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Gmail quoting annoyance

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ElusiveByte, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. ElusiveByte

    ElusiveByte Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2008
    Has anyone else noticed that the Gmail app for Android aggressively tries to remove quoted text from emails and actually removes text that was supposed to be there; that wasn't a quote?

    I receive a lot of emails from this forum (subscribing to threads), and from other sites like Facebook. These emails are generated by software and contain the same text in every email.

    For example, messages from this forum look sort of like this:

    Gmail will stack these emails together as if they are replies to each other. (Which they are not). The Gmail app sees that the intro text with the link is the exact same as the last email (because it's the same person replying to the same thread). So it colors it purple, truncates it, and adds "..." to let you know it truncated it. And it does the same thing with the part of the email after the quote of what the person said.

    So now I can't click on the link in this email because it's being hidden!

    Even the full Gmail app thinks the text at the bottom is the "quoted text" and hides it. It's really annoying. But at least with the real Gmail app you can click on "Show quoted text" to read it if you want. And the part at the top will not be hidden at all.

    But the Android Gmail app makes it impossible to read it! So I have to open the first email in the thread (and there are often many from Facebook in such a "thread") to click the link so I can go to the page.

    Facebook emails end like this:

    I can always see the link because Gmail still shows a fair number of characters before cutting it off, but the link is purple and not clickable! It's obnoxious.

    I imagine that this would also be a problem if you received a reply from a friend where he mixed in his replies with your original questions. Gmail might hide so much text that you don't know the context of the responses. I just want to see all the text of the reply unless the reply contains the entire quoted message at the bottom in which case it could hide it.


  2. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Android Scientists
    The Lab
    That is gmails' threading...conversations. It is a bit annoying for me too. I am not used to it either.
  3. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA
    I use my yahoo account and dont have that problem ...

    Gmail for me is only for G1 Sync of Sched, contacts,
  4. Bradicus

    Bradicus New Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    Yes - in short, Gmail's threading sucks on a G1. I can't figure out why it's so bad, but it's terrible. Whether or not you append a signature to your reply-to-all from a G1 phone, when viewing the conversation on a regular computer, the text quoting is almost never right.
  5. Nabateus

    Nabateus New Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    After the Cupcake to... Very sick. :thinking::mad:

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