Apple Mail El Capitan, setup, change, install email signature
Setup, add, change, install HTML email signatures in Apple Mail El Capitan 10.11. Follow our easy install guide, screenshots, videos and troubleshooting.
Create and customize your email signature using Email Signature Rescue. Once you have finished creating your Email Signature, simply follow the steps below to have it set-up in Apple Mail El Capitan OS X 10.11 within minutes.
Before you start
You will need:
- To make sure you have chosen the correct guide for your OS X. Click the Apple logo in the top left hand corner of the top toolbar and select About This Mac. If you're on OS X El Capitan then you've chosen the correct guide. If you haven't got the right guide, you can select the correct guide from the left hand side of this page.
- Your email signature file (.html file) open in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, or be logged into your Email Signature Rescue account in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and open your email signature in Full Screen Preview.
- To have Apple Mail open.
Where do I find my email signature HTML file?
- If you are an Email Signature Rescue member and are logged into your account, you can download your HTML file directly from your Dashboard, by clicking on the Download button.
- If you have been emailed your HTML file, go to the email and open the file in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
- If you have your HTML file saved on your computer hard drive, navigate to where you have saved the HTML file and open with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
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Written Instructions1Step One
Login to your Email Signature Rescue account and edit the email signature you would like to install in Apple Mail Version 9.0 - El Capitan OS X 10.11. When in edit mode, press the Full Screen Preview button to open your email signature in a new window.
Use only the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser. Do not use the Safari web browser to copy your email signature from as there is a bug in Safari that will cause your images to stack vertically.2Step Two
Now that your email signature is open in a new window, press Command + A to highlight the signature, then press Command + C to copy the signature.
Do not use your mouse to highlight your signature, use the key command. Using your mouse may result in you missing out on some code which will cause issues with formatting.3Step Three
Open Apple Mail and create a new signature. To create a new email signature, go to your top toolbar and select Mail > Preferences...
then clicking on the Signatures tab to the top right. You should then see your email accounts in the left hand side of this window. Select the email account that you would like your email signature to be associated with, click on it and then press the + icon at the bottom to create a new signature.4Step Four
Give the signature a name and then click into the signature text box and delete all of the contents. When the signature text box is completely empty, press Command + V to paste your email signature in.
The signature won't display the correct formatting in the signature window, this is completely normal and will look fine when we send the email.5Step Five
Now that you've pasted your signature we want to set it as the default so it automatically sends with each email from that account. At the bottom of the window you will see Choose signature:, select the signature you named above.6Step Six
Close your Preferences and save any changes if prompted.
That's it. Try your email signature now by composing an email to yourself or a friend!
If you have tried our Written Instructions for installing your signature in Apple Mail El Capitan OS X 10.11 and you run into any issues, please read through this troubleshooting guide before contacting Support for further help.
My images are stacking on top of one another
This issue occurs when you copy your signature from Safari due to a bug in their software. As stated above in the guide, make sure you're copying your signature from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to avoid this.
My signature isn't inserting when I compose an email
This can be due to one of two things. The first thing to check is that you selected your signature as your default. If that is correctly selected you need to make sure your signature is attached to your account. In your preferences window make sure your signature is visible when you click on your account and isn't only in All Signatures.
Still experiencing issues?
If you're a member of Email Signature Rescue, you can submit a ticket to our friendly support team who will get back to you as soon as possible. If you're not a member and need help creating or installing your HTML email signature, consider joining Email Signature Rescue for assistance.