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10.4: A workaround for dragging into Mail signatures Apps
Tiger only hintA user from was having trouble adding a vCard to his signature in Mail 2.0 in Tiger. He was trying to drag and drop the vCard, but Mail wasn't accepting the drag.

So as I investigated, I found that it was definitely a bug in Mail 2.0. However, the workaround is quite easy (and this works for any attachment of any type):
  1. Select your vCard in Address Book
  2. Go to File: Export
  3. Go to the Finder and select the newly exported vCard
  4. Next, choose Edit: Copy
  5. Back in Mail, place your cursor where you want the vCard to go, and choose Edit: Paste and Match Style
This should work for any file really, but I haven't tested any others.
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10.4: A workaround for dragging into Mail signatures
Authored by: david-bo on May 25, '05 02:24:21PM

Please don't add vcards to all your outgoing mails. It sucks to be forced to clean out hundreds of vcard.vcf, vcard 1.vcf, vcard 2.vcf without having any idea whoms card it is without somehow opening it. It is far better to include a link in your signature, a link that uses the addressbook url scheme and then post your vcard somewhere on the web:


Using addressbook:// rather than http:// also lets you avoid downloading the vcard to our download folder (of course you have to download it to add it but it is stored in some temporary directory until it is added to the Address Book and then deleted)

Using a link lets people that are interested download it and everyone else avoids downloading annoying and unnecessary attachments.

(don't forget to include a http-link in your signature as well so that users of other OS:s also can access your vcard)


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