User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210 If the user selects some text in a message, and then performs a "Reply" or "Reply All", it would be nice to quote only the selected text, not the entire message. This greatly facilitates people who want to only quote a short excerpt of the relevant text in their reply. At least as a preference. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Choose a message in the Mail & Newsgroups window. 2. Select an area of text in the message that you want to quote in your reply. 3. Click "Reply" or "Reply all". Actual Results: Entire message was quoted. Expected Results: Quoted only the selected text.
If the preference: Mail & Newsgroups -> Composition -> Forwarding and Replying to Messages, dropdown box option of "then, select quoted text" is intended to provide this enhancement, perhaps this should be reclassified as a bug, not an RFE.
If you copy the text, you can right-click - "paste as quotation" in the new email - one action more than what you propose, but at least it's something. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23394 ***