On 03/21/2018 02:02 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Same in Evolution. In fact even the Gmail web client used to do this
when properly configured, but Google seem to have broken it now.

It's a bit of a pain in gmail but I've gotten used to it. After clicking reply I use Ctl-A which expands the previous message, Ctl-Home to cancel out the select all, and then Delete twice to bring the last message to the top and then edit/trim as usual.