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After reading an email I would like to select the text to which I intend to respond, hit reply, and have the rest of the text deleted such that only the text I selected is contained in the reply-to email.

I cannot figure out how to have Outlook 2010 do this for me. When I reply, it includes all the text of the email to which I am replying.

I would like to automate the deletion of everything except the selected portion of the original email.

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Unfortunately, I don't think that this is possible at the moment. –  user1301428 Dec 10 '12 at 21:23
    
I was just about to ask the same thing. Me neither knows of a way. Will report back if I find anything. This is so annoying, most clients have this feature and I just assumed Outlook does as well. I am forced to use Outlook 2007 at my new job. Thunderbird fixed this perfectly at my old job! –  Jonny Mar 8 '13 at 5:41

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Outlook 2010 doesn't offer this feature, but you could probably simulate it with a VBA script.

Oddly, Outlook 2011 (Mac) has the exact behavior you desire built-in, and a vocal contingent of Windows switchers want to disable it.

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