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In Microsoft Outlook-2007, when I reply to a message, with my replies embedded within the Original Email, I would like to make the content of the original email preceded with some character, say ' >>' as marker or separator. Is there any Outlook setting which will do it automatically.

Thank You.

-Ajit.

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@DMA57361: This options prefixes all the original message with a Vertical Bar(Line) It did not take the character which i entered to prefix each line of the original message with. But I can work around by another setting present there. I can tick the box - "Mark my comments with" and enter the character i want. This character will be be prefixed to my embedded replies.

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What you need to do is:

  • Open Tools -> Options from the menu bar to access the Options Window.

  • Under the Preferences tab select the Email Options button.

  • There's a section titled On replies and forwards, which contains the options you need.
    Specifically, one of the options is Prefix each line of the original message, and you can also set the character to be used for the prefix.

I'm not 100% sure but I believe these are not always strictly adhered to if you are using HTML format (or replying to an HTML format message) instead of plain text.

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This options prefixes all the original message with a Vertical Bar(Line) It did not take the character which i entered to prefix each line of the original message with. –  goldenmean Oct 21 '10 at 10:06
    
@Golden - are your messages plain text or HTML? As mentioned I think Outlook ignores some of these options for HTML messages. –  DMA57361 Oct 21 '10 at 10:09
    
@DMA57361 I have the same issue. I think the messages are in HTML. I'll put up a new question for HTML messages. –  Limited Atonement Mar 14 '12 at 17:07
    
@goldenmean - I think it is doing what you asked for, and if you look at as plain text you'll see that, but just showing you a "prettier" output. –  Peter Mar 27 '12 at 1:35
    
Hmm, my comment appears to be dated, based on Outlook 2003 and earlier behavior. See msoutlook.info/question/400 –  Peter Mar 27 '12 at 1:48
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