Provide choice of surrounding quoted messages in brackets rather than only indented



MailNews Core
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Jon Roland, Unassigned)


Windows 98

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030221
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030221

At present if one does not want to indent quoted messages one has to forward the
message to the recipient rather than reply to the recipient, which requires a
lot of editing. This is to request the option of surrounding quoted messages in
replies the way it is done when forwarding them.

This is particularly important to avoid deeply nested quotes.

As an additional enhancement it would be great to be able to strip indent
characters and replace them with surrounding brackets.

As a further additional enhancement it would be great to be able to choose
alternate indent or bracketing characters and explanatory lines.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
I would like the option of having a quoted message be headed with a string like

Sender <sender@sendersdomain> wrote:

and ended with

End of quoted message

Comment 2

15 years ago
Any further action on this? It is still a priority for me, as it is a constant

I would also like to be able to set a date/time so that the quoted passage would
be headed by

At date/time Sender <address> wrote:
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Comment 4

13 years ago
This RFE deserves to be kept open and to be fixed. It should be an easy fix:
Just give the user choices of how he wants to handle quotes as a default and
from reply to reply. It should also include options to set the date/time of the
message as well as the sender, so that it is easier to keep messages separate.


10 years ago
Assignee: ducarroz → nobody
QA Contact: esther → composition


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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