Creating and Attaching a Signature File [Thunderbird]

A. On a Windows computer, open Notepad

  1. Compose the information you want to be in the signature: name, contact information, etc.
  2. Save the file as .txt file to My Documents, or a folder easily located on the hard disk
  3. Open Thunderbird
  4. Click Tools and then click Account Settings
  5. In the Account Settings dialog box, click the top category in the left column, which is typically the account name (i.e. imap@bates.edu)
  6. Under Default Identity, check Attach this signature
  7. Click Choose to locate the signature file

    In the Choose a File dialog box, locate and select the signature file you created , and then
  8. Click Open
  9. Click OK to close the Account Settings dialog box.
  10. Click Write and the signature file should appear below the message you are composing, in grayed out font, after two dashes

 

B. On a Macintosh computer open TextEdit from the Applications folder on the hard drive, then:

  1. Compose the information you want to be in the signature: name, contact information, etc.
    NOTE: Be sure to go to Format, click make plain text, then File, Save
  2. Save the file to the desktop (will appear as UTF TXT file)
  3. Open Thunderbird and follow the same instructions as above (A.4-10) to attach the signature file to outgoing messages.

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