Managing Signatures

Mimestream has robust signature functionality, including the ability to sync signatures from Gmail, create additional local signatures, and specify default signatures for new messages and replies.

Setting up your signature in Gmail

For the best experience, we recommend setting up your default signature in Gmail. Mimestream can then automatically sync and use this signature.

  1. Go to Gmail Settings.
  2. On the General tab, scroll down to the Signature section
  3. Select an existing signature, or click + Create new, and edit to your liking.
  4. Optional: If you need to insert an image, click the Insert image button (to upload from your Device or URL or Drive).
  5. IMPORTANT: Under Signature defaults, set FOR NEW EMAIL USE to this signature. The Gmail API only allows Mimestream to sync default signatures.
  6. Scroll down and click Save Changes.

Signature Tab

Managing signatures in Mimestream’s settings

If you need further control of your signature after setting it up in Gmail, you can manage it in Mimestream’s settings:

  1. Using the top main menu, select Mimestream
  2. Click on Settings… (on macOS 12, this is Preferences…)
  3. Select the Signatures tab

Choosing a default signature for new messages or replies

  1. Select an address from the sidebar list
  2. Select the New Messages tab, and then choose a signature from the Signature pop-up menu. This signature will be automatically added when composing new messages from this address.
  3. Select the Replies tab, and then choose a signature from the the Signature pop-up menu. This signature will be automatically added when replying to messages from this address.

Signature Tab

Creating additional “On My Mac” signatures

Mimestream supports creating additional signatures on your Mac. You can set one of these to be the default signature for an address, or you can choose to insert one manually from the Signature popup in the compose window.

  1. Click the + button at the bottom of the sidebar list
  2. Enter a Title for your signature
  3. Edit the signature text box below. If needed, click Aa button to view the format bar

Note: Images are only supported by server-side Gmail signatures, not local signatures. If you need an image in your signature, please follow the steps in the “Setting up your signature in Gmail” section above.

Signature Tab