Friday, 14 September 2012

use an HTML file for a signature file in Apple Mail

perhaps you've been wanting to have a scalable html file as your email signature that grows and shrinks as you resize the email in apple Mail under OSX,  here's how its done.

1. create your signature using plain html and save it as a .html file somewhere on your local machine.

2. open that html file with safari and save the page as a .webarchive file.

3. create a new signature in apple mail

4. navigate to the following folder on your local machine:  ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Signatures/

5. rename your cool html .webarchive file with the name of the newly created blank signature webarchive file and place it into the same signatures folder so that you are overwriting the existing blank signature with your cool HTML one.

6. you're done!


  1. Thats a pretty good tip. Did you figure that out yourself?

  2. we figured it out here at the office when we had to implement custom signatures for all our sales rep's regarding our mobile app.