Preventing multple signatures in email conversation?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Sun Apr 26 18:51:27 IST 2009

Outlook definitely doesn't appear to do this, nor does on OS X which I used to have a small test conversation.

I take the point about not wanting to scan each and every email body for signatures, but doesn't MailScanner already do this in order to find/highlight things like phishing fraud?

It's not a show stopper, just mildly irritating if/when you bother to look at the end of an email discussion and notice 15 signatures appended :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at on behalf of Julian Field
Sent: Sun 4/26/2009 11:57 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Preventing multple signatures in email conversation?
Well Thunderbird handled that correctly and chopped off your sig when I 
thumped Reply. See below :-)

On 26/04/2009 11:31, Paul Hutchings wrote:
> Hmm.. well we use Outlook 2003/2007 and realistically I can't expect any
> of our few hundred users to go out of their way when replying to an
> email - they just want to hit reply and start typing.
> Does anyone know if there is anything that Outlook and popular mail
> clients will recognize as a signature and treat differently?
> Our current signature will be added to this so you can see what we're
> doing currently.
> Cheers,
> Paul


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