2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2013 7:29 PM by joelfriedman
joelfriedman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I'm OK with making a new custom template in Apple Mail.  It shows up fine once under "custom" in the stationary pane (and once I take off signature in a new email).  But... that's a lot of trouble to go through everytime I want to send an email.

 

So the question is: can I make my custom template my default for all my emails, unless I want to manually change it?  Seems like this should be possible but I can't figure it out and haven't run into any solutions (only on how to make a template).

 

Do I really have to select it each time?

 

Best,

 

Joel


Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: How to make a custom template the default for Apple Mail (10.7.5)?
    joelfriedman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    No one?  Just to clarify: I want to set up Mail so that my default email message when I start a new message is the custom template I created versus having to turn off my normal signature and then select the template through the pulldown menu each time I send an email.  That's time consuming and if I start an email BEFORE remembering to select the template it doesn't seem to work.

     

    I've added a logo plus a signature to my email tempate that I'd like to use under normal circumstances. Is there an elegant shortcut solution to doing this?

     

    Best,

     

    Joel

  • 2. Re: How to make a custom template the default for Apple Mail (10.7.5)?
    joelfriedman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As an FYI: I just solved the problem by going the "low road." I'll be a bit laborious in case someone else wants a solution at a later date (I know I Googled the topic and found nothing). I experimented by simply:


    • Opening a new email message
    • Selecting my custom template
    • Copying the custom signature (Select All)
    • Opening another new email message
    • Selecting Edit on the Signature pulldown menu
    • Hitting the plus symbol to create/add a new signature in the pane
    • Pasting into the new signature
    • Naming it
    • Selecting "Choose signature" at the bottom of the signatures pane
    • And violà!!
    • It now appears as a possible selection *and* as the default.
    • Better yet - it is now my default and will work as a reply to an email.



    I think I got it all right in the list above.


    OK, granted, this is a pretty simply signature - a list of my website, SoundCloud, twitter etc with those names in bold and a graphic of my color logo - but... it works! YMMV.


    Give it to Apple to make it so simple that any fool could do it (that would be me), you wouldn't need a "specialized" app, and - of course - there wouldn't even be instructions on how to do it! :)


    Best,


    Joel