Ability to quote messages with standard '>' marker
Pretty much every mail client I have ever used has quoted mails with a '> ' when replying to emails. Mac Outlook 2016 allows me to "indent" the text as an option, but this seems to use spaces. This is a weird non-standard thing which means I now need to copy-paste my emails into a text editor to 'properly' quote them each time.
really silly beahviour preventing me to use Outlook as the default mail client on my office macbook
Miao Yan commented
Please fix this, it's really, I use it every single day on other email clients
This convention has been adopted by virtually every email client except Outlook -- indeed, it has existed longer than Outlook itself (see for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style, containing references dating back to the early 90s).
Proper handling of quoted messages has even (as of 2004) been codified into an RFC: https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3676.txt
And for good reason; it solves the problem of "how do I reply to individual parts of a message?" without resorting to the mishmash of colors, fonts, underlining, prefixing, etc. that is so common amongst Outlook users today.
Not only should this option be available, it should be the default, just as it is in every other notable mail client on the market today.
Darren Hart commented
For many of us who use email for both corporate communication as well as technical discussion and code review, the removal of this feature forces the use of a separate email client. That's a pain from a number of user experience perspectives, and extremely inefficient in terms of resources.
Andy Davidson commented
I would really like to be able to put a > marker in front of quoted text.
Mike VanHorn commented
Outlook for Mac 2016 also needs to put the signature after the quoted message.
Hi, there's one feature that I really miss - paste as quote. Please introduce it!
and apparently this is possible for Outlook for Windows, but not on Mac.