getting mail 1 signatures into mail 2


swheeler

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mine transferred ovber no problem, didn't have to do anything. They were turned off, but they were there, I just had to fix the prefs.
 

jelloshotsrule

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did you do an upgrade/archive? i did a clean install of tiger.... had to import my mailboxes in... and can't seem to figure out how to get signatures in..
 

jelloshotsrule

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no one eh?

hmm

well does anyone know of a way i can open up my signatures.plist file in something that will allow me to copy/paste the text of my signatures? i can open the file in text edit but it shows the names of the signatures, but not the actual text.. just a bunch of garbled stuff..

thanks
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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I did an archive and install and all my signatures tagged along when I imported all my mail upon starting Mail 2 for the first time.

Both Panther and Tiger signatures should be located in ~/Library/Mail/Signatures.plist so I guess you could just move your old file over from backup. (You do have backup, don't you? ;)) But there's also a Signatures folder on the above mentioned location under Tiger with a couple of files in (e.g. SignaturesByAccount.plist) so there might be some fiddling after you've copied the Signatures.plist over...

Edit: Any text editor should be able to open the Signatures.plist file (but Property List Editor.app, which is a part of the Developer install is maybe the best thing to use).
 

jelloshotsrule

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well i had tried copying the signatures.plist file over (replacing the tiger one) and that didn't work... but it seems like when i copied it and made it the signaturesbyaccount.plist that worked... figures! hah

well thanks for the tip
 

furie

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Jun 15, 2005
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ok, maybe i'm an idiot, but I replaced my current signaturesbyaccount.plist with my old signatures.plist(renamed ofcourse) but it did not work. my old signatures still aren't showing. any ideas what i'm doing wrong?
 

furie

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Jun 15, 2005
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Both? One is located in ~/Library/Mail/Signatures
where's the other file?
 

jelloshotsrule

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the other was located right in the "mail" folder, as opposed to within "signatures".. i think. not on os x right now so i don't know for sure. if i remember right, the file in the mail folder had the same name as the old signatures file.... so i replaced both with the same (old) signatures file, and just matched the names as needed...
 

furie

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Jun 15, 2005
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OK, i'll give that a try tonight. I'm on my work PC right now. thanks for the help!