Well, back in the "old days" of the 'net (in the last century), people had
what was known as a .sig. They had bare-bones *nix-based email readers that
you had to practically program, with catchy names like "mail". You created a
.SIG file in your *nix account, and the mail client would insert it after
You can still do that, even with fancy programs these days but most people
don't bother, except for the venerable old 'net warriors like Christopher
Wright, who actually has a very good example of what the old, elaborate
(i.e. "rule-breaking") .SIGs would look like.
My .SIG is below for all to see: simple, direct and containing just such
information as you suggest.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
From: Michael Hemstad [mailto:mlhemstad(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 5:29 PM
Subject: Aluminum Welding
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