>>You can do this in GMail --The program quotes the entire message you're replying to, and there's a line down the left side of the page that indents the original, so you just space a couple of times below the paragraph you're replying to so that you're typing out at the margin, then after you've finished that segment space a couple of times to drop the next quote from the original below it. Rinse and repeat. I think you can do it in other mail programs too.
JK: Thanks for pointing that out. I have Gmail but don't use it. I prefer Yahoo mail. You can do the same in Yahoo but I put >> in front of the quoted text or use different colors. You see what I've done in reply to this post - very primitive, although this forum offers multiquote and the quote bubble. I often put my initials at the start for clarity even if I set off the quoted material with > or >>
>>I also use a draft mail for saving multiple links, messages to myself, and stuff from computer A that I want to copy to computer B. Started all that when computer B was out of commission for a while. Much easier than clipboard-type programs or going outside the email program.
JK: I hadn't thought of that one. I do send myself emails at Gmail to store some things.
On Yahoo forums, which I visit a lot, I haven't seen any easy way to reply to separate sections of a post, as there is with mail programs.
Edited by Jon Knowles, 26 November 2011 - 10:59 AM.