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Poll: Email Reply Netiquette

oaaltone

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When replying to an email and quoting the original message, do you start your reply above or below the quoted message? Just curious...
 

bigalt

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if i'm directly addressing the stuff in the email, i put my stuff below. if it's just there to remind them of what they wrote, then i leave their email below.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: bigalt
if i'm directly addressing the stuff in the email, i put my stuff below. if it's just there to remind them of what they wrote, then i leave their email below.
Agreed.

Usually if I am addressing individual questions or paragraphs then I reply below.

Otherwise my reply is above, their quote is below.
 

Entity

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I like to reply above, but Thunderbird starts out by default below, and I haven't figured out how to change it.
 

oaaltone

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Originally posted by: Entity
I like to reply above, but Thunderbird starts out by default below, and I haven't figured out how to change it.
Tools > Account Settings > select the appropriate account > Composition & Addres... > "Automatically quote the original message when replying" > Then, **CHANGE THIS** "Start my reply above the quote."
 

Entity

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Originally posted by: olliebg
Originally posted by: Entity
I like to reply above, but Thunderbird starts out by default below, and I haven't figured out how to change it.
Tools > Account Settings > select the appropriate account > Composition & Addres... > "Automatically quote the original message when replying" > Then, **CHANGE THIS** "Start my reply above the quote."
Thank you!!
 

Derango

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I usually use above, since, personally, when I get an e-mail message, I'd like to read what they said to me, rather than what I said to them :)
 

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