Lines starting with a greater-than symbol

I see how it adds a space before > on lines that would otherwise be quoted. Please don’t. It led to me sending a kinda poorly formatted email

When you quote message in Delta Chat, it formats the quote with > without prepending the space to it. On the receiving Delta Chat side, if message starts with such proper quote, it is assumed to be a quote of the In-Reply-To message, displayed as such and jumping to the original message when you click on it. To prevent > typed inside the message by user from triggering this behavior, DC uses “space stuffing”, which is a standard way to prevent > from being recognized as a quote: rfc3676 Clients which support format=flowed, such as Thunderbird, will not display the space, but neither will display the line as a quote.

If you want to quote a message in DC, there is a built-in way to do it, e.g. swiping the message on Android. The question is, why would you want to format the quote manually? Do you want to edit it before sending, quote some other message, or place the quote differently from the default way (bottom-posting)?

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Yeah, the space stuffing was frustrating, surprising, and embarrassing since I didn’t know what was gonna happen.

In this case, I was replying to a very long message and I wanted to quote just two sentences (separately) from it; I had pasted them in and put > in front.