by Tony Rushin

Oftentimes it’s easier to convey your intended message by replying within the body of the email that was sent to you.  This is called answering in-line (meaning, in the original message).  For the lawyers reading this, you may know it by its Latin description: inlineonus answeritis*.  Make your reply stand out by automatically inserting your name or initials next to your reply; here’s how it looks:


This tip was sent to me courtesy of Marianne Lawhead, Legal Administrator at the law firm of Stokes Roberts & Wagner.  Marianne got this tip from a Savvy Training & Consulting newsletter.  Here’s how you set it up.

Click File and select Options:










Select Mail and scroll down to Replies and forwards.  Check the Preface comments with box and put your name, initials or whatever you want to appear in the body of the email (I can imagine teenagers having fun with this).  Save the change by clicking the OK button at the bottom.


That’s all there is to it.


* Note:  May not actually be Latin.


Network 1 Consulting is a 15-year-old, IT Support company in Atlanta, GA.  We become – or augment – the IT department for professional services companies: law firms, medical practices and financial services firms.  Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients really value are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms.  This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly.  We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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