#625 ✓fixreleased
Giovanni Lanzani

Allow html in signatures

Reported by Giovanni Lanzani | February 7th, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

This is an old problem often discussed in the mailing list. Putting it here is supposed to be a gentle reminder of a feature for the unfortunate amongst us that need to have html in their signature.

Description of the problem:
Markdown, IIRC, allows for html, which is left "unconverted". Mailmate, however, does not. This is mildly annoying for users that needs HTML in their signature and have to resort to images in order to "comply" with their company policy.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • benny

    benny February 8th, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”
  • benny

    benny March 18th, 2014 @ 08:08 PM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixcommitted”

    For the special case of HTML in signatures, a solution is available in the latest test releases. (Just updating the ticket.)

  • Jason Bray

    Jason Bray May 29th, 2014 @ 01:57 AM

    Is it possible to provide a brief explanation on how this works? I attempted to add some simple HTML to a signature and the HTML tags show up in the signature. The attached screenshot should illustrate.

    This is my first day using MailMate so there is a good chance this is user error.

  • benny

    benny May 29th, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

    @Jason: First update to the latest beta in the Software Update preferences pane. The following is from the manual in that beta:


    MailMate is a plain text email client and the only way to generate rich text emails is to use the Markdown. For some users this is a problem because they are required by company policy to include an HTML signature in every email sent. This special case is solved by MailMate by allowing a signature to be defined with an HTML variant. This is raw HTML code and when such a signature is used MailMate generates HTML for the email and inserts the HTML signature in the HTML part of the email. Note that this easily doubles the size of each email (disregarding the use of Markdown or any attachments) and therefore you shouldn't use it unless you really need to.

    Note that defining signatures both with and without an HTML variant allows you to make the behavior depend on the recipient of the email.

    HTML signatures work for both Markdown and plain text messages.


  • benny

    benny October 15th, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”

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