Signatures in OE6?

  TonyV 16:08 28 Jan 2009

Is it possible to apply a scanned signature as a tif, bmp, jpg et al, in Outlook Express 6? I have tried various ways, but it is bouncing them all because it is not a .txt format. I can do it by inserting a picture, but it is a bit of fag because I have to size it etc. and it has to be done for each e mail. What I want is something that will automatically come up as a signature.



  Sea Urchin 16:50 28 Jan 2009

You need to save the required signature as an HTML file. Then in OE go to Tools/options/Signatures/click New and then under Edit Signature click File then Browse to where your file is - then Apply and OK. At the top of that box if you tick Add Signatures to all Outgoing Messages it will sign each one. If not you can select within the email using Insert and Signature.

  TonyV 16:58 28 Jan 2009

I thought I had done that once, but it came out in OE6 as code!

What is the best way of saving the scanned signature as HTML? Obviously, at the moment, it is in a variety of formats as I was playing around trying to get it to do as I wanted. One of them is as Hypertext template! Which is the one that came out as code in OE6.



  Graham. 18:07 28 Jan 2009

This is my HTML code:

<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><IMG style="WIDTH: 287px;
HEIGHT: 287px" height=436
src="C:\Users\Graham\Documents\Sig Pit4 (Medium).jpg"

The jpg of your signature needs to be about 800x710, 31kb.

Change the location and title in the src brackets.

You will also need to go through OE tools to insert the signature in replies.
And your recipients need to have Security, Download images... unchecked.

  Graham. 18:08 28 Jan 2009

Forgot, the HTML file and the jpg need to be in a folder named Signature.

  TonyV 19:56 28 Jan 2009

I've tried what you have suggested, but no picture comes up, just the code. My path to the picture is slightly different to yours in that it starts C:\Documents and Settings\Anthony\My Documents\Signature\Filename.jpg. I hasten to add that I copied your code and modified the bit following the src=. I wasn't quite sure what the dimensions meant!! This didn't work so tried the same thing with .gif. That didn't work. Tried it with C:\Anthony\etc\etc\ and this didn't work either. As for the Arial, I use Tahoma, do I need to change this in the code? Also, the .jpg file is nowhere near the 31kb you suggest. It is just a scanned signature with a file size of 2kb. In the path for the signature to be published, I have used the newly created .html file. I should explain that I am on XP SP3.

Where do I go from here!!

Thanks for your help.


  MAT ALAN 20:03 28 Jan 2009

click here

folloe thread it may help...

  TonyV 20:11 28 Jan 2009

I have done what they have been speaking about, by copying the image and placing in the e mail as a picture, but as I said earlier it is fag having to adjust the thing so that it looks a reasonable size. What I am after is a signature that is mine, not just a typed name, to be applied automatically.

Thanks for your suggestion.


  MAT ALAN 20:19 28 Jan 2009

AH1 i see what your saying
there may be a work around here...

click here

but at the moment struggling for a definitive answer...

  MAT ALAN 20:27 28 Jan 2009

click here

method in first link with prog
click here
in second link...

  LAP 20:37 28 Jan 2009

If you are using OutLook Express the following will save it as a ‘Signature’
In Local Disk: (C) open a new folder and call it ‘sigs’

Find your animated image or image right click on it and Save Picture As… (give it a name yourself, as sometimes they are very long) in ‘sigs’ folder as a ‘gif’.

Next paste the following in ‘NotePad’
<IMG src="C:\sigs\xxxxxxxxxx.gif">
Where the ‘xxxxxxx’ is enter what you have saved it as. Then File/Save As in the ‘sigs’ folder, BUT before you click save add to what you have called it ‘sigs.htm’. This creates the ‘engine’ for it to animate or just display.
Next open OutLook Express/Tools/Options/Signatures/New/Rename & where ‘Signature #1’ is highlighted enter what you called it, just the name only. Then tick File/Browse/Look In/ Local Disk: (C)/sigs. In ‘Files of type:’ select ‘HTML Files’ and double click on your ‘file name’. You should now be able to click Apply in the Options page & OK.

To see your animated gif or image and send.
Create a new email document in OutLook Express. Click the cursor in the area that you would normally type. On the far right of the top menu bar the Inser… symbol will now be highlighted, click on this and your gif will be inserted into your email. (If not click ‘Insert’ and select ‘Signature’)

You can right click on your animated gif and from Properties choose a positon for it etc... Top right or bottom left. Place a border round it, if you like.

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