Problems adding Signature to Emails



Message Compose Window
13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: David Selby, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

When adding a Signature for all outgoing messages.   When replying to an Email, the signature appears at the very end of the Orginal Email. In my case and using it for work purposes.  This causes a Big problem in that I cannot add a Disclaimer to my Emails.  and the ones that show are at the very bottom and would not stand up in a Court of Law. This means I can only you MS Applications for work.
Are there any plans to amend the Location of the Signature ?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add Signature via TXT file.
2.Reply to any Email

Actual Results:  
The Signature appears in Gray at the bottom of the ORIGINAL Email

Expected Results:  
The Signature should appear in Black  (the same as Text) at the end of my reply.
The mail standard specifies that "signatures" are at the end of the mail body delimited by "-- \n". If you put them where you want them then other programs will assume the reply text is part of the signature. Maybe you want to reply with the old message text as an attachment? That would go after the signature.

Or you can change your account settings to *not* quote messages automatically, and then put your cursor after your signature and hit the Quote menu item to fill in the text where you want it. If that's what you want to do you can customize your toolbar to put a Quote button on the message compose window.

The grey text is simply display style. You can get help on how to change that from the MozillaZine forums (see
Group: security
Component: Build Config → Message Compose Window
You could also put all the legalese in a vCard comment and set up your account to attach one always. It will always go at the end. People won't see the note unless they open the vCard, but it will be there which might satisfy the lawyers.

Comment 3

13 years ago
David Selby, it isn't clear whether you've even noticed that there *is* a preference for signature location -- Daniel seems to assume you have.  While 
I am fully in concurrence with his arguments and think the standard imposed 
on you at work is dumb, this preference was added for people in just your situation.

Tools | Account Settings | <account> | Composition & Addressing
  [] Automatically quote the original message when replying
    Then   ["start my reply above the quote"]
     and   [specify sig placement here]     <-------

Marking this bug Invalid.  Feel free to reopen if I've somehow completely 
missed the point of this bug.

(In reply to comment #0)
> the ones that show are at the very bottom and
> would not stand up in a Court of Law. 

Excuse me while I guffaw.  As *if* there is settled law on "disclaimers" in email.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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