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When I hit the "reply" button to an email, my message is relegated to the bottom of the email.Is there somehow the reply can be placed at the top of the original message? I have searched the preferences tab but can find no solution....anyone have an idea? Thanks. John
If I'm understanding your problem correctly, you should just be able to toggle the "Date Sent" column, which will either put it at the top or the bottom of the window. It works the same with most email clients. (see screenshot of my Outlook/Mac at work)
Maybe a little history helps.
Bottom posting was the natural convention before Microsoft managed to come out with their first working mail client - which was called Outlook Express. Bottom posting has lots of advantages, like you can quote sentences without messing the whole post up, etc. Also it is the way it has been in western world, you do start on top and add to the bottom, not left, not right, not top.
This was how all email was written and replied before OE. When OE came out it placed the cursor on top when replying. Probably just negligence of MS programmers. Everybody expected they will fix it with next version. Never happened. All new computer users started writing replies without moving the cursor down beforehand. Top posting was born. It is annoying, it makes hard to reply in conventional way, it makes practically impossible quoting.
Take it as another nonsense introduced by MS.
for your reponses...it really doesn't bother me too much, except when I start to reply,that line of type is below the limit of my laptop so I can't see what I have written till I reach the second line. Apparently it bothers other people who are obviously used to OE and reading the reply at th top.. Happy Easter all!