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I'm using vim+mutt to write e-mails which I send via IMAP through Google. When I include a signature file to be used, and that file contains an ASCII signature (figlet font), it is badly displayed by the (new) Yahoo web-based e-mail client (the lines look miswrapped, which makes the signature unintelligible).

However, if I copy the same signature to be included in Gmail's web-based client (in settings > use signature) and send an e-mail to Yahoo mail (in the new web-based client) using that signature, it is correctly displayed.

Another weird note is that I have set up the web-based e-mail client (that is the new Yahoo mail) to display the plain text in Courier font, but the signature still looks distorted; yet on a different Yahoo account (this time using the classic Yahoo web-based client) the figlet font signature is displayed properly, which is also the case with my web-based Gmail client if I add the Google Chrome add-on for plain text (if I don't use the add-on, the signature is, again, distorted). I'm still not sure if that has to do with the web client.

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closed as off-topic by Mikel, Anthon, garethTheRed, dr01, X Tian Jun 3 at 9:00

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It looks like your problem is with webmails rather than the sending side, but we can't be sure unless you give us more information. Write a one-line email, send it, and post the full headers and body (minus any identifying information). Also explain very precisely (perhaps with screenshots) how the signature looks like where it's distorted. – Gilles Dec 10 '11 at 1:50
If you have tab characters in your signature, expand them to the appropriate number of spaces. – Keith Thompson Dec 10 '11 at 2:53
Thank you so much for your answers! I will post what you requested! – chimil Dec 10 '11 at 16:09
Here are the links to screenshots: – chimil Dec 10 '11 at 16:32
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about UNIX – Mikel Jun 3 at 3:10

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