How to Import an HTML File Signature for Email to Mac's Mail

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How to Import an HTML File Signature for Email to Mac's Mail
You can use HTML e-mail signatures with the Mac Mail program. (John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The Mac OS X operating system, which runs on all Apple desktop and laptop computers, includes an e-mail program commonly referred to as Mac Mail. Within Mac Mail, you can create different e-mail signatures to use when composing outgoing messages. If you want to use a piece of HTML code in an e-mail signature, you will have to manually import it into Mac Mail's internal program files.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click on the "Mail" icon in the dock to launch Mac Mail.

  2. 2

    Go to the "Mail" menu at the top of the screen and choose "Preferences."

  3. 3

    Go to the "Signatures" tab, press the plus button and then enter a name for the new signature you are creating.

  4. 4

    Open the HTML code you want to use in the Safari web browser program, go to the "File" menu and choose the "Save As" option.

  5. 5

    Highlight your username from the left side of the window and then navigate to the /Library/Mail/Signatures folder. You will see a file labelled with a long string of numbers and letters. This file represents the blank signature you just created in Mac Mail.

  6. 6

    Set the file format to "Web Archive."

  7. 7

    Fill in the "File Name" field with the long string of numbers and letters that you see in the main section of the window and then press "Save."

  8. 8

    Choose the "Replace" option when Safari tells you that a file with that name already exists. This will overwrite the blank signature file, and when you restart Mac Mail, the program will recognise the HTML signature instead.

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