Outlook incorrectly adds my signature to this custom templateOutlook templates (.oft file extension) are a great time saver if you routinely send preformatted e-mails. I use such templates almost every day--one that alerts other TechRepublic editors of the articles, downloads, and galleries I publish and another for contributor check requests.
Unfortunately, I also use Outlook's signature feature and was constantly annoyed when Outlook inserted my signature above my template's text--which included a signature--when opening a new message. I wanted to continue using a signature, but was tired of deleting it every time I used a template.
I searched in vain for more than a year, and finally found an relevant registry hack in MSKB article 840393, Multiple signatures added on a custom multi-page form in Outlook 2003.
The MSKB article also claims the problem was fixed in Microsoft Office 2003 SP 1. As I have Office SP 2 and still have the problem, I thought I would try the registry hack.