Reply with inline comments within the original message text

When you reply to email messages in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016, sometimes it's faster and clearer to type your responses next to the statements in the body of the original message.

Example of an inline comment

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. In the left pane, click Mail.

  4. In the right pane, under Replies and forwards, check the Preface comments with box, and type the text you want to use to identify your comments.

    Preface comments with

    Tip   This text appears in brackets when you reply in the body of the original message by using inline comments.

  5. Open a message that you've received, and click Reply.

Note   It's a good idea to tell recipients of your message to see your comments inline in the original message.

Applies To: Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016

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