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plain-text email composer doesn't quote using > characters

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Nelson Bolyard (seldom reads bugmail), Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows NT

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

I use the plain text email composer exclusively. 
When I reply to an email, it puts the original email text in line,
without the ">" characters in front of the lines, but with a "begin original
message" line.  I find this style of quote text absolutely unusable without
WAY too much manual work to put in the > characters.

The Mail/news reader has a feature that displays lines differently if they
begin with ">".  So, why doesn't the composer generate those lines??
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
I must correct something I wrote. 
I wrote "When I reply to an email".
The problem I described occurs only when forwarding an email with the text
"in line". 
But the complaint is the same.  The text should be quoted as in a reply, IMO.

Comment 2

16 years ago
Based on reporter's comments that it is for forwarding and not replying to the 
mail that we do not quote > the text.  But 4.x has the same behavior. We only 
quote when replying and not forwarding inline.  

JFD,
Is this behavior ok or we should be quoting the text with '>' while forwarding 
inline too?  
QA Contact: sheelar → esther
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(Assignee)

Comment 3

16 years ago
That's the correct behavior of Forward inline. Only replies quote the original
message. Invalid
Right, it's separated by "Original Message", which is the whole point of forward.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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