separate signatures for different accounts

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NZDeveloper

Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt

signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure

Outlook to do this!@#$

under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple

signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They

all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of

this config form.

So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You

can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig

dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

Cheers

Grant
 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
That's available since Outlook 2003.

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:39:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:


> Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt
> signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure
> Outlook to do this!@#$

> under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple
> signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They
> all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of
> this config form.

> So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You
> can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig
> dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

> Cheers

> Grant
 
G

Grant Hammond

On Oct 15, 9:47 pm, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
wrote:
> That's available since Outlook 2003.

> > Best regards
> Michael Bauer

> > > : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en
> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:39:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:
>
> > Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt
> > signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure
> > Outlook to do this!@#$

>
> > under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple
> > signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They
> > all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of
> > this config form.

>
> > So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You
> > can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig
> > dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

>
> > Cheers

>
> > Grant


maybe thats what Microsfot thought, but it doesnt work! There are

heaps of posts on numerous forums of the difficulty in Outlook

handling multiple signatures.

The problem is that when you create a new message, it adds the default

signature. You can then use the account button to change which account

is used to send it, which changes the sender and return email address,

but it also clears the signature, so now you have to manually add the

correct signature. So sending is now a multiple click affair with a

concious thought process to make sure its going out with the right

sender details.

I have found one commercial add-in called Split Personalities, but

thats pretty clunky. Anyone else found a suitable add-in, or do I need

to write my own?

Cheers

Grant
 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Changing the signature only works if you have set Word to be the email

editor. If your sig is removed, Word should be your email editor. Are you

sure you have a sig defined for the account (new mail, or reply-forward)?

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:29:18 -0700 (PDT) schrieb Grant Hammond:


> On Oct 15, 9:47 pm, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
> wrote:
> > That's available since Outlook 2003.
>

>> > > Best regards
> > Michael Bauer
>

>> >> >> : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en
>
>> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:39:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:
> >
> >> Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt
> >> signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure
> >> Outlook to do this!@#$

> >
> >> under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple
> >> signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They
> >> all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of
> >> this config form.

> >
> >> So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You
> >> can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig
> >> dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

> >
> >> Cheers

> >
> >> Grant


> maybe thats what Microsfot thought, but it doesnt work! There are
> heaps of posts on numerous forums of the difficulty in Outlook
> handling multiple signatures.

> The problem is that when you create a new message, it adds the default
> signature. You can then use the account button to change which account
> is used to send it, which changes the sender and return email address,
> but it also clears the signature, so now you have to manually add the
> correct signature. So sending is now a multiple click affair with a
> concious thought process to make sure its going out with the right
> sender details.

> I have found one commercial add-in called Split Personalities, but
> thats pretty clunky. Anyone else found a suitable add-in, or do I need
> to write my own?

> Cheers

> Grant
 
N

NZDeveloper

On Oct 17, 6:24 am, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
wrote:
> Changing the signature only works if you have set Word to be the email
> editor. If your sig is removed, Word should be your email editor. Are you
> sure you have a sig defined for the account (new mail, or reply-forward)?

> > Best regards
> Michael Bauer

> > > : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en
> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:29:18 -0700 (PDT) schrieb Grant Hammond:
>
> > On Oct 15, 9:47 pm, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
> > wrote:
> >> That's available since Outlook 2003.

>
> >> > >> Best regards
> >> Michael Bauer

>
> >> > >> > >> : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en>

>
> >> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:39:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:

>
> >>> Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt
> >>> signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure
> >>> Outlook to do this!@#$

>
> >>> under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple
> >>> signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They
> >>> all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of
> >>> this config form.

>
> >>> So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You
> >>> can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig
> >>> dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

>
> >>> Cheers

>
> >>> Grant

>
> > maybe thats what Microsfot thought, but it doesnt work! There are
> > heaps of posts on numerous forums of the difficulty in Outlook
> > handling multiple signatures.

