Signature in Apple Mail

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  1. gw0gvq Contributor

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    How can I add an image as a signature tag to Apple Mail that can be seen by people using different computers and devices? Because I have a few business collegues that use windows operating systems and all they see of an image signature is it looks as if I've sent an attachement. But I want all to see it.
     
  2. tylerwatt12 macrumors regular

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    This is a problem for windows users too. The trick is to compose your email as HTML, and use an <img> tag to embed the picture at the bottom of your email.
    You'll need an image sharing service to host the image like imgur.com, or if you have your own website. just upload it to there.
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    I've been having this exact problem lately. Trying to get a sig that works across devices. Outlook seems to be blocked images by default so the HTML isn't really working, also doesn't work with iOS. Tried playing with rich text which does better. Is there a solution for cross device compatibility that has some form of styling, like even colours in a standard text layout?
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I'll just say that you'll never get 100% of your recipients to see the image in the email the way you want.
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    On my work system, my iPad's (and iPhone's) styled text signature shows up correctly on our PCs' Outlook unless I add an attachment file. If I do, Outlook treats the signature as a ".att" file and lists it along with the other file attachments instead of displaying the signature text with the email text. So strange. Meanwhile, it'll display correctly on iOS.

    Personally, I blame Microsoft. lol.
     
  6. spooklog macrumors member

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    I think writing the email in HTML and using the image tag is the best all-round solution.
     
  7. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    Forgive my ignorence , . Do you upload the image as an img file or what ? Really need to be shown as Im not quite sure how I can upload the image from the signature window if that's wshat you meant. or do I add the img link to the bottom of the html text/ the problem is I need to insert 2 images along side eah other. Sorry if I'm not quite getting you New_Mac_Smell.
     
  8. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    There is a free utility on the Mac App Store, Base64 anywhere, get it use it to turn your image to html, then copy that to your signature in Apple Mail. Simple easy and free.
     
  9. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    Thanks
     
  10. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Aren't there downsides to HTML email that the recipient might not appreciate (eg security)?
     
  11. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    Not as a base64 embedded IMG tag. But there maybe if you use IMG tags for tracking pixels.
     
  12. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    We all blame Microsoft.. lol
     

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