#214 ✓fixreleased

Signature placement behavior

Reported by rotor | January 10th, 2012 @ 04:03 PM

After running for a couple of weeks with my standard signature being placed at the bottom of reply messages, I discovered the radio selection in Preferences>Signatures>Default signature/caret placement was set to "Bottom". After switching to "Top", the behavior in reply messages remained unchanged -- the signature and cursor were placed at the bottom of the message window.

I restarted MailMate. No change in the behavior. While a reply message window was open, selecting the Top placement option from the Signature drop-down menu worked. But in any new replies the signature continued to be placed at the bottom.

Next, in Preferences>Signatures, I deleted my signature, made sure "Top" was selected, and then recreated the signature.

Then in a new reply window, my cursor was correctly located at the top of the message, but the signature was not there. Then I discovered that after manually selecting the signature from the drop-down, any subsequent reply message windows would correctly place the cursor at the top AND the signature block would appear automatically.

Despite the fact that this process is working correctly, I recommend MailMate consider some UI improvements that would allow a user to overtly set this up:

1) Make it more evident where a user will start in a reply -- Top or Bottom
2) Allow a designation for a [starting] default signature; The dynamic signature system can still work as additional signatures are added and put into use. It is just not obvious to a new user why the signature block isn't showing on initial use.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny January 12th, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”
    • Assigned user set to “benny”

    Thanks for the constructive comments.

    I agree on number 2. Since the list can be ordered then I can just make the first item the default.

    I'm not sure I understand number 1. The top/bottom placement is part of the dynamic signatures system.

    Here is a trick to reset the signature history. Quit MailMate and then go to the Terminal and paste:

    rm ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Database.noindex/Headers/#signature*

    I should probably add a “Reset Usage History” button in the signature preferences which does the above.

  • benny

    benny October 15th, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixreleased”

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