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In Mail app 7.0 on OSX 10.9, If I highlight a piece of text and then choose MessageForward it creates a new email with the relevant text as a quote. How do I replicate this behaviour with MessageReply?

I believe this functionality was present in an earlier version of Mail.

Edit: unchecking PreferencesComposingQuote the text of the original message causes this behaviour. With it checked (the default setting), any highlighted text becomes the quote. However with no highlighted text the entire message I am replying to is quoted, behaviour I don't want so this is frustrating.

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This still seems to work for me? – Asmus Oct 29 '13 at 11:34
Ah thx, I've now seen that an option affects behaviour, edited the Q with more info – Ben Wise Oct 29 '13 at 11:40
I'll leave this open but I doubt this is easily fixable. – Ben Wise Oct 29 '13 at 11:45
Probably can't be natively fixed, no. Only option I can think of would be using an AppleScript and the extension Mail Act-On. At least selecting some whitespace before hitting reply should make the following quote-deletion easier ;-) – Asmus Oct 29 '13 at 11:51
Ha, cool suggestion! :-) – Ben Wise Oct 29 '13 at 12:49

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