This has worked in Mail since the Jurassic age. Text dragging in general, though, works differently in Mac OS 9 versus Mac OS X. You have to click on the selected text and wait very briefly (about 1/10 of a second) then drag. This is to distinguish between dragging and making a new selection. - cricket On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 3:23 PM, Brian Farley wrote: >> I'm not sure what you mean? You can drag and drop (or option-drag and >> drop text) in Mail. >> > Highlight and drag (move) or option drag (copy) text within a message. -----> Software Entomologist – Mail for Mac OS X http://www.apple.com/macosx/panther/mail.html ----------> It's much easier to hug people when they hug back.