It does help, in that it explains that I can't get the pre-installed mail client to do something many other e-mail clients can do. It is disappointing that this feature isn't in Messaging - it seems simple and standard. I will see if there are other e-mail clients that I can obtain.
To be more clear about my reactions - I understand the feature of copying past e-mail is not implemented in Messaging. So, the factual answer above tells me what I need to know. However, I am disappointed in the answer and regard the Messaging app an incomplete e-mail client because of the lack of this feature (plus a couple of others I've listed in previous posts).
Messaging app originally not supposed to do it. All Android devices uses emails, and not messaging for emails. I do not own a D2, but when I owned my Cliq it was just nice added feature that messaging showed emails in it as well. I believe it was convenient to have everything put into one app. Sure it would be nice to have it do what you want. Best option is to send a enhancement request to Motorola, and if there is enough requests they may implement something.
I put in a enhancement request on Motorola's website in hopes to see it come to their devices on a future update. I think it will be nice to have it all bundled into 1 app.