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i got an email from a supplier with a really nifty animated signature...so i wanted to..."borrow" it...i clicked view source and found the part of the email that contained the animated signature doodad...and customized it with my info....saved it as an htm file...and when i double click the file...sure enough...it opens in I.E. and looks just as expected...HOWEVER....when i try to use the thing as an email signature...it doesn't fly....at all.. none of the text shows up and the animation is non existant...i'm obviously missing something...probalby because i have no idea what i'm doing

this is by no means a priority...just figured with the wealth of knowledge...someone would have fun with it

i've attached the modified version of what i was emailed...this seems to only be the animated signature part...i can get the whole source if it helps...
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i got an email from a supplier with a really nifty animated signature...so i wanted to..."borrow" it...i clicked view source and found the part of the email that contained the animated signature doodad...and customized it with my info....saved it as an htm file...and when i double click the file...sure enough...it opens in I.E. and looks just as expected...HOWEVER....when i try to use the thing as an email signature...it doesn't fly....at all.. none of the text shows up and the animation is non existant...i'm obviously missing something...probalby because i have no idea what i'm doing

this is by no means a priority...just figured with the wealth of knowledge...someone would have fun with it

i've attached the modified version of what i was emailed...this seems to only be the animated signature part...i can get the whole source if it helps...


I actually heard of this in an article for web optimization.. Different files can be overlayed on each other; even javascript onto GIFs, and seem to be one file. I actually came across an example of this on the LJ community "Bad Web Design". It was a window, with a picture of a S & M girl with a whip and the title bar read "I am your web mistress, you must.." and then there was a 'submit' button. It was a GIF overlayed on a regular picture of a window, and text overlayed on the image.
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while i understand what you're suggesting...i don't feel that this is the case...as the source doesn't mention any images...everything that comes up seems to be created by the code itself...could be wrong though
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Maybe you can compare the sources here

http://www.anisigs.co.uk/
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must be important...just got 6 notifiers for that reply...i'll check it out
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made a little progress...i turned word off as my email editor...and i can get it to send out fine animated and all....to my own account (and theoretically to any other outlook accounts)...but if i send a copy to say...my gmail account...it get's hosed once it gets there....i would imagine that this is the fault of the code?
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Is it the difference between the way it is added, incredimail just uses insert, maybe check how to use these signatures to see if it helps
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...it may be possible..i'll check that link when i can....
the signature is being inserted automatically right now....
i got it to work correctly as far as placement for hotmail...the scrolling animation is really slow in the hotmail box...but...in outlook all is well....gmail completely hoses it

most of my mail goes to people using outlook as well..i just want to make sure it's concistant
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It doesn't matter if you send it from Outlook to gmail? gmail won't recognise it?
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right...it recognizes it...it just...doesn't animate and moves things around
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Getting warm?

http://groups.google...27d1a3188893969
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nope...maybe i'm the one being confusing here....i'm sending via outlook through my exchange acount...when it get's RECEIVED in gmail...it's screwed up in the mail...when it's recieved in hotmail...it comes out fine (though slow...but fine)
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I was as usual clutching at straws, if gmail won't send them a particular way, maybe it can only see them if they are looking at hosted images
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well..in that gmail group discussion deal..i've found evidence that gmail doesn't actually support html signatures...like...it's VERY hard to use one as a gmail signature...one could assume that this may make it pretty difficult for it to read them as well?
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Seems so, someone posted a method and gmail borked the link??
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