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Not ideal but:

Go into Preferences: Signatures, create a new Signature, erase the name and e-mail address, and hit Enter once to create a blank line. Then check the "Place signature above quoted text" box.

Note: once a signature has been saved with actual text, Mail won't let you blank it out, so make sure you do this with a new sig, rather than editing an old one.

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That did it. Was a bit tricky and I had to fiddle around a bit in the signature settings, but I got it to work. Behaves just as I wanted now. Thank you! – enjoythelittlethings Aug 8 '11 at 9:32

I believe you can configure the free QuoteFix Mail plugin to do what you want.

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Good idea! When I can solve a problem without needing additional software I'll always choose that option, though. Thanks anyway! – enjoythelittlethings Aug 8 '11 at 9:33

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