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email templates for snappermail 1.8.4 (palm os)
Simple way to increase size of the buffer for email signatures so they can be used as templates for frequently sent emails

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Unknown User anonymous2
[10/31/03 | Discuss (1) | Link to this hack]

Snappermail's ability to hold unlimited email accounts means it's practical to set up several with the same reply-to-address and smtp server, but with different signatures.

As selecting an account to use for a new mail is as simple as clicking the drop down menu in the 'to' field, these 'signatures' can serve as templates (with the accounts named appropriately, eg. 'ebay:received')

The signature buffer is normally only 256 characters long, which limits the usefulness of this idea, but luckily this can be changed very simply:

- Use Rsrcedit (freeware), or any similar tool, to open resource 'tFRM 1356' in Snappermail.prc.
- Now open 'Field 1359' and change 'Max Chars' from 255 to 1023

This gives you a whole Kilobyte of signature space for each account. I haven't tried higher values, and of course, even the value here should be treated with caution. This hack has been in place for 3 weeks (with constant use of these large signatures) without any sign of problems.

Not being a programmer I can't explain why this is so easy to do (ie. that nothing needs to be changed in the code), except to hazard a guess that palmOS handles the allocations here, rather than some code internal to the program, and so makes the necessary adjustments to related functions (eg.storage of the signature in Snapper-Prefs-Snpm.pdb) automatically.

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