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lost messages in gmail threads???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sjc8383, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. sjc8383

    sjc8383 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I just noticed something that is quite annoying in the native gmail app. If you "reply" to an email, but change the address you are replying to, you lose the ability to see the original message of the thread on your Droid.

    Here is an example. A friend of mine, Jane, was organizing a ski trip and sent out and email to the 20 people that were going with the details (dates, addresses, prices, contact info, etc). I replied to the email, but changed the address to John's email, because he was going to be driving me and I didn't want to reply to all. John and I continued the thread with multiple messages back and forth to setup details of when we were leaving. In all versions of gmail (on both my desktop and my Droid), I see "Jane, Me, John (8) >> ski trip details..." for this thread. When I am in the browser version of gmail (either desktop or the Droid browser) I can click on the thread and see all 8 messages. However, in the native gmail app on the Droid, I click on the thread, see the last message, and behind that it only says "6 read messages" (there should be 7 more) and when I expand them, Jane's original message is the one missing. The thread comes up though when I search for Jane's email address or any of the text within Jane's original email. But I can't read it!

    This was incredibly frustrating when we were driving up and I couldn't get the phone number to the lodge until I thought of trying to log into gmail on the browser. I checked other threads in which I changed the "reply recipient" and the same thing is true, all the original messages are hidden. Anybody else notice the gmail app dropping messages?


  2. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2010
    I never noticed this but when I need to send an email to someone else i just forward it; not reply to a different address. see if that fixes it for ya.

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