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Hi, I am using Outlook 2003.

I have about 10 email accounts and have setup signatures for 5 of them, I have listed below my accounts and the which ones have a signature

account1@me.com - Default
account2@me.com
account3@me.com
account4@me.com
account5@me.com
account6@me.com - signature setup
account7@me.com - signature setup
account8@me.com - signature setup
account9@me.com - signature setup
account10@me.com - signature setup

The problem is when I create a new email, it obviously starts with the default account which is what I want, but if I change the account using the drop down selection it will change the account through what the email is sent. However it won't insert the signature associated with that account. Hope that made sense.
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Christopher McKay earned 2000 total points
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I believe I understand what you mean. (You want to be able to change the signature when changing accounts, right?)
Have you tried right clicking on the signature area, and choosing a different signature?
From what I understand, outlook stores the signatures seperately from the accounts, so you can select whichever you need. (A mix and match type of environment.)

Hope this helps!

:o)

Bartender_1
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Hi Bartender,

Sort of, what I want is when I choose an account other than my default account it displays the signature related to that account, my default account has no signatures, so when I start a new email and change accounts it is supposed to show the signature relating to that account but it doesn't the page just stays blank.
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by:Christopher McKay
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Ah I see, and without a signature, you can't right click and select a different signature.

As far as I can tell, the default e-mail address is what determines the primary signature, (which is then associated with the open "new e-mail". Choosing a new "from" account, doesn't re-associate the signature. Therefore you need to right click on the signature to change it.

As a potential solution, I would recommend making a blank signature, then select a different one as your default. This will enable you to right click and choose your blank signature for those e-mails that your want to not have a signature, and still choose a different signature for the different accounts. (Without a signature, you don't have anything to right click on and select a different signature, so you need to specify something as a signature.) I know that this isn't an ideal situation for you, but I don't know of any other options for now.

Also, another expert may have an idea or option that I haven't heard of yet.

:o)

Bartender_1
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by:jalexan123
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Hi Bartender,

Thanks for the advice, I will give that a go and let you know how I get on.
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