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Old 1 Sep 2006, 04:23 AM   #1
conplas
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photos in signatures

hi,
i am wanting to put a simple banner photo in my email signatures sent from webmail but have not had any success.

i could either keep the image locally or have it pull from a website.

i like using plain text emails and wonder if there is a way to do this keeping in plain text.

any help?

thanks.
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Old 1 Sep 2006, 05:23 AM   #2
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1. You can't really include an image in your signature without making your email HTML. You can attach images without using HTML, but then you really have no control over how (or if) those images are displayed. So if you like plaintext (and I personally applaud you for being a responsible netizen and using plaintext and not HTML), then you really can't do this.

2. The other questions you ask are basically moot, but if you really wanted to make your messages HTML from now on, you could just attach the file to every email and include it in your sig or you could put it somewhere universally accessible (like at a web address) and put the address of the image in HTML in your sig something like <img href="http://www.place.net/myimage.jpg" />. I do not believe that FM's webmail interface would let you do the first option (and that's probably a good thing), but I'm sure you could use the second one if you have a place to host the image (and I might not use FM's file storage for this task if you're sending messages with this image url in them to a lot of people -- you could end up using a lot of your bandwidth quota depending on what kind of volume of mail we're talking about).
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Old 1 Sep 2006, 06:55 AM   #3
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hey,
thanks for your suggestion.

i figured there was no way to do this in plain text. so i've been flirting around with html for some of my message. the problem is that the html editor is changing the basic code into this (below):

<pre>&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;img src=&quot;http://graphics10.nytimes.com/images...9x64.gif&quot; /&gt;

i can insert the code in the raw view but that seems annoying. anyway to keep the html editor from doing this?
-m

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
<title>&lt;No Subject&gt;</title>
</head>
<body dir="ltr">
mi

<pre>&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;img src=&quot;http://graphics10.nytimes.com/images...9x64.gif&quot; /&gt;

</body>
</html>
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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Image in Signature

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hi,
i am wanting to put a simple banner photo in my email signatures sent from webmail but have not had any success.
Did anyone ever figure out how to do this?

Code like the sample below doesn't work in the signature even if composing in HTML format:
<a href="http://www.mywebsite.com">
<img src="http://www.mywebsite.com/images/banners/link_banner.jpg" />
</a>
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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As mentioned here (see the last sentence of the post), the best way is to use the notepad. I don't have any signatures defined for my personalities, but have several as quick-notes on notepad, with both text and html versions. When using the Xinha html editor, after writing my message, I click on the 'toggle html source' button (last button on the xinha toolbar) and append a quick-note with the html code. This also works to include a link to a signature image.

-Jim
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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I assume when you create an HTML message, your signature will be treated as texts, not as a code. The result is the HTML editor codes your code, which is why those characters were converted into HTML entities.
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Old 28 Sep 2008, 04:22 AM   #7
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Hey, I was wondering about this as well....

I tried the Notepad & Quick Note, within html mode and it seems to work...
would be nice IF we could specify a Signature is to be treated as Simple Text
or as HTML code... Now this belongs in the feature request section if its not already there.
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 05:58 PM   #8
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I do not believe that FM's webmail interface would let you do the first option (and that's probably a good thing)
Not to get into an argument about this, but I don't agree with you.

In my business we spend a lot of time trying to look professional and technologically advanced to our customers. HTML emails with a nice embedded logo of our company helps push that image.

Outside of computer engineers, the purity of text only emails is not generally prefered. People like nicely formatted emails without all the ">" and ">>" inserted after every reply.

If, however I am writing an email to computer engineer, I do try to be a good netizen and respect their preference for text only.

Virtually every fortune 500 company is using images of their company logos in their emails. Every consulting company I know of also does this. The company I work for is no different.

Not providing the feature in Fastmail does not hinder me from doing this at all. It just hinders me from using the Fastmail interface.

I would love to have a method to add my company logo to my signature in fastmail and untie me from having to do everything business oriented from within Outlook, which does this for me.

/cl
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 06:19 AM   #9
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This site can be used to create plain text signatures that contain images, but it's probably not what you want!
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 06:39 AM   #10
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This site can be used to create plain text signatures that contain images, but it's probably not what you want!
ASCII Art is neat in its on right , but its not the same as a simple(small)
Graphics Banner.
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Old 3 Oct 2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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Simple how to

Please refer to this thread:

http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=53887

Modifications: first compose in text, then switch temporarily to 'raw html' to insert your image code snippet, and choose the appropriate size in the "embed field", either thumbnail or small.
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Old 4 Oct 2008, 04:43 AM   #12
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That only really works IF you know html.
Using the Notepad function of thge Webmail ibterface works great for it
compose msg in HTML or text then switch to html mode and insert that Note.
it seems to work.
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Old 13 Jun 2017, 11:07 PM   #13
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Issues with the new interface

See continued discussion there
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=53887
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