Support standard reply quoting formatting
The long-standing traditional formatting for quoting email replies is to prefix each line of the quoted message with >. The original email is then placed below the reply ("top-posting"), the reply is placed after the quoted message ("bottom-posting"), or the responses are interleaved with what they are responding to ("inline-reply"). Outlook for iOS doesn't support this at all, which makes it effectively impossible to reply to certain messages, especially on mailing lists where bottom-posting or inline-replying is expected.
In desktop Outlook, this can be achieved by setting a prefix character for replies (File -> Options -> Mail -> Replies and forwards -> Prefix each line of the original message). A similar feature would be appropriate for Outlook for iOS. It would also be nice if you could set a default posting style to either top-posting or bottom-posting. As well, there should be an option to use a more simplified reply header, something along the lines of "On [date], [name] said:", instead of a large block of headers.
Frey, Holly (DOT) commented
Always show the full email string I am replying to, in a format that fits the horizontal or vertical width of my small IPhone SE screen. I need it for reference while I compose my response.
Laurence Leider commented
Allow me to NOT quote original email.
please let us quote properly
It also makes it a nightmare to reply to a message when offline (e.g. On a plane/abroad), but still wanting to refer to the original message when drafting a reply.
...and the error message is REALLY frustrating: don't tell me you can't download the original message when I've just read it and all I want to do is read is again.
This is seriously making me rethink converting to Outloook for iOS. Am considering reverting to apple mail.
It is so terribly difficult to reply to certain paragraphs of the mail.
Please implement a proper way of quoting text.
Even better is the Thunderbird way on desktops. Even Microsoft desktop email clients (even the paid Outlook) should learn from that.