[ILUG-BOM] [Tip of the day] Sigdashes
Fri Jan 14 13:07:34 IST 2005
Sigdashes are a (de facto) way of specifying where your mail ends and
your signature starts. They're pretty cool, because smart mailers and
newsreaders can do funky things when they notice sigdashes.
For example, many mail clients will strip off old signatures when
replying to mails. This is a Good Thing, because, hey, just one
signature per mail ya?
Many mail clients, like mutt, can display signatures in a different
colour or font.
So, what /are/ sigdashes?
The character sequence "dash dash space" on a line by themselves are
collectively known as sigdashes. It looks something like this (without
Configuring your mail client to use sigdashes:
Setup | Config
- Composer Preferences | Enable Sigdashes
- Reply Preferences | Strip From sigdashes in reply
Mutt: (sigdashes on by default)
in .muttrc, add
unless it's set to "no" in /etc/Muttrc or ~/.muttrc, you do not need to
Thunderbird (via TagZilla):
In the TagZilla | Formatting screen, set Tagline Prefix to (without quotes)
Thunderbird (no TagZilla) / Evolution / Web based mail:
Include the sigdashes line as the first line of your signature
Kmail / Outlook Express:
Go forth and spread the good news.
You mean you didn't *know* she was off making lots of little phone companies?
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