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I use Gmail from

  • iOS mail client (iPhone)
  • Mac mail client (Macbook)
  • Exchange 2010 client (Win workstation)
  • the web browser on the PC (other machines like my wife's laptop etc)

I wanted to configure my gmail account such that I can have a consistent signature independent of the access mechanism.

Any ideas on how to do this?

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This is done for your whole account in your gmail account settings.
Acessing your account with any device will use signatures once they are configured. As you will see, it is quite simple. This is ripped off of google signature help page

How to create a signature

Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings. Enter your new signature text in the box at the bottom of the page next to the Signature option.

Click Save Changes.

Signatures are separated from the rest of your message by two dashes. To see a signature in Gmail, click the Show trimmed content button at the bottom of the message.

Please note:

If you notice extra characters (such as * or >) being added to your signature after you send mail, it's because some versions of Gmail don't support rich text and we've converted some of your formatting. For example, when you send from Gmail using Safari on iPhone, any text you bolded in your signature will be marked with asterisks (i.e., example will show as example).

For rich text signatures, the maximum amount of characters you can use is 10,000 (including HTML markup).

If you send mail "from" multiple addresses in Gmail, you can set a different signature for each address in the General tab of your settings. Choose the second radio button in the "Signature:" section, use the drop-down menu to choose the appropriate address and set the signature you want.

If you're editing your signature and only have an option to create a plain text signature, this is due to your current compose message settings. Click Compose to create a new message, then click the Rich formatting option in the message. Once this change is made, you'll be able to create a rich text signature.

Hope this helps, cheers!

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this won't work when you're using mail clients on various devices/browsers. –  Sathya Apr 23 '12 at 7:11
* You are right Sathya. I had forgotten I indeed had to configure the signature for my mobile last year. I guess above tip only works for non-mobile access, and signature support on mobiles is integrated seperately into mobile devices. Look into your devices mail account settings, there is usually a signature option in there. –  stefgosselin Apr 23 '12 at 17:52

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