could do it in a similar way to a website.

    I've changed the colour (reds and greys in this case) of my site links via the css file using the below so I would have though you may be able to use something similar in a html email sig, although not sure how you'd get rid of the underline (personally I'd keep it as its a recognised hyperlink symbol)

    a:link { color: #af2828; }
    a:visited { color: #808080; }
    a:hover { color: #808080; }
    a:active { color: #af2828; }
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks for the replies, I was also advised to use some inline css. (text decoration: none). I don't know if this would be ok for email apps that can read HTML but not css.

    Is there a way of having it sent as both text/HTML, where the HTML is ignored or pushed to the bottom of the email if not supported?
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Again, since the format of e-mails is determined at the destination as opposed to by the sender, there's not a whole lot you can do other than use a plain text-formatted signature to begin with. Even a small image would be better, but you're still going to inflict e-mails with attachments on those users that don't have inline image display.
     

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