Mimicing email reply (> Lorem ipsum…) with TextWrangler

Used to be when I replied to an email, Yahoo! Mail would prepend the replied text with a ‘greater than’ character (> Lorem ipsum…). There have been so many times I’ve still wanted to do this when replying to emails but until now, hadn’t sat down to figure out how. Ultimately, I’d like to find an online solution (perhaps using javascript) for iPhone or iPad. In the meantime, here’s one way to do it using TextWrangler:

Paste text ->
Select all ->
Text menu ->
Add Line Breaks ->
Prefix/Suffix Lines… ->
Prefix: >   ->
OK ->

BEFORE
Lorem ipsum dolor unvisited link, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, <strong> text. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, <em> text consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, visited link eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

AFTER
> Lorem ipsum dolor unvisited link, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod
> tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, <strong> text. At vero eos et
> accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata
> sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, <em> text consetetur
> sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna
> aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum.
> Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem
> ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, visited link eirmod tempor invidunt ut
> labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo
> duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem
> ipsum dolor sit amet.

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