I am using html emails with outlook style signature and with every reply in a thread, the signatures for each email gets a few additional lines above it... any ideas? (the issue is roughly like this)

# initial email
Hello world,

-- # <- signature starts here
from a.
# next reply
Hello back,

from b.
Hello world

-- # <- additional lines above signature.
from a.



You can disable the signature dashes altogether and, if you want, insert them manually into your signature.

You will need a dconf editor, either the graphical one or this:

sudo apt install dconf-cli

Now you can change the setting:

dconf write /org/gnome/evolution/mail/composer-no-signature-delim true

Source: https://geekphreek.com/remove-the-signature-dashes-from-evolution/

  • Thanks for the comment, I have a feeling that this will fix my issue!, I will just give it some time and testing before marking your answer as the correct.
    – YHoffman
    Aug 29 '19 at 0:27
  • This fixes the issue while introducing another one... Now the signature is plastered right after the message body no matter how many times I press ENTER...
    – YHoffman
    Sep 5 '19 at 21:02
  • 1
    Make a few lines above your signature (in the signature editor) and put a non-breakable space there (right Alt + space).
    – ericek111
    Sep 6 '19 at 18:33
  • Thanks for your great help!
    – YHoffman
    Sep 9 '19 at 4:27
  • This solution doesn't seem to be working on Evolution 3.38.1 for me.
    – FoamyGuy
    Oct 26 '20 at 15:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.