Graphic inline Signature

Dave Jones davejones70 at
Fri Apr 18 14:07:13 IST 2008

>> I don't understand why you think this is odd.  The bottom most
>> signature is the one
>> in question since the html is getting appended to the email.  The
>> bottom of the email
>> is normally the original email since email is top-post logic (unlike
>> mailing lists).
>*Content* is usually top-post these days, but *sigs* are usually
>> If you keep appending the same html to the bottom, it just stacks up
>> the same thing
>> over and over and you would end up with duplicate images and html text
>> back to back
>> which looks rather odd.  So unless I am missing something, the current
>> logic ends up
>> being a bit odd after you reply back and forth a few times.
>But it works the same way everyone else does. Most people accept that as
>being a setup they prefer, or they would have asked the vendors to change.

>The default is mail clients is to top-post new content, but to
>bottom-post new sigs. I'm just doing the same thing as them.
If you are referring to Yahoo or Hotmail type signatures at the bottom, then you
are correct.  However, I don't think that Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL or others would
put a duplicate signature/advertisement at the bottom of an email.  That would
look pretty bad.

What my company (global fortune 500) is asking for is a signature/logo appended
once at the bottom of the original outbound email without duplicates.
So far, no
other major commercial email products that we have (Exchange/Proofpoint) can
even do what MailScanner is doing today with the inline graphic.  What
I am getting
today is a single attachment (thanks to your 4.69 update) but the html
is getting
duplicated.  This ends up giving me a duplicate image tag so the first
one displays
properly then the second one is a broken link type of box.

What would be your hourly rate in US dollars and how many hours do you think it
would take to get an option to only send it out on the original email
or detect the html
at the end of the email and somehow prevent a duplicate back to back?
If you want to
take the details of this offline, then email me at davejones70 at  I want
to discuss you creating a PO to my company anyway for some compensation
even before this feature request.

Dave Jones

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