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I don't know how to properly phrase this question (not a native english speaker) so I guess I'd have to show it to you:

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I want to remove the red-shaded part of the picture above. It's really annoying, especially when the thread reaches a hundred or so messages- it makes every email message a lot longer than necessary. If possible, I'd like to simplify it to an I.M.-like interface. Why not use an I.M. instead of email? Company restrictions.

*Also feel free to edit/clarify this post.

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migrated from superuser.com Mar 23 '11 at 15:06

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You can remove it ONLY if you create a new message from it (by replying or forwarding to someone), if you are opening for viewing, it is (I think) impossible.

If you want to remove it when creating a new message, just select it and delete with backspace or del on your keyboard.


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The Labs option "quote selected text" might do what you want. Not 100% automatically but you can limit it to one message, or part of one.

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Err well, normally Google Mail detects quoted text and folds it and writes - Show quoted text -

Don't works for you? (Maybe it's just for plain/txt and not HTML)

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no, I guess I doesn't work with HTML~ – LantisGaius Mar 23 '11 at 10:28

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