In Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 or Exchange Server 2016, consider the following scenario:

  • User A sends an email message to User B.

  • User B composes a reply by adding a S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) signature.

  • User B saves the reply as a draft.

In this scenario, you find that the draft of the reply does not have a value for the InReplyTo property.


To fix this issue, install one of the following updates:

For Exchange Server 2019, install the Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2019 or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2019.

For Exchange Server 2016, install the Cumulative Update 14 for Exchange Server 2016 or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016.


Learn about the  terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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