Re: [Evolution] Quoted text in HTML mails from Evolution displayed without "blue bar" in Outlook

I confirmed that this happens with Evolution 3.22.6 and Outlook 2016.
The culprit appears to be the tag Evolution uses to quote the original

<blockquote type="cite">[original message]</blockquote>

I did a quick search for the type="cite" attribute and found very
little about it other than it doesn't seem to be part of any standard
that Outlook should be expected to adhere to. It was/is used by
Thunderbird and has caused similar problems to the one you're
experiencing (see

Does anyone know more about this type="cite" attribute and why
Evolution uses it for quotes?

On Wed, 2017-05-10 at 11:05 +0200, Martin Dietze wrote:
Like probably many others I use Evolution in a vastly
Outlook-dominated environment.

Sometimes (shame on me) I reply to HTML mails in HTML (e.g. when I
don't want to add confusion by removing inline images etc.). I
don't top-post, i.e. put my replies under quotes.

Lately colleagues have started complaining because they cannot
distinguish between quoted text and my replies. After checking I
out that quoited text from Evolution is displayed in Outlook simply
indented text, and this is indeed very confusing. Why does the blue
bar on the left does not display in Outlook as in the editor when
composing my reply?

As this is now, the feature is pretty unusable, because I need to
quoted text using some formatting (underline, italic etc.) to make it
distinguishable from my reply.

I could not find any setting that would allow me to change this
behaviour. I am using Evolution 3.20.

Bug or feature?

(and, no, I cannot really tell about 100 colleagues to set up Outlook
in some particular way or tell Microsoft to fix their crappy

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