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Selective quoting with iOS Mail app iOS devices
If you reply to an email message in iOS, you normally wind up quoting the entire message you are replying to. Usually, all you want to reply to is a portion of the message.

By selecting that portion of the message in the received mail before replying, only that selection will be quoted, just as with OS X Mail app and most other computer-based email programs.

To do this, tap and hold on a word in the section of the email you want to quote. When the selection handles come up, drag them to select only that portion of the email you want to quote. Then tap on the arrow button to reply to the message.

[kirkmc adds: This is pretty basic, but there's no hint on the site, and I'd bet a lot of iOS users aren't aware of this.]
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Authored by: ila225 on Apr 04, '13 12:28:58PM

It is also important to notice that there is an option for that. Some people might have turned it off.

Mail --> Preferences --> Composing (tab) --> Responding: When quoting text in replies or forwards: Include selected text, if any; otherwise include all text

The other option is "Include all of the original message text", which would make the hint useless. =)



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Authored by: kirkmc on Apr 04, '13 01:12:00PM

Yea, except that option is for the OS X Mail app.

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Authored by: ila225 on Apr 04, '13 01:13:19PM

UOPS!!!! So sorry, misread the title... =/



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