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Signatures in iPad Mail

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  • NickC42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to radical1962)

    it still doesn't excuse Apple from leaving out such basic no-brain functionality.

  • JSwart1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 11, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Steve2010)

    Been using new pad 3 for a few days. Can't help to think that Andriod is way ahead. All these features come out of the box; and if you don't like it, there are countless alternatives.

     

    Also applies to Document editors, email clients, Calendar viewers, Data usage monitors

    and of course WIDGETS - best thing since sliced bread.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    May 11, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to JSwart1234)

    No doubt the features on the Andriod devices can be appealing. However, I've seen what the poorly vetted apps and a virus can do to one. I'll pass.

  • signoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 15, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to James Ward4)

    I hope nobody minds me promoting my app here, but this thread seemed relevant - I also wondered why there was no option to add email signatures on my iPad and so have just submitted my solution to Apple for review. It's called Sign Off and hopefully it will be approved soon. In the meantime, you can check it out at www.thesignoffapp.com.

     

    Yes, you have to cut and paste when replying/forwarding but there's no way around that. And I've gone for images rather than HTML as they render more reliably across all email clients. It's a v1.0 release so please go easy on me :-)

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    May 15, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to signoff)

    Well, there is obviously a demand for it. Where is the image stored? Is it as an include to the email as a recipient of such, I've issues with that (showing as an attachment rather than inline). How do you solve that issue?

  • signoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to James Ward4)

    James, you make a very good point. To be honest I wasn't aware that certain mail clients don't display an image inline. So following some research I've had to do a little rework. The signature will now be HTML linked to an image that will be uploaded/downloaded to/from a server. I've had a number of technical hurdles to overcome with this app but this should represent the best compromise, resulting in a completely bespoke signature that displays correctly across as many recipient mail clients as possible.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    May 16, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to signoff)

    You may also run into the issue that there are still clients, and in more advanced email apps setting, that lack support for HTML in general. Fortunately most, but not all, strip out the HTML and simply display the text within the tags.

     

    No one solution at this point. Would love to see Apple add a more robust signature function, but ...

  • signoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to James Ward4)

    Yeah, as you say, there is no one solution. The way it was (i.e. just an image) worked beautifully for Mac Mail and iOS Mail, but you can't ignore the needs of Outlook users.

     

    I hear what you are saying, Sign Off will inevitably be criticised by some for not supporting absolutely every mail client, but for the majority I hope it will be a huge improvement over 'Sent from my iPad'. I will resubmit to Apple in a couple of days.

     

    Thanks for bringing the attachment issue to my attention....

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    May 16, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to signoff)

    No problem.

    Good luck with the app.

  • signoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 26, 2012 4:08 AM (in response to James Ward4)

    Okay folks, Sign Off has been approved and is now on the App Store for $2. I'd be grateful of your feedback and suggestions you may have to improve it. I hope you like it....

  • Ex_Brit Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    May 26, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to signoff)

    Thanks very much. 

    iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iOS 5.1
  • theboyninja Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to Steve2010)

    So, the iPad 3 and the new iphone 5 doesn't support image email signatures?

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 4:20 AM (in response to theboyninja)

    It's not a device/model issue. It's a matter of iOS. But no, it is not supported at this time in the native email app.

  • HesterGoesToSchool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to Steve2010)

    I was looking up how to do this also, so I whent to the help website and saw this

     

    Change your email signature: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Signature. If you have more than one mail account, tap Per Account to specify a different signature for each account.

     

    I dont know if this still works, but it might.

  • HesterGoesToSchool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 5:49 PM (in response to HesterGoesToSchool)

    nevermind, it doesnt work with IOS 6.

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