>
> > The problem is that when you create a new message, it adds the default
> > signature. You can then use the account button to change which account
> > is used to send it, which changes the sender and return email address,
> > but it also clears the signature, so now you have to manually add the
> > correct signature. So sending is now a multiple click affair with a
> > concious thought process to make sure its going out with the right
> > sender details.

>
> > I have found one commercial add-in called Split Personalities, but
> > thats pretty clunky. Anyone else found a suitable add-in, or do I need
> > to write my own?

>
> > Cheers

>
> > Grant


Outlook 2007 uses Word as the editor, so you cant "set Word as the

editor", it jsut is hte editor.

There is still a fundamental bug in Outlook, that you CANNOT assign

separate signatures to separate accounts. Whats the point in being

able to manage multiple accounts in one session withouth being able to

distingish them with different signatures!@#$

Sure you can create multiple accounts, and signatures, but you can

only assign one signature to all accounts, so as soon as you want to

create a new message from a secondary account, you have to pick the

account using the "Account" button, this then drops the signature from

the message, so you have to manually ass the appropriate signature.

Thats about as dumb as it gets!

Are you ttelling me everyone out there using Outlook 2007 with

multiple accounts is doing this??????

Hopefully someone out there has a work around for this fundamental bug

Cheers

Grant
 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Fine, now we assume you're using OL07.

If it doesn't work for you, there's a bug. But in general it works, as it

does on all of my system.


> Are you ttelling me everyone out there using Outlook 2007 with
> multiple accounts is doing this??????


No, I don't. Please read my answers again.

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Sun, 25 Oct 2009 18:35:59 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:


> On Oct 17, 6:24 am, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
> wrote:
> > Changing the signature only works if you have set Word to be the email
> > editor. If your sig is removed, Word should be your email editor. Are you
> > sure you have a sig defined for the account (new mail, or reply-forward)?
>

>> > > Best regards
> > Michael Bauer
>

>> >> >> : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en
>
>> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:29:18 -0700 (PDT) schrieb Grant Hammond:
> >
> >> On Oct 15, 9:47 pm, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
>>> wrote:
> >>> That's available since Outlook 2003.

> >
> >>> > >>> Best regards
> >>> Michael Bauer

> >
> >>> >>>> >>>> : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en>

> >
> >>> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:39:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:

> >
> >>>> Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt
> >>>> signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure
> >>>> Outlook to do this!@#$

> >
> >>>> under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple
> >>>> signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They
> >>>> all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of
> >>>> this config form.

> >
> >>>> So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You
> >>>> can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig
> >>>> dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

> >
> >>>> Cheers

> >
> >>>> Grant

> >
> >> maybe thats what Microsfot thought, but it doesnt work! There are
> >> heaps of posts on numerous forums of the difficulty in Outlook
> >> handling multiple signatures.

> >
> >> The problem is that when you create a new message, it adds the default
> >> signature. You can then use the account button to change which account
> >> is used to send it, which changes the sender and return email address,
> >> but it also clears the signature, so now you have to manually add the
> >> correct signature. So sending is now a multiple click affair with a
> >> concious thought process to make sure its going out with the right
> >> sender details.

> >
> >> I have found one commercial add-in called Split Personalities, but
> >> thats pretty clunky. Anyone else found a suitable add-in, or do I need
> >> to write my own?

> >
> >> Cheers

> >
> >> Grant


> Outlook 2007 uses Word as the editor, so you cant "set Word as the
> editor", it jsut is hte editor.

> There is still a fundamental bug in Outlook, that you CANNOT assign
> separate signatures to separate accounts. Whats the point in being
> able to manage multiple accounts in one session withouth being able to
> distingish them with different signatures!@#$

> Sure you can create multiple accounts, and signatures, but you can
> only assign one signature to all accounts, so as soon as you want to
> create a new message from a secondary account, you have to pick the
> account using the "Account" button, this then drops the signature from
> the message, so you have to manually ass the appropriate signature.
> Thats about as dumb as it gets!

> Are you ttelling me everyone out there using Outlook 2007 with
> multiple accounts is doing this??????

