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Outlook 2010 (beta). I like responding to email inline-style, where there is an indicator (typically a gray vertical bar, |) denoting the quoted content.

Not sure if I can attach an image, but will give text example:

This is some email content.

|  This is a quote from the original email

This is my response to that quote

| |  This denotes a nested quote from a previous message

And another inline response.

I just got an email from someone who replied inline with this same style, but I can't for the life of me find what format option in the Ribbon I need to do the same.

I know I can go through and do this manually with plain-text emails, but the email I am responding to accomplished this with HTML style message, and I would have to remove the formatting and then re-apply the quote style with plain-text markings.


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Check this question:… – stolsvik Nov 17 '11 at 9:41
NOTE: The solution addin that is talked about in the above question, is not provided. – user66001 Feb 2 '13 at 1:40
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  1. Click the File tab

  2. Choose Options from the left menu

  3. Choose Mail from the left menu

  4. Scroll down for Replies and Forwards

  5. Choose your relevant options from the dropdowns. I think what you're looking for is "Prefix each line of the original message"

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That adds a proper line for HTML messages; plain text get the character shown in the box below those options. Change the default character from > to something like pipe (¦) instead if you prefer (that only affects plain text messages). – AdamV Aug 11 '10 at 10:19
What if I want to be able to reply into the middle of a message, like in gmail? It appears in HTML messages you can't get rid of the bar on the left by hitting return in the middle of the message. – dfrankow Mar 28 '11 at 21:18
I have the same issue as @dfrankow, is there any way to reply inline to an HTML email? – gav Sep 20 '11 at 13:08
@dfrankow Replying into the middle of a message (inline replies) is only possible after installing an addin into Outlook 2010, because of a bug that needs to be fixed. I've been investigating this. Check out this question for further information:… – Jez Oct 11 '11 at 11:40
NOTE: The solution addin that is talked about in the above question, is not provided. – user66001 Feb 2 '13 at 1:41

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