I think you're referring to 2.2 which is where this post should have been made. Technically speaking there has always been a signature. It's just been on the gmail settings on line.
The stock email app is buggy and lacks basic features. Use any other email client you can find.
Here are some complaints from other droidforums members using the stock client:
Verizon emails getting mashed together
Zombie email messages
Glitch? Droid emails
Losing email accounts
Reply to email and sents old mail
Droid sends random, old emails instead of my reply
POP3 text encoding issue
Email Problems...Please Help!
POP Email Switcheroo
Here are some of the bug reports associated with these problems:
Issue 6616 - android - Issue with Email Application sending incorrect emails. - Project Hosting on Google Code
Issue 2630 - android - Email app uses base64 encoding for plain text messages - Project Hosting on Google Code
Issue 4866 - android - Corporate exchange email account keeps getting removed / deleted approximately daily - Project Hosting on Google Code
Issue 5378 - android - Email synchronization halts after given period of inactivity - Project Hosting on Google Code
Got another signature question.
I am running UD 8 on Froyo 2.2.
I am using the stock email for my exchange account. I am able to set the signature for all NEW out going emails, but I am not seeing the option to add my signature for forwards or replys.
Am I missing something? Or is it another limitation?
Someone let me know..
I don't see the signature setting at all. Running on Outlook Exchange Server.
If I go to Menu, Email Settings.. then simply type in the signature you want, and it remains on all the emails. Works simply.
Try "Improved Email" from android market.....its built on the same native android email platform but has additional features like forward / reply signatures. You can also set colors to different email accounts. Works pretty good on my droid1.
I went ahead and deleted my stock android email.apk using RootExplorer, rebooted phone, searched and installed Improved Email from market, moved it from /data/app-private to system/app, set permissions to rw-r--r-- (or run fix permissions via Rom Manager), reboot phone and then set up email.
Hope this helps...I was frustrated with sometimes losing the email push connectivity of the stock email.apk and also having no forward/ reply signature for my work's exchange email.