How do I add my signature to Lotus Notes 6.5 on my Windows XP PC?

Larry Karafa May 31, 2013
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I’m trying to add my signature on every new memo that I want to send, with Lotus Notes 6.5 on Windows XP SP 1. I know how to do it on Lotus Notes 6.5 installed on Windows 7 which has a preferences panel where the signature tag is located. This is basically straight forward, unlike Lotus Notes 6.5 on Windows XP?

How do I add my signature?

  1. Oron Joffe
    May 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I agree with Tim. Lotus Notes 6.5 was introduced in 2003 and had a couple of minor updates in the following couple of years. It was replaced by 6.6 and later versions long before Windows 7 came out, so there aren't different versions of the program for different OSs. If you can't find the preference panel, something has happened to your copy of Notes.

  2. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 31, 2013 at 2:11 am

    First, Larry out of context a bit, I notice that you are using Windows XP SP1. This makes your computer vulnerable to security issues. Besides Microsoft, is going to support XP till 2014 for updates only if it is updated to SP3. It is free, so kindly update to XP SP3 for better security and windows updates.

    Now coming to your question, kindly refer to the below two links :

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5326094_create-email-signature-lotus-notes.html

    http://ibmserver.danielcadams.com/how-to-add-a-signature-to-your-lotus-notes-email/

  3. Tim Brookes
    May 31, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I'm confused as to why this isn't identical on both operating systems. Lotus will only be selling one copy of Notes 6.5 which is compatible with all supported operating systems - XP, Vista 7 and 8 I'd have imagined. While the operating systems themselves are different, the software should perform almost identically regardless of whether you're running XP or 7.

    The location of settings and features in particular should not differ. Therefore I ask you to double check the location you have previously used.

    I also found the following instructions:

    Click the rich-text area where you want to add your signature.
    Click Actions > Tools > Insert Signature.
    Select "import from file" and locate the HTML file you want to use OR choose "Select from Mail Preference"

    If you choose the latter, head to the program preferences (Usually under the File or Edit menu) and scour it for Mail preferences. It should be in there.

    Source: http://web2.cba.gov.ar/help/help65_client.nsf/f4b82fbb75e942a6852566ac0037f284/1f8275c13be14f7885256dff0061f60a?OpenDocument

    I'd look myself, but I'm on a Mac and don't have the software!