Whenever I reply to an email on Outlook.com it adds the > character to the beginning of every line in the previous email.

Is there a way to stop that from happening?

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To my knowledge, that only happens when replying in Plain Text format, but it cannot be turned off when doing so. If you reply to a message using Rich Text format, the > will not appear.

The first time you switch from Plain Text to Rich Text, the > will still be there, so just cancel your message and hit reply again. This time it will default to Rich Text, and will not include the >.

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