The Basics

Getting Started

SigPro’s initial signatures pane is conveniently located in the Mail Signatures pane. It provides a set of tokens that can be incorporated into any signature. When the signature is used, the token will be replaced with the relevant content to provide a customized signature for each email.

Signature window with tokens

Tokens can be added to the signature by dragging them into the signature window.

Simple Tokens:

User Name: The “Full Name” field in the Accounts definition or defined in the SigPro pane for individual email addresses.
Account Description: The “description” field in the Accounts definition
Email: Email Address as defined in the currently selected mail account
Obscured Email: The “Email Address” field in the Accounts definition translated into a format that most bots will not use to create spam lists, i.e. “sigpro dot support at smallcubed dot com” for “”
Skype Button: A button linking to Skype using information from the Skype sidebar. (more information below)

Simple Signature Tokens

Simple Signature

Content Tokens:

URL: Provide a url and a description to add a link into your signature
Image: Provide a url to an image to include the image in your signature

URL w/Image Provide a url to an image, and a url for a link to have a linked image in your signature

Image with URL Signature Tokens

Image with URL Signature data

Image with URL Signature appearance

Last Blog Entry: Add the RRS feed for a blog to have the last post of that blog appear in your signature

Blog entry with URL Signature Tokens

Blog entry with URL Signature data

Blog with URL Signature appearance

Script: create a script to insert content into your signature (more information below)

Script entry with URL Signature Tokens

Script entry with URL Signature data

Script with URL Signature appearance


Add formatting to the tokens through the formatting menu of Mail. Any formatting applied to the token will be applied to the replacement text.

Formatting menu of Mail

Formatted tokens in signature

Formatted Signature appearance

Working with Aliases

Skype tab setup

Aliases appear in the small box in the Account Setting section under the Signature information when the master account for the alias is selected.

To set a default signature for an alias, make sure the signature has been assigned to the master account signature list, then select the alias and from the dropdown menu on the right select the desired default signature. Make sure that the option to

iTunes Integration

There are five placeholders that can be used to specifically insert pieces of iTunes information into the signature. These placeholders are the following:

iTunes Tokens:

iTunes Song: The currently playing song in iTunes
iTunes Album: The album of the currently playing song in iTunes
iTunes Artist: The artist of the currently playing song in iTunes
iTunes Status: The current status of iTunes (see below)
iTunes Summary: The summary as set in the iTunes window

The iTunes tokens iTunes Song:, iTunes Album:, iTunes Artist: and iTunes Status: can be dragged into any signatures. However, they will only have information if iTunes is playing.

Another way to display iTunes infromation is to use the iTunes Summary: in your signature. The iTunes Summary: will display the content of the status signatures as setup in the iTunes signature window. You can have a different signature display depending on whether iTunes is: playing, paused, open but not playing, or not open.

iTunes signature window

iTunes signature window with play signature

iTunes signature play icon

iTunes signature playing

iTunes signature pause icon

iTunes signature paused

Using Random Quotations

The quotes tokens can be used to insert the “Quotation”, “Quote Author”, and the “Quote Citation” into a signature. Each token can be formatted separately as desired. The tokens will be filled in from the content of your “Random Quotes File”.


Quotation: The quotation
Quote Author: The author of the quotation
Quote Citation: Where the quote was taken from

Random Quotes File

In the Signature sidebar there is the “Quotes” section for selecting a “Random Quotes” file to import for use with your signatures.

Quotes preference window

File Format

The “Ramdom Quote” file should be a standard text file(.txt) with each quotations, separated by a carriage return. Each line should be broken into three parts: a quotation, an author and a citation.

Sample quote formats:

“Some quotation worth having in an email”:Scott Little:’The read me doc of SigPro’

The first part is the quote, the second is the author and the third is the citation. They should be separated by a colon (:) and can be enclosed within any of several different types of delimiting characters, but the opening and closing for each MUST be the same. Both the author and the citation are optional. The following are allowed:

She sells seashells by the seashore

|…from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.|:|Charles Darwin|:|On the Origin of Species|

‘There are three types of “Creationist”, Young Earth, Intelligent Design and “Just plain screwed-up”’::

You can also have a quotation that is multi-line. In order to do this simply wrap the entire entry in brackets ([]). The brackets must be the first and last non-blank characters around the quotation, author and citation. The line breaks will be respected in the signature.

Multi-lined Quote:

["…from so simple a beginning
endless forms most beautiful and
most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.":"Charles Darwin":|On the Origin of Species|]

Setting Up the Skype Button

To add a Skype link to a signature, set up your Skype name in the Skype tab, then drag the Skype token into the signature.

Skype tab setup

Skype signature in rich text

Skype signature in plain text


Using Scripts

The script token allows scripts to be used to pull content into a signature. This is an advanced feature for users who are comfortable with script writing.

When the script token is dragged into a signature it provides a Finder window to select the scripts. A second window then appears to provide arguments and set whether to use <pre> tags.

Script token in signature

Open finder window to browse to script

Arguments are passed as a simple list separated by spaces. Currently no parsing is done to handle values with spaces in them.

Enter Arguments and set 'pre' tags

The <pre> tags are used to insert line brakes in the script output. When they are present a <br/> tag is placed at the end of existing signature content and replaces any line break in the script’s returned data.

Signature with 'pre' tags

Signature without 'pre' tags

Sample Script

Contact Information

If you have further questions, or SigPro doesn't act as you expect, you can contact us at the following email address: