New company name, new logo, new site – next up new email signature. This poses something of a challenge in osX Lion, but having solved the mysteries I thought I’d share my findings.
First up, get back the Library
Apple has descided we don’t need access to the Library folder, we’d probably only break it, so it’s for our own good. Not to worry, you can get it back.
Open up terminal (just type ‘terminal’ in the spotlight search) then enter the following command:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
Create a temporary signature
Open up the Mail.app and head to ‘Perferences>Signatures’
Click the + symbol and create a temporary signature for the mail account you’re going to use
Close down Mail
Next up Make your new Signature
The best bet is to do this in your HTML editing software of choice. Make sure you host images on your site and link them in, rather than attaching them. Finally, use only inline HTML coding – doctype, head or body tags won’t work in Lion.
Once you’re happy with the signature, save it as an HTML file.
Create a Web Archive
Open your newly-saved html signature in Safari. Head to file>save and choose to save the file as a .webarchive
Import your signature
Now it gets a little complicated.
Go to User>Library>Mail>V2>Maildata>Signatures – and using the preview (space bar) view each of the randomly named files to figure out which one is your temporary signature.
Click on the file, then click again to highlight the file name. Hit CMD C to copy the name. Then delete the file
Head back to your signature file, highlight the file name (except the .webarchive but) and hit CMD V to replace the file name with random numbers & letters
Copy the file back into the User>Library>Mail>V2>Maildata>Signatures folder
Check it works
Open Mail back up and head into Preference>Signatures and check that your new signature is there
That’s it, you’re done. Enjoy your fabulous new signature.