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QuoteFix is a plug-in for Apple Mail which enables "bottom-posting": instead of replying above a message (as Apple Mail does by default), it will place the cursor below the original message when you reply to, or forward, a message.

Other features include:

  • removing the senders signature from the reply
  • customized attributions (including HTML and templating)
  • and generally cleaning up replies/forwards so your messages will look good, clean and spiffy

What's New

Version 2.5.6:
  • Support for OS X 10.9.4


OS X 10.8 or later

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Sherman Wilcox Member IconComment+171
Sherman Wilcox

New version for 10.9.4. is already available.

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Version 2.5.4
Planetary-Paul Member IconComment+11

Installed it, and Mail crashed just after opening its window. Removed it, and Mail is OK again.

Any ideas?

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Version 2.5.3
Chas_m Member IconComment+451

Hey, thanks for continuing to support this valuable tool. I have been using it for years and I really appreciate it being available! Cheers!

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Version 2.5.3
Eric Caldwell Member IconComment+33
Eric Caldwell

Hmm.. doesn't seem to work on my Mavericks install. Set quote level to 2 and all quotes stay in along with images which should be removed.

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Version 2.5.0
Snowlprd Member IconReview+139

QuoteFix is a fantastic plugin that I can't imagine living without. I only wish Mail.app did bottom-posting by default!

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Version 3
Quantumpanda Member IconComment+23

I'll skip the beta and wait for a release before installing v. 3, but is there any chance that this version does or will include the option to move my signature to wherever I have asked QuoteFix to put the cursor?

If I'm using it normally and bottom-posting, it's fine, but if I override it to top-post, my signature stays at the bottom. And if I turn on Mail's option to place the signature above the quoted text, then QuoteFix is unable to move either the cursor or the signature to the bottom.

While I prefer bottom-posting, there are times when it is necessary and/or more appropriate to top-post, and it's frustrating having manually move my signature from the bottom in those cases.

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Version 3

I really dislike signatures polluting the conversation thread. Eliminating the signature entirely would likely be the solution most appreciated by folks receiving your mail. :^)


Snowlprd, maybe you're right and maybe you're not, but in the first place, that comment is entirely unhelpful. Second, my email signature consists solely of my name and my email address. There's nothing "polluting" about that. And in many contexts, identifying yourself in your email is kind of important. So your opinion is duly noted and rejected as irrelevant. Have a good day.

Robert Klep (Developer)

QuoteFix doesn't handle the placement of signatures, nor do I plan to implement it. But perhaps the 'SignatureProfiler' plug-in by Little Known Software can do what you want, although I'm not familiar with it.


Quantumpanda: It's unfortunate that you reacted so negatively to my sincerely-proffered suggestion. Seeing an email signature repeated multiple times in a conversation thread does indeed constitute noise pollution, adding no value to the conversation. Speaking of "unhelpful," I fail to see in what contexts your email signature — consisting solely of your name and email address — is in any way helpful. After all, your name and email address is already present in the email headers and likely included in any quoted blocks as well.

Email signatures are almost always redundant and distracting.


Robert: Thanks for the tip. I'll look into that.

Snowlprd: I could go point by point and explain all the reasons that your comment was unhelpful and irrelevant. But since I really don't care whether you agree with me or not, I won't waste the time. Suffice it to say that your failure to see a context in which a signature is helpful has zero bearing on my reasons for using one.

Maccampus Member IconReview+0

QuoteFix Seems to work on Maverick after fixing it with Mailpluginfix.app

However when will you update to Maverick & bring an official supported version ?

Which versions of QuoteFix work for Tiger, Leopard, SnowLeopard, Lion & MountainLion ? Reading the download Page on GoogleCode doesn't clarify this & you haven't got a History on your Plugin, it would be nice to know which versionsi exactly need for supporting users of older OS X versions.

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Version 2.4.16
Andrew K Member IconReview+13
Andrew K

Simple but great software. Does what it says. That's what I need from software!

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Version 2.4.13
Negritude Member IconComment+1082

My personal opinion is that whether you prefer top-posting or bottom-posting depends on how long you've been using virtualized communications technology.

If you know what a dial-up Bulletin Board System (BBS) is and have used one, you probably prefer bottom-posting.

If you fondly remember something called the ARPAnet -- which was created by federal, military, and scientific institutions, not for-profit corporations -- you probably prefer bottom-posting.

If hearing the names "Archie" and "Veronica" makes you think of something other than cartoon characters, you probably prefer bottom-posting.

If when you think of "The Matrix", you think of a book instead of a movie, you probably prefer bottom-posting.

I could go on, but my basic point is, I think the explanation for one's preference is at least partly generational.

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Version 2.4.5

It messes up the logical flow of reading.

What's wrong with top posting?

I think that one's preference for posting style is based upon whether one's practical or scholastic education involved learning how to write in an incisive, analytical and logical manner. While not universally the case, I find that top posters too often lack those skills in the first place. Many of those meet all the "criteria" you suggest for preferring bottom posting (which BTW is a markedly inaccurate term).

Mikofox Member IconComment+29

The latest version 2.4.4 would not update automatically. Just seems to download the file but then the update fails. Downloaded it then from the website and moved it into the Bundles folder manually, but afterwards Mail would not open at all. OS 10.6.8. Prev versions worked okay.

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Version 2.4.4
Robert Klep (Developer)

Could you create an issue for this on the Google Code website? http://code.google.com/p/quotefixformac/issues/list

Makes it easier for me to track it :-)

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Version 2.4.11
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Downloads 4,832
Version Downloads 236
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 03 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free