you think your email messages look ugly and impersonal? It's not hard to fix and
it won't take more than five minutes...does it sound like an advertisement for
a new exercise machine? Sorry to disappoint
you but it's not...
EMAIL MESSAGES is really easy and fun
too. As you might have noticed most people have a small tag (its real name is
signature) in the end of their email messages which may contain information
about what they work with, phone numbers, contact address and sometimes also a
funny or clever quote. This gives a personal touch to the email messages and it's
not hard to do at all. So if you're an Eddings fan why not create your own personal
email signature with your favorite Eddings quote?
WHAT YOU MUST DO FIRST
is to write the text .
The easiest way to do this is to use a text-editor (e.g. Windows Notepad). Don't
make the signature too wide (max 40 characters) as most email software can only
show text at that maximum width without line breaking it (line broken signatures
are really ugly).
Here's a sample signature:
a.k.a. Kail http://eddings.web-page.net
was that?" Belgarath asked, coming back around the corner.
"Brill," Silk replied blandly, pulling his Murgo robe back on.
"/Again?/" Belgarath demanded with exasperation. "What was he doing this time?"
"Trying to fly, last time I saw him." Silk smirked
The signature above is a bit too long, it should
be maximum four lines. But that's just rule of thumb so it's up to you to decide.
Also try to avoid using long quotes or use only a part of the quote (as seen above).
Eddings-quotes can be found on the quotes-page
at Jack's David & Leigh Eddings Site (or if you don't want
to use an Eddings-quote there are lots of them available at
ToInspire.com, there are also lots of email signatures available for free
Next step is to save your file as a raw text file, possibly with file extension
WHEN YOU'VE CREATED
YOUR SIGNATURE it's time to configure
your email software. Refer to the help files of your email software for information
on how to use your signature.
In Netscape select Edit-->Preferences and double-click on Email
and newsgroups and then on Identity. Beside the field Signature
file click Browse to find the file with your signature.
If you are using Hotmail or any other web-based
email service you can often write your own signature by changing your options.
Refer to online help of your email service for further info.