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    George Olson NNTP User

    Default customized signatures in thunderbird

    Howdy,

    Does anyone know how to make customized signatures in Thunderbird? When
    I send to the opensuse list, I want a particular sig. When I send to
    another list, like for example a forum on chemistry, I would rather have
    another sig.

    In Thunderbird, the only thing I can see is having 1 signature per email
    account.

    George
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    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 07/02/2013 05:52 AM, George Olson wrote:

    > In Thunderbird, the only thing I can see is having 1 signature per email
    > account.


    yep, so you can have lots of Thunderbird accounts....i have an
    "account" for mail through my ISP, another mail account associated
    with a web site, another account associated to a different web site,
    another to a different domain i own, another to my gmail account, and
    another one for this openSUSE forum (via nntp), and a different
    account for openSUSE mail lists, and another one for usenet (via
    nntp), and still another for a private discussion group..

    and, each of those different Thunderbird accounts has (or can have) a
    different, custom, sig..

    i created those different Thunderbird accounts via the path Edit >
    Account Settings > Account Actions (button, lower left) and select
    the appropriate "Add mail account" or "Add other account" or "Add
    chat account"...then populate the needed settings for the server, etc
    etc etc..

    the different sig for each account is managed via Edit > Account
    Settings > click on the account (in the left column) and fill in the
    block on the right named "Signature text" *or* check mark the box
    next to "Attach the signature from a file instead" and provide the
    path to that file..

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    George Olson NNTP User

    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 07/02/2013 12:22 PM, dd wrote:
    > On 07/02/2013 05:52 AM, George Olson wrote:
    >
    >> In Thunderbird, the only thing I can see is having 1 signature per email
    >> account.

    >
    > yep, so you can have lots of Thunderbird accounts....i have an "account"
    > for mail through my ISP, another mail account associated with a web
    > site, another account associated to a different web site, another to a
    > different domain i own, another to my gmail account, and another one for
    > this openSUSE forum (via nntp), and a different account for openSUSE
    > mail lists, and another one for usenet (via nntp), and still another for
    > a private discussion group..
    >
    > and, each of those different Thunderbird accounts has (or can have) a
    > different, custom, sig..
    >
    > i created those different Thunderbird accounts via the path Edit >
    > Account Settings > Account Actions (button, lower left) and select the
    > appropriate "Add mail account" or "Add other account" or "Add chat
    > account"...then populate the needed settings for the server, etc etc etc..
    >
    > the different sig for each account is managed via Edit > Account
    > Settings > click on the account (in the left column) and fill in the
    > block on the right named "Signature text" *or* check mark the box next
    > to "Attach the signature from a file instead" and provide the path to
    > that file..
    >


    Yes, I have 6 different accounts also. But I have designated 1 of my
    email accounts as being the email I use for several different mailing
    lists, and I use filtering to segregate the emails into different
    folders. I would also like to create multiple sigs for just one account,
    depending on who I am sending to, so that I don't have to copy and paste
    different sigs manually whenever I send mail to the different lists. Of
    course, that is being a bit lazy, but it would seem like a good feature.
    It is nice to have all of my different accounts in my one program,
    thunderbird, but I was hoping that it might have a special feature of
    customized sigs to different recipients.

    I suppose there isn't any way to do that besides the manual way. That's
    ok, probably not a really big deal.

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    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 07/02/2013 08:15 AM, George Olson wrote:

    > Yes, I have 6 different accounts also. But I have designated 1 of my
    > email accounts as being the email I use for several different mailing
    > lists, and I use filtering to segregate the emails into different
    > folders.


    i have _one_ outgoing smtp server account which then sends to all of
    my different mail lists, nntp servers and etc--using all of my
    various Thumberbird accounts....each of those has a different sig..

    there is no limit (that i am aware of) of how many TB accounts you
    have...use the incomming message sort to send the various external
    sources into any of the various TB accounts you have...then anything
    you answer or originate a message inside any particular TB account it
    WILL have the custom sig for _that_ TB account--no matter which
    outgoing mail server you use, or external location of mail lists..

    that is, i can have in TB a "Chemistry" account, to which i direct
    all chemistry mail list incoming to....and i can have a special sig
    *just* used for my TB Chemistry account...those outgoing mails can go
    out using my ISP smtp, or my gmail account, if i so wish..

    and, i can have another TB account named "openSUSE" with a different
    sig, different source and the same (*or* different) outgoing email
    server--and a different sig

    repeat

    as said, you just need to create several TB accounts...try it.

