Here’s a quick mail tip for you–replying text.

Some people find it necessary to reply to emails in their entirety. There’s some benefits to that, but for most occasions it would probably be more beneficial just to reply to a snippet of text that someone is inquiring about. We don’t need to see someone’s signature a million times in an email do we?

It’s quite simple to do, and you’ll find that it’s by far a superior way to ensure that your questions are being answered directly.

In Apple’s mail application, all you have to do is select some text that you want to respond to, then click the reply or forward button. This will attach the selected text in the body of the new email.

This also works on the iPhone in the Mail application, the difference here is that you use the copy and paste tools to select the text, then you click the reply button.

Lets get more efficient!

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