[ILUG-BOM] [Tip of the day] Sigdashes

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Fri Jan 14 21:33:47 IST 2005


On Friday 14 Jan 2005 1:07 pm, Philip Tellis wrote:

physician, heal thyself - heres what i got when i pressed 'reply' to 
your mail:

> 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 the quotes):
> "-- "
>
> Configuring your mail client to use sigdashes:
>
> Pine:
> Setup | Config
>  - Composer Preferences | Enable Sigdashes
>  - Reply Preferences | Strip From sigdashes in reply
>
> Mutt: (sigdashes on by default)
> in .muttrc, add
> set sig_dashes=yes
>
> unless it's set to "no" in /etc/Muttrc or ~/.muttrc, you do not
> need to do anything.
>
> Thunderbird (via TagZilla):
> In the TagZilla | Formatting screen, set Tagline Prefix to (without
> quotes) "\n-- \n"
>
> Thunderbird (no TagZilla) / Evolution / Web based mail:
> Include the sigdashes line as the first line of your signature
> file/text.
>
> Kmail / Outlook Express:
> (No idea)
>
>
> Go forth and spread the good news.
>
> --
> You mean you didn't *know* she was off making lots of little phone
> companies?

-- 
regards
kg

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