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How to Configure the Apple Mail with HTML Signature

  • create a signature with some text (“going to edit this signature”) to identify later - Apple mail -> Mail -> Preferences -> Signatures -> Select the Email account and create the signature.
  • Now quit the Apple Mail (by right clicking on the icon and pressing quit)
  • Now go to one of the following directories depending on the version
    • ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Signatures
    • ~/Library/Mail/V3/MailData/Signatures
  • Now identify the signature (*.mailsignature) with the included text in step one by opening it is TextWrangler (otherwise cd to the above folder and run the following command)
    • open -a *.mailsignature
  • Replace the bottom part of the signature with your html code and save the file.
  • Now right click on the file and click “Get Info” and tick the “Locked”
  • Now open the Apple Mail and you will see the new signature when you compose a new email.