> Hopefully someone out there has a work around for this fundamental bug

> Cheers

> Grant
 
G

Grant Hammond

On Oct 27, 7:16 am, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
wrote:
> Fine, now we assume you're using OL07.

> If it doesn't work for you, there's a bug. But in general it works, as it
> does on all of my system.
>
> > Are you ttelling me everyone out there using Outlook 2007 with
> > multiple accounts is doing this??????


> No, I don't. Please read my answers again.

> > Best regards
> Michael Bauer

> > > : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en
> Am Sun, 25 Oct 2009 18:35:59 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:
>
> > On Oct 17, 6:24 am, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
> > wrote:
> >> Changing the signature only works if you have set Word to be the email
> >> editor. If your sig is removed, Word should be your email editor. Are you
> >> sure you have a sig defined for the account (new mail, or reply-forward)?

>
> >> > >> Best regards
> >> Michael Bauer

>
> >> > >> > >> : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en>

>
> >> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:29:18 -0700 (PDT) schrieb Grant Hammond:

>
> >>> On Oct 15, 9:47 pm, "Michael Bauer " <m...@mvps.org
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> That's available since Outlook 2003.

>
> >>>> > >>>> Best regards
> >>>> Michael Bauer

>
> >>>> > >>>> > >>>> : <http://www.vboffice.net/product.html?pub=6〈=en>

>
> >>>> Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:39:46 -0700 (PDT) schrieb NZDeveloper:

>
> >>>>> Seems siple enough, having two email accounts, eack having a differnt
> >>>>> signature, and different sender email address, but you cant configure
> >>>>> Outlook to do this!@#$

>
> >>>>> under tools-options-mail format-signatures, you can create multiple
> >>>>> signatures, but you cant assign them to different email accounts. They
> >>>>> all go to the default account specificed in the right hand side of
> >>>>> this config form.

>
> >>>>> So now, when you create an enw email, its gets the default sig. You
> >>>>> can change the account using hte account button, but then the sig
> >>>>> dissapears. Why cant each sig be associated to a separate account?

>
> >>>>> Cheers

>
> >>>>> Grant

>
> >>> maybe thats what Microsfot thought, but it doesnt work! There are
> >>> heaps of posts on numerous forums of the difficulty in Outlook
> >>> handling multiple signatures.

>
> >>> The problem is that when you create a new message, it adds the default
> >>> signature. You can then use the account button to change which account
> >>> is used to send it, which changes the sender and return email address,
> >>> but it also clears the signature, so now you have to manually add the
> >>> correct signature. So sending is now a multiple click affair with a
> >>> concious thought process to make sure its going out with the right
> >>> sender details.

>
> >>> I have found one commercial add-in called Split Personalities, but
> >>> thats pretty clunky. Anyone else found a suitable add-in, or do I need
> >>> to write my own?

>
> >>> Cheers

>
> >>> Grant

>
> > Outlook 2007 uses Word as the editor, so you cant "set Word as the
> > editor", it jsut is hte editor.

>
> > There is still a fundamental bug in Outlook, that you CANNOT assign
> > separate signatures to separate accounts. Whats the point in being
> > able to manage multiple accounts in one session withouth being able to
> > distingish them with different signatures!@#$

>
> > Sure you can create multiple accounts, and signatures, but you can
> > only assign one signature to all accounts, so as soon as you want to
> > create a new message from a secondary account, you have to pick the
> > account using the "Account" button, this then drops the signature from
> > the message, so you have to manually ass the appropriate signature.
> > Thats about as dumb as it gets!

>
> > Are you ttelling me everyone out there using Outlook 2007 with
> > multiple accounts is doing this??????

>
> > Hopefully someone out there has a work around for this fundamental bug

>
> > Cheers

>
> > Grant


Sorry, yes I'm using Outlook 2007.

One point I have jsut thought about is that I think OL2007 provides

for a new PST file format, but still supports the older pst format. I

suspect my PST files are still the older format, so I will make new

pst files and test with a new profile using the new pst files to make

sure its not that.

Cheers

Grant
 

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