Okay I have since discovered that this is a MOTOBLUR feature... here is a video describing it:
Motorola BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR - All Your Messages - YouTube
It is SO MUCH BETTER than any other program because it combines all my emails PLUS texting, PLUS facebook...
Does ANYONE know about how to make this MOTOBLUR messaging app download attachments faster?
TOday I downloaded a file through my universal inbox account 40 kb/s... downloaded the same file through gmail app 1.5 MB/s