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I have to use Mixrosoft Outlook 2003 at work but I need the following formatting when I hit the 'Reply' button.

Currently I get this format on replying to a message:

Reply email text starts here...

-----Original Message-----
> From: <>
> Sent: 27 August 2009 14:38
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: What do you think?
> Here's a test message, hit reply and what format do you get?

But the format I would like (and need) is:

> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:48 PM, <> wrote:
> Here's a test message, hit reply and what format do you get?

Anyone also had this problem? Any thoughts on a solution?

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migrated from Aug 28 '09 at 21:02

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You're going to have to write an outlook plugin to extract and replace that block of code, I don't think its worth it to be honest, explain to Management / Business that that is just the default behaviour of Outlook 2003, and it would be pretty extreme to change it.

I know this is not a technical answer, but try to think out of the technical box for a sec, do you really think its worth the hassle of building, debugging, testing, installing and supporting a plugin, just to get prettier reply to fields?

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