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amishjs 08-25-2006 04:28 PM

gmail quirk
just noticed something about using a blackberry with gmail...

ordinarily, when you reply to a message, gmail's "conversation" view will show your reply underneath the first message (as well as all future replies to that message). although the text from the prior message is there in the reply, gmail will hide this text, so that only the actual text from the new message is showing.

i noticed that when someone responds to a message from a blackberry, these prior messages are no longer hidden. instead, gmail will show the text from the new reply as well as all the old emails that are quoted in the reply. this is pretty annoying because it disrupts the simple streamlined view in gmail.

not sure if that made sense so i'll try to give an example

First email:

Second email (from computer):

Third email (from blackberry):

How it looks in gmail:
B [message A hidden]
C [messages A and B showing]

Rather than hiding the first two messages that are at the bottom of the third reply, gmail is showing the entire message, even though the first two are already shown in the view.

anyone know how to fix this?

bushwik 08-25-2006 06:06 PM

Yes I know what you mean..Its annoying as all hell..

byron 08-25-2006 06:51 PM

this is not only a problem when replying via a blackberry.. it has something to do with gmail being able to detect where the messages end and the previous messsages begin. i've seen it happen when using the website itself.

when sending gmail using my blackberry i always hit return 3-4 times after i finish my mesages... that seems to help the gmail servers determine where to insert the auto-hide.

amishjs 08-26-2006 10:47 AM

i'll have to try that out

sillyberry 01-04-2007 11:19 AM

Any new thoughts on this? Hitting return several times didn't do anything, and my friends are starting to hate to get emails from me when I'm using the blackberry...


el73 01-26-2007 03:16 PM

I've just been conducting expirements on this myself and I can't figure out how to prevent gmail from doing this either.


my friends are starting to hate to get emails from me when I'm using the blackberry...

Byron- I understand what you're getting at here- I think the BB is inserting or removing something that gmail uses to figure out where to end/begin.

I just want to see that lovely "Show hidden text" option!

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