Graphic inline Signature

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Tue Apr 15 19:14:41 IST 2008

Julian Field wrote:
> Dave Jones wrote:
>> Version 4.68 solved the problem.  The image is being displayed
>> properly. 
>> Now, the next issue.  I need to find a way to only attach it once on
>> the initial outbound email.  My testing shows that it is attaching it
>> multiple times so replies back and forth are growing and growing in
>> size which is not good.  I will research how to prevent multiple
>> attachments.  Any ideas would be much appreciated.
> It will do that. Any ideas are most welcome, I couldn't immediately
> think of a good solution. After all, how do you know that
> <signature.jpg> is *your* signature.jpg and not someone else's? If I
> was setting it up for a lot of people, I would always use the same
> filename in the HTML to make it easier to configure for different
> people. 
> The only thing I could think of is to walk the entire MIME tree
> looking for images, and check their size (and even contents?) against
> the signature image you're trying to add. If you find it, try to
> point the signature at it. But what do you then do, start editing the
> HTML signature automatically? Eek :-(
> Lightweight solutions are most welcome. In the mean time the 0.01%
> (approx) of internet traffic that is email will have to be slightly
> more than it might be otherwise. It's a way to go before it reaches
> the amount of Bit-Torrent traffic :-)
> Jules
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Perhaps one way to at least partially accomplish that would be to insure
that the signature is preceeded by "-- ".  Most decent mail clients trim
off anything that follows as I'm sure you know.

As you can see however, I (sadly) am using an abismal piece of junk for
a client (Outlook 2003) which is apparently braindead in that it didn't
strip out any of the signatures.  But in general it might help strip out
signatures for a good portion of the population.  I'm presuming that
html email behaves in a similar fashion regarding trimming anythinng
after the signature delimiter.

Just a thought...

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