Today I was searching, for a friend of mine, the best way to add an HTML signature on his Gmail account. As all you Google mail users know, Big G’s proprietary email service doesn’t offer the ability to integrate a full HTML signature in your messages, but just a simple text one.
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Blank Canvas Gmail Signatures is a Firefox add-on that automatically inserts HTML signatures into your Gmail messages letting you select which signature you want to use, thanks to a tag system, from four presets that you can freely edit.
All you need to use is a minimal preparation with HTML, and if you don’t have this, Blank Canvas Gmail Signatures provides you a simple and basic introduction to HTML coding language
Let me show you how to use it:
- First of all you need to be registered to Firefox Add-ons. Once you are registered, just install the add-on and restart Firefox.
- Now the only thing to do is to open Gmail and compose a new message.
- Just below the “send” button you will see three other buttons. Good, this is the add-on!!
- The first button allows you to choose which signature set to include in the message. You can create four signatures, so that you can have a signature for work, one for your friends and use the others as best as you think.
- The second button allows you to create a new signature, or to modify an existing one.
- The third and last button shows you a list of options, where you can rename the four tags that match the different signatures for you to easily recognize them.
- When you click the button to start making a new signature you will see two boxes over the email message field: the first box is where you have to write your signature in HTML language, and the second box is where you can see the real-time preview of what your creation will look like.
Thanks to Blank Canvas Gmail Signatures you can now have a very cool HTML Sigmature for your Gmail account. And it’s very simple to use, so everyone can use html signature in his e-mal.
For more information, or to discuss this add-on, please see the forums here
The extension is obviously free to download and install.