Dave Lers wrote: > ...I have no idea of the specifics, but there are some email clients > where that option is/can be automatically > enabled when message text is highlighted prior to hitting reply, > e.g. Thunderbird, Claws, OSX/iOS Mail. Add KMail to that list. I tested Thunderbird, Claws and KMail; all default to quoting highlighted text. Claws defaults to a bottom cursor, KMail and Thunderbird to a top. All can be reconfigured.