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  1. Dreamliner

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    Is there a way to get gmail to render emails without all the horizontal scrolling?

    All I have to do is vertically scroll on my ipod, bit for some dumb reason, gmail makes me horizontally scroll to read text.

    Any ideas?
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    Err... are you using the gmail app? In general, I don't have to horizontally scroll anything on my EVO... EVER. Text should fit to screen. That might be in settings somewhere... have you checked settings both within the app and withing android OS itself?
     
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    Yeah, its the current, most updated Gmail application.

    Here is a few samples of how the emails in gmail look:

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    This one, which was sent by someone on Craigslist, looks fine.
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    It has nothing to do with the emails themselves, if I look at the same email on my iPod, it displays perfectly, single column vertical scrolling...how do I fix my EVO?
     
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    Have you tweaked your display with any apps? Saw one that made resolution larger but can not remember the name but it did just what you are showing in your emails to games and such. Mine works fine, no idea if not the display app.
     
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    I get this once in a while, and based on the screen shots above, the cause is the same - a poorly constructed email body containing formatting or objects that force the body to a certain width that is wider than can be displayed on screen without scrolling.

    I get the same thing here reading the forums sometimes on my laptop when a post contains a image that forces the entire page to be wider. When this happens, the text wraps at the new width, requiring horizontal scrolling to read everything. This is the primary reason I use Opera on my laptop - it's "fit to width" feature forces everything to fit on the screen, eliminating horizontal scrolling.

    It even happens to me in Gmail on my laptop sometimes.

    It's beyond me why Google hasn't come up with some rendering engine that deals with this.
     
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    ^It's annoying because the emails look fine in on my 3 year old iPod Touch... :(
     
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    I downloaded an email program called K-9 Mail. It has an option called "Single-column layout: Reformat HTML messages for smaller screens"

    Here is a picture of one of the emails I showed earlier, viewed in the new program:

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    Does ANYBODY know how to get gmail to show the emails like this...you know, correctly?
     
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    you can use K9 to read gmail. You lose some abilities (such as labelling, unless I just missed it), but it works fine, especially if you don't like message threading :).
     
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    I don't want to use K9, I want gmail to function properly.

    It is stupid on every level to have to scroll right and left to read sentences. It is an enormous oversight by Google if there is no fix.
     
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    ...it seems as if this is an issue that affects EVERYONE using gmail...correct?
     
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    Your the only one...throw up some screenshots of HTML email and lets have a look.
     
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    I am having the same problem with my gmail on my Samsung Mesmerize - some HTML emails are formatted where I have to scroll to the right. I just checked the same email on my ipod touch and it all fits in the screen (although it is almost too small to read).
     
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    I have the same scrolling problem with my stock Incredible and the Gmail app.
     
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    What a joke. I can't think of one reason 'single column HTML' would not be integrated into gmail.
     
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    I have that issue too. Not really a big deal to me. Maybe they'll fix it.
     

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