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Re: mail signature

On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 01:09:51AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 1999 at 04:07:04PM -0800, Drew Parsons wrote:
> [Shouldn't this be on debian-user?]
  [debian-user uses too much bandwidth]

> > I'm using mutt, which either uses a defined signature, or not.  I can define
> > what file to use for the signature, and therefore could write a little
> > script to handle it for me, but before I do that I want to know if it's
> > already been done.  I know there are sig programs for generating random
> > signatures (with varying quotations or whatever), but that's not exactly
> This would probably be easier to answer if you could say what criteria
> should be used to determine the nature of the e-mail being sent.  If the
> client is just supposed to guess, then that's quite hard to do.
> If you can use the e-mail address to determine what you should be doing,
> then look at the send-hook option.  For example, the following would 
> default to PGP signing messages sent to recipients in debian.org:
>   send-hook . unset pgp_autosign
>   send-hook debian.org set pgp_autosign

Yes, that method using hooks is somewhat similar to pine's roles that Adam
mentioned, changing the configuration depending on who is being written to.
That is not what I want.

What I want is to be able to arbitrarily decide manually when I want the
signature appended.  This would be similar to choosing the role in pine when
composing a message.  Just to be able to press 'S' in the compose menu to
toggle between appending the signature or not.  It seems strange that this
kind of option is not present in mutt, allowing one's whim to append a

Actually, I've downloaded the source, and it's not at all difficult to add
this feature. It seemed the best way of solving the problem.  Should I
forward it to the mutt maintainer or the upstream authors?


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