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    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 2013-07-02 08:15, George Olson wrote:
    > On 07/02/2013 12:22 PM, dd wrote:


    > Yes, I have 6 different accounts also. But I have designated 1 of my
    > email accounts as being the email I use for several different mailing
    > lists, and I use filtering to segregate the emails into different
    > folders. I would also like to create multiple sigs for just one account,


    The trick is that you can define several accounts (identities, really)
    for each real account, each with a different signature.

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    George Olson NNTP User

    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 07/02/2013 04:01 PM, dd wrote:
    > On 07/02/2013 08:15 AM, George Olson wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, I have 6 different accounts also. But I have designated 1 of my
    >> email accounts as being the email I use for several different mailing
    >> lists, and I use filtering to segregate the emails into different
    >> folders.

    >
    > i have _one_ outgoing smtp server account which then sends to all of my
    > different mail lists, nntp servers and etc--using all of my various
    > Thumberbird accounts....each of those has a different sig..
    >
    > there is no limit (that i am aware of) of how many TB accounts you
    > have...use the incomming message sort to send the various external
    > sources into any of the various TB accounts you have...then anything you
    > answer or originate a message inside any particular TB account it WILL
    > have the custom sig for _that_ TB account--no matter which outgoing mail
    > server you use, or external location of mail lists..
    >
    > that is, i can have in TB a "Chemistry" account, to which i direct all
    > chemistry mail list incoming to....and i can have a special sig *just*
    > used for my TB Chemistry account...those outgoing mails can go out using
    > my ISP smtp, or my gmail account, if i so wish..
    >
    > and, i can have another TB account named "openSUSE" with a different
    > sig, different source and the same (*or* different) outgoing email
    > server--and a different sig
    >
    > repeat
    >
    > as said, you just need to create several TB accounts...try it.
    >


    Ok, wow, that's great. I didn't know you can do that. I will set it up
    and try it that way.
    Thanks!

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    George Olson NNTP User

    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 07/02/2013 05:58 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-07-02 08:15, George Olson wrote:
    >> On 07/02/2013 12:22 PM, dd wrote:

    >
    >> Yes, I have 6 different accounts also. But I have designated 1 of my
    >> email accounts as being the email I use for several different mailing
    >> lists, and I use filtering to segregate the emails into different
    >> folders. I would also like to create multiple sigs for just one account,

    >
    > The trick is that you can define several accounts (identities, really)
    > for each real account, each with a different signature.
    >


    Yes, I see that it has to be identities, and not acounts. For example,
    in the "chemistry" folder in my gmail account, I sort the email from the
    "chemistry" list that comes in through my gmail account. I have now set
    up a separate extra identity in my gmail account, and when I send to the
    "chemistry" list or when I reply to the "chemistry" list, I can pick
    that identity from the drop down list at the top of the compose window
    to make sure the email goes out with the "chemistry" identity and signature.

    However, I am having a difficult time figuring out how to make it so
    that when I reply to something that came in on the "chemistry" list, it
    automatically selects that identity when I reply. Since it is in the
    gmail account, it is automatically picking the default identity, and I
    have to manually pick the "chemistry" identity from the drop down box on
    the compose screen.

    I tried to make a separate account with the same gmail address, thinking
    that for that account I would just only download the "chemistry" folder,
    but TB won't let me make a new account that has the same incoming server
    as an already existing account.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: customized signatures in thunderbird

    On 2013-07-03 02:50, George Olson wrote:
    > On 07/02/2013 05:58 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:



    > However, I am having a difficult time figuring out how to make it so
    > that when I reply to something that came in on the "chemistry" list, it
    > automatically selects that identity when I reply. Since it is in the
    > gmail account, it is automatically picking the default identity, and I
    > have to manually pick the "chemistry" identity from the drop down box on
    > the compose screen.


    No, I have that problem as well. I have not investigated it, because I
    handle my mail lists using procmail for the sorting, and roles in Alpine.

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