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Charlie Clark

Signature delimiter

Reported by Charlie Clark | September 17th, 2019 @ 09:09 AM

E-mail signatures should always be be preceded by --\n so that the mail client knows that they're there. MailMate currently doesn't include the delimiter and including it manually in the signature means that any preceding line will be formatted as a heading.

I suggest that signatures should automatically include the delimiter and that the signature should be formatted separately from the e-mail body, ie. not like this:


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  • Seamus

    Seamus November 21st, 2019 @ 02:06 PM

    I have been experiencing some odd behaviour with signatures and have now worked out it is related to the above issue. In my case I proceeded my plain text signature with --\n and also had a html variant, and composed with markdown format selected by default.

    When composing a new email (and before typing), the preview panel would show the plain text version of the signature converted to HTML (presumably due to it having some markdown foramting). As soon as I type on line 1, the signature changes to the correct HTML version. It can flip between the two when editing text in the lines just before the signature, or changing between markdown and plain text, but can't quite figure out exactly when or why, but is easily repeatable. When composing an email I frequently end up having to turn on/off signatures or edit some text near the signature to get the right one to appear in the preview.

    Removing the unintentional markdown formatting from the plain text version of the signature seems to fix the issue.

    The behaviour I would expect is for the HTML version to always be there in the preview/HTML version of the email, regardless of any markdown formatting in the plain text version.

  • Benedikt

    Benedikt February 21st, 2020 @ 10:32 AM

    In addition to this request I'd like to suggest, not only automatically to include two dashes followed by whitespace character (“-- “) for signatures (Usenet Signature Convention), but also to automatically remove these signatures when replying. Currently this does not seem to be the case.

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