Chapter 2. Using KSig

Managing signatures

Open the application launcher and select UtilitiesKSig (Signature Editor)


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Creating a new signature

To create a new signature, go to FileNew (Ctrl+N). This will create an <empty signature> in the Signatures section. Left click the <empty signature> and in the bottom section type in your new signature.

Example 2.1. Signature example

Mr. Konqi
konqi@kde.org
http://www.kde.org


Once you have completed your signature, save it by going to FileSave (Ctrl+S), or by pressing the Save button (floppy disc icon).

If you want to use the same first or last lines of text in your signatures use the menu items Edit Standard Header or Edit Standard Footer from the Settings menu.

You can create as many signatures as you would like. Doing so provides you with a list of signatures to use in email applications such as KMail, so no matter how informal or professional you need to be, there will always be an available signature.

Deleting a signature

To remove a signature first select the signature that you want to remove and then click FileRemove, or by clicking the Remove button with the red x icon in the toolbar.

Adding signatures to KMail

Adding signatures is pretty straight forward.

Open KMail and go to SettingsConfigure KMail... In the Identities page, highlight the identity to add the signature to and then press the Modify... button on the right-hand side of the window.

Select the Signature tab. Check the Enable signature box. From the Obtain signature text from drop down, select Output of Command.

Now you have the choice to enter two different command in the Specify command text box to add the signatures you created with KSig:

ksig --daily: Use the same random signature for one day.

ksig --random: Use random signatures for each mail.

and then press the OK button.