Add IDA's Guardian Policy to your e-mail signature

We are asking all IDA supporters to help educate others by adding the following text to your emails and web pages:

I no longer use language that accepts the current concept of animals as property, commodities and/or things. Rather than referring to myself or others as "owners" of animals we share our lives with, I now refer to myself and others as "guardians" of our animal friends and to animals as "he" or "she" rather than "it." Guardians do not buy or sell animals; instead they rescue and adopt. I urge you to do the same. To learn more about the Guardian Campaign visit http://idausa.org/guardian.html.

If you are unsure how to add this signature to your email, please refer to the most relevant instructions below.

Select a program from the following list to read instructions pertaining to your email client:

America Online (Mac & Windows) :: Entourage (Mac only) :: Eudora (Mac & Windows) :: Juno (Windows only) :: Mail.app (Mac OS X only) :: Mozilla (Mac & Windows) :: Netscape 6.x (Mac & Windows) :: Netscape 4.0-4.7x (Mac & Windows) :: Outlook Express (Windows) :: Outlook Express (Mac) :: Pegasus (Windows only) :: Hotmail :: WebTV :: Yahoo! Mail :: Pine & Elm users, click here for instructions.

Because of the vast number of email clients available, we are only able to include instructions for the most recent versions of the most commonly used clients. To obtain the latest version of a particular program, click on the hyperlinked text associated with that program.

If you use an email program that isn't listed here, please send me a note with the directions, and I'll add it. Many people will appreciate it. Thanks!

AOL (Most versions)

Windows & Macintosh:

  1. AOL doesn't really have any way to include a signature file automatically, so here's the closest you can get.
  2. From the File menu, click New.
  3. Type in your signature.
  4. From the File menu, click Save. You'll be prompted to name the file and select its location on your computer. Write that down, so you can find it easily.
  5. When you want to include your signature in a message, from the File menu, click Open. Navigate to the location of your signature file, highlight the filename, and click Open.
  6. Highlight all the text to select it.
  7. From the Edit menu, click Copy.
  8. Switch back to the Write Mail form, position your cursor where you want the signature to be, and click Paste from the Edit menu. Your sig is inserted into your message!

Eudora 5.1

Eudora comes with a default signature called Standard. This is an empty signature file that you fill with signature text. To create a new signature, do the following.

Windows:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Signatures or click the Signature window's tab if it is the inactive window in a tabbed group. The Signature window appears.
  2. Right-click anywhere inside the Signature window and choose New from the context menu (right-click). Eudora displays the Create New Signature dialog box, and asks you for a name.
  3. In the dialog box, enter a signature name and click OK. A signature window appears.
  4. Enter your signature text in the signature window. To format the text with styles, see Formatting Text.
  5. Save the signature file using the File menu Save command.
  6. Close the signature window.
  7. To rename the signature, click once on the signature name next to the icon, and after a brief pause the edit box is highlighted. Type the new name and press Return.

Macintosh:

  1. Select Window>Signatures. The Signatures window is displayed.
  2. Click the New button and a signature icon appears.
  3. Type a name for the signature in the highlighted edit box, then press Return. A text window for the signature is displayed.
  4. Type your signature text in the window.
  5. Select File>Save to save the signature.
  6. Close the text window.
  7. To rename the signature, click once on the signature name next to the icon, and after a brief pause the edit box is highlighted. Type the new name and press Return.

Juno for Windows

  1. Go to Edit Create.
  2. Type in your signature.
  3. Click "Add Signature to new message"

Mail.app for Mac OS X

  1. Select Mail>Preferences. The Preferences window is displayed.
  2. Click the Signatures button and the signature dialogue box appears.
  3. Click the Create Signatures button.
  4. Type a name for the signature in the highlighted edit box, then press Return.
  5. Type your signature text in the text window.
  6. If highlighted, click the Make Plain Text button.
  7. Click OK
  8. Close the text window.

Netscape Messenger 6.x & Mozilla

Windows:

  1. Open up a text editor (Notepad, Wordpad, Emacs, Word, WordPerfect, etc.)
  2. Type in your signature.
  3. Save that file, in plain text format, to a directory of your choosing.
  4. In Messenger, select Edit.
  5. Select Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings.
  6. Double-click on your account.
  7. Select the box that reads, "Attach this signature:"
  8. Click on Choose.
  9. 'Browse' and select the file you created.

Macintosh:

  1. Open up a text editor (BBEdit, TexEdit, AppleWorks, Word, etc.)
  2. Type in your signature.
  3. Save that file, in plain text format, to a directory of your choosing.
  4. In Messenger, select Edit.
  5. Select Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings.
  6. Double-click on your account.
  7. Select the box that reads, "Attach this signature:"
  8. Click on Choose.
  9. 'Browse' and select the file you created.

Netscape 4.0 - 4.79

Windows & Macintosh:

  1. Open up a text editor (Notepad, Wordpad, Emacs, Word, WordPerfect, etc.)
  2. Type in your signature.
  3. Save that file, in plain text format, to a directory of your choosing.
  4. In Netscape, select Edit.
  5. Select Preferences.
  6. Double-click on Mail and Newsgroups.
  7. Select Identity.
  8. Down where it says, "Signature File", click on Choose.
  9. 'Browse' and select the file you created.

Outlook Express 5.0 - 6.0 for Windows

  1. Click on Tools.
  2. Select Stationary.
  3. Click on the Signature button.
  4. Choose Text.
  5. Type in your signature.
  6. Click Ok.

Outlook Express & Entourage for Macintosh

  1. Click on Tools.
  2. Select Signatures.
  3. Click on the New button.
  4. Type in your signature.
  5. Save your signature by selecting Save from the File menu.

Pegasus Mail 4.0 for Windows

  1. Choose Options from the Pegasus Mail Tools menu
  2. Select the Signatures page, and click Edit signatures.
  3. Click on the button for the sig you wish to change.
  4. Type in your signature.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click OK.

WEB-BASED & MISCELLANEOUS EMAIL SERVICES

Hotmail

To create a unique signature (After you create a signature, it is automatically added to all outgoing messages).

  1. On the Options page, click Signature under Additional Options.
  2. Type the information you want in your signature, and then click OK.

Notes

WebTV

  1. Click on Settings.
  2. Select Signatures.
  3. Type in your signature.
  4. Click Done.
  5. You can click Write to preview it.

Yahoo! Mail

To view or change your signature:

  1. Click the "Options" link in the left-hand navigation bar, and then click the "Signature" link under the Personalization column on the left.
  2. Your current signature (if any) will be displayed in the text area.
  3. Change your signature by typing over the existing text, or enter a new one by typing in the blank text area. If you're using HTML tags, click the "HTML" button. (Note: When using HTML in your signature, make sure you click the "HTML tags allowed" button in the Compose field. If you don't do this, the recipient will only see what is written in plain text.)
  4. If you would like the "Use Signature" checkbox on the Compose Mail screen to be checked by default when composing a new message, click on the "Add signature to all messages as default" checkbox beneath the text area. (You will still have the option to uncheck this box if you want to send a message without your signature.)
  5. Remember to click the "Save" button when you're done. This will put your new signature into effect.