Horde: Patch for putting email signature above the reply

timesurfer

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Hi,

I didn't knew this, but it seem there is a very strong debate in the Horde developers about the correct position of the email signature in replies and forwards.

Some say:
- it should be at the end of everything in the email
- below the quoted text
- below the email
- below the reply email
- or below the forward email

Others say:
- it should be at the end of the reply email
- but above the original (first) email
- or above the forwarded email
- and afterwards should come the text of the original email


Some say:
- In Thunderbird, the config option explicitly says
- "Place my signature... below the quote (recommended)"
- And Gmail puts signatures at the bottom of the message by default.

Others say:
- that is true
- but Thunderbird and Gmail offer the option to select the signature position
- and Horde doesn't


Maybe this two examples make it more obvious about what I am talking about:

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Example 1 - below
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Hi Jane,

I live in Las Vegas.


On 31/10/2019 21:07, [email protected] wrote:
> Hi John,
> Where do you live?
>
> Regards,
>Jane

Regards,
John

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Example 2 - above
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Hi Jane,

I live in Las Vegas.

Regards,
John


On 31/10/2019 21:07, [email protected] wrote:
> Hi John,
> Where do you live?
>
> Regards,
>Jane

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I don't want to enter this debate because I think there are more knowledgeable persons about this than me.
However, I would like to have the option to choose.
The problem is that Horde doesn't let me choose.
It forces me to use the signature below everything in the email.

So, I found out that one man named Joao Veiga created a patch that solves this (in Imp 6.2.2, Horde 5.2.20), which I believe is the current stable release.

As the patch creator says:
the patch modifies these files:
lib/Basic/Compose.php
lib/Compose.php
lib/Dynamic/Compose/Common.php
lib/Dynamic/Compose.php

The other is placed in /etc/horde/imp/prefs.d, to add the option in
the prefs page (note that if you have other custom prefs "identities",
it has to be edited to include them, as it overrides the
['identities']['members']
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Link to check the current stable releases of Imp and Horde:

Links to the Imp mailing list messages about this, posted by Joao Veiga:

Link to the Horde ticket where the patch was posted by Joao Veiga:

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The problem is that this patch was built for Debian and my server is running Centos 7.

So, I would like to ask if someone could help on converting this patch so it could be used on Centos 7.

Is there anybody also interested in making this possible?
 

cPanelLauren

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While you are able to add patches/customizations to the horde implementation, cPanel does not support this. You might find better answers to this query here as well: Support - The Horde Project
 

timesurfer

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You might find better answers to this query here as well: Support - The Horde Project
I love Horde and I go to their website (wiki, etc) many times.

The problem is that Horde devs are divided into two categories:
- the ones that defend option 1 (below)
- the ones that defend option 2 (above)
And the option 1 won.
This is going on for some years.
So, I guess I would be just one more guy asking them about option 2.

While you are able to add patches/customizations to the horde implementation, cPanel does not support this
Ok, I understand that cPanel can't support every 3rd party app or software.

I just hope that someone with the right knowledge reads this post and be kind enough to post here some solution.

Thanks anyway