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.
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".
Entire message was quoted.
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 ***