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Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

Monday, June 5, 2006
14 years ago4,333 views

Okay... Being a business man, I would like to put my companies logo in my Gmail signature. Unfortunately the Gmail signature is plain text only.
The only way that I've been able to figure out how to do this is to create the signature in a draft Email and copy it over on those "important Emails" where it is worth the work.

Is there a better way to do this? Can I make it my default signature?

Also, I would love it if Gmail would allow me to put my signature above the quoted text like thunderbird does (instead of after the whole message) after the whole message works great when sending to other Gmail users because the quoted text is collapsed, but most of my customers do not use Gmail and it is nice to have my contact information RIGHT THERE without having to scroll down.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

well, I half answered my question. And on top of that found a use for notebook! If I copy the signature into notebook... grabbing it becomes significantly easier than having to save my current Email as draft, open up my signature draft and copy and go back to my original Email I was writing and paste. (yes, I know I could just use another window and not have to save my draft... but that is even more work)
Of course, there should still be a better way.

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This isn't of much help, especially as you've got the notebook method. But (at least in Firefox, I haven't tried in IE) drag an image into the Compose Box from any Firefox window. So you could create an HTML page which just featured your image and a bookmark to bring it up in a new window and drag it in from there.

If you could find out what code Google was using for its rich text, then you might be ale to simply enter it in the signature box. The trouble is I think the only way to find that code would be to use a packet logger. I tried making a draft with an image in it and then viewing it in the non-javascript version of GMail but it just replaced the image with the text [Image:File Name]

Ken Kuhl [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

That is the very first thing I used Notebook for; storing my signatures! I used to keep them in a sidebar in Firefox.

But, that said, I too would really like to see more Gmail signature options and I've e-mailed google and used their suggestion forms to point this out. I'd like to have multiple signature options (like the pull-down for your 'from' e-mail accounts; different sigs could even be tied to the different 'from' e-mail accounts) and the ability to use css and images in the sigs.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I have suggested Signature things probably a 1/2 dozen times in their suggest area

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

>>>Also, I would love it if Gmail would allow me to put my signature above the >>>quoted text like thunderbird does (instead of after the whole message)......

Travis, there is a greasemonkey script that does just that – userscripts.org/

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

do we have a definitive on weather using greasemonkey can get you shut down?

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

Travis, personally I have shut down all my g'monkey scripts on GMail.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I think it is a lot better to copy and paste than to risk shutdown.

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Host the image somewhere (GooglePages is a good places for that) and create and HTML page with only:

<html><head></head><body><img src="URL"></body></html>

Open the page you created, then just copy the image from there to the compose box. Works Great!


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Now for some mobility, email yourself the HTML page, and labeled it Signature for a quick find.

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Less important but still about Gmail, when a chat log is too long, Gmail does this:


aycu35.webshots.com/image/1354 ...



Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

How long is too long?

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You're right Sam ;-)

Actually 501 lines or above.

When you click "View entire message", it opens up a new window like when you want to print an email.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Well I would like to chat with Eva her eyes too ;-)

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