Option to disable “quote only selected text on reply” feature
If some mail text is selected, only that text is set in quote part on reply. This behavior is not very convenient for me as a longtime user of Outlook for Windows desktop.
I want an option to disable it and let Outlook behave like Windows client.
Hi all, as of release 16.21 it is possible to disable “quote only selected text on reply” in Mac Outlook. Go to Outlook/Preferences/Composing and uncheck the
“Only reply to selected text” box.
Thanks for your support!
Outlook for Mac Team
Markus Reiff commented
Please REMOVE this feature or make it OPTIONAL (with the default value “deactivated”)!
In almost every case you want to get forwarded or replied e-mails with the complete history. It does not make sense that the history of an e-mail gets lost by accident. But this happens as you can see in this discussion.
If you want to work with such a feature you should really switch this feature on consciously!
Happy to see this option is now in Insider Fast!
Charles Weir commented
Yes - world's most unhelpful feature. Please remove it.
Andrea Mühling commented
This function is not valuable at all!!! It annoys and produces many mails without the correct mail trail! Why can't it be set to an OPTION in outlook - then the user could decide.
PLEASE change this to OPTIONAL!
Domonkos Rebi commented
Really hard to work with this "feature". My colleagues sends many times almost empty e-mails, I do also - If I realise. Please give option to switch this off!vThanks
I couldn't find this option Preferences > Composing > At the bottom check 'Include all of the original message text'.
Every time this happens, I want to hurt something. PLEASE STOP THIS STUPID STUPID STUPID "feature". Not one person I know likes it or uses it. It is crazy making to the point of moving off Outlook all together.
[Deleted User] commented
Guys... you can turn this off I think!
Preferences > Composing > At the bottom check 'Include all of the original message text'.
Seemed to work for me :)
David Sale commented
The way this feature should work... Highlight text then right click and select "Forward selected text".
This should NOT be the default. The default should forward the FULL email that is being replied to or forwarded.
Please make this so!
I do understand the usefulness of this, but NOT as the DEFAULT.
Evan Fleischer commented
Puzzled as to why they'd include such a useless "feature" in the first place - but, beyond that, absolutely mind-boggled that there's no option to disable it.
GURUPRASAD NEKKARE commented
Horrible feature. A bug turned to a feature I guess
Yes, please add this option! It is a constant frustration.
It's been just over a year since I switched from a PC to an Apple and I still haven't adjusted to this useless feature. Why this wouldn't be an optional feature is beyond me.
Microsoft's development team is clearly resentful they can't use Apple computers so they must rain on our parade.
@Microsoft is anyone listening? I end up wasting time every day because of this feature.
How to disable the stupid feature "quote only selected text on reply" in Outlook 16 for Mac. Does anyone knows?
Is there anyone out there in Microsoft who is reading this?
Please, add the option to remove this feature, it's a terrible waste of time!!!
Reinhard Vanreusel commented
Requested since 06/2015 and still no fix for this? Jeeezzz
Magnus Nordlund commented
I get many emails with cases to troubleshoot. The emails usually contains some reference to a specific case that I select, copy and then paste into my troubleshooting tool. As soon as I finished troubleshooting, I want to give feedback to the originator of the case and click Reply on the email that still has my old selection in it. Guess what happens - not convenient for me! This happens several times a day for me and it is just too counterintuitive to allow me to learn to remove the selection prior to clicking Reply.
I'm sure the feature is valuable to many users, but please allow for it to be disabled for us poor souls that simply hates it!
I almost always click somewhere in the message before replying. And it almost always replies without the full text. I do this unconsciously, and have to consciously click somewhere else before I can reply. It's so annoying.
Don't include features like this without the ability to turn them off! I'm sure they're helpful for some, but they're a huge annoyance to most.
So annoying, need to be able to disable this feature, it ruins email threads
This option is awful. please remove.