|Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||11/1/11 3:03 PM|
Explain your issue in full detail here:
If I forward a message or reply to a message, the current gmail inbox does not show these messages as forwarded or "replied to".
Has Google fixed this horrible flaw in their gmail interface in the "new look"? Or has google again decided to ignore users and try to push people to their shoddy and primitive conversation view?
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|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||11/1/11 3:08 PM|
No - it's an interface change, not a feature change.
If you need to know whether you have replied to a message or forwarded it, mark it with a star or label it.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||11/1/11 3:21 PM|
That is such an utter crap response. Why can't gmail's interface automatically mark messages that have been forwarded or replied to automatically, LIKE EVERY OTHER DECENT EMAIL INTERFACE?!!
Google keeps touting their "innovation" but they can't even produce a webmail interface with the MOST RUDIMENTARY and BASIC functions.
Google just sucks. I've been trying for YEARS to move to the google cloud, but the google cloud is just A RAIN CLOUD!
I keep (kept) hoping that gmail would become usable, but it is clearly never going to be so as long as the gmail team remains clueless to the needs of mobile working people.
YAHOO email is much better.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Sarah||11/1/11 5:18 PM|
Thank you for your candid feedback. You can request reply/forward indicators via the attached form.
We also make Gmail freely available to any email client of your choice. If you need the reply/forward indicators, you might try using IMAP to access Gmail in Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird or another email client.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Dragon_||11/1/11 5:19 PM|
Why are you doing this to gmail? Why are you removing things? Why are you changing the look? It's really terrible - my entire company will stop using it and paying for it if the current design is what we are forced to use.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Sarah||11/1/11 6:19 PM|
Please don't hijack unrelated threads. I've replied to you in your own thread:
I'm flattered that you think I am doing this to Gmail ;) but I'm not a UI designer or engineer. I'm the Community Manager and I'm trying to understand your feedback and get it to the right place, so our team can better understand how to continue improving Gmail. I'm also trying to connect you to information that might help fix some of the problems you are experiencing.
I've replied to several of your comments, especially regarding themes and why we changed them -- please check those out. And let's leave this thread for gterry1's feedback, which is a feature request and unrelated to your feedback.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||11/2/11 12:22 PM|
Thanks for the reply, but it's too late.
Feature requests do no good -- look at how many YEARS it took for Google to allow users to turn off the even-useless-to-grade-schoolers "conversation view."
And if I wanted to use a desktop email client, I would be using one.
Google, for years, has been proclaiming the arrival of "The Cloud," but now Google wants me to use a DESKTOP client in order to make gmail useful? I have to chain my business and personal communication to a desktop just because Google doesn't have the brains to allow its own webmail interface (running in their own browser, by the way,) keep track of messages that have been forwarded or replied to LIKE EVERY OTHER MODERN INTERFACE?
Google's cloud IS a rain cloud and I'm tired of getting soaked by it. I'm moving from the google "cloud" to YAHOO's sunnier skies where I can actually communicate with others in an organized, and MOBILE, fashion.
When Google realizes that omitting basic features just to satisfy its own ego-maniacal delusions that conversation view is the only thing people need whether they want it or not, or whether it works or not, maybe I'll consider giving gmail another try.
Another try like this latest attempt, undertaken when google announced that they would *finally* allow users to turn off conversation view. That was great, but then suddenly gmail couldn't forward any images with forwarded messages (a bug that was never reported properly on the apps dashboard, by the way).
After suffering through that google muck-up and beginning to actually attempting to use gmail, I discovered that the gmail web interface still sucked, mainly for being so obscenely primitive that it was unusable in any productive or casual way.
The biggest problem is the lack of basic email client functions like automatic marking of forwarded and replied-to messages. After *thoroughly* searching the google help forums, I found many questions regarding the lack of this basic functionality but no answers except "use conversation view".
That is not an acceptable answer, but even more disturbing was the fact that it took so much searching to find these NUMEROUS threads because google has been closing them to replies abnormally quick after they've been posted. It's like google is trying to sweep their incredible ineptitude under the rug, but all they are really doing is dusting up their own rain cloud and making it into mud.
I've already wasted enough time with google's vision (or lack of it) of the cloud. This reply could actually be much longer, but there is no point in writing any more because I am so SICK and DISGUSTED with GOOGLE that it is time to move on. There is no future with a company that lacks the competency to even *recognize* a basic function, let alone implement it.
I'm moving on. It may take awhile, but I've moved between cities before, so even though it's a hassle, it's time to move out of gmail.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Banoonoo||11/21/11 12:05 AM|
Please, please, please add this feature. I have submitted a feature request for it.
Using Gmail - and the rest of the Google suite - is like living in a futuristic negative utopia where perpetual-motion machines fuel our electricity but no one can figure out a way to toast bread without a bonfire and a long stick. I love the colorful touchscreen on my Android phone, and that it knows where I am when I don't. I just wish it could do what Pine email and Palm OS were able to do in the 90s.
I tried to get along with "conversation view." Then I found out "conversation view" was stealing my mail out of my inbox and chucking messages into my file folders without telling me. Is this what the mail carriers do at Google HQ? Mine puts everything in my inbox and lets me sort it. I like it that way.
Please, please, please mark my replied messages replied and my forwarded messages forwarded. You can even mark them answered messages with an "A" like Pine. Fix this and I'll show you a magical device that toasts bread evenly, no long stick required.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||donxymon||12/22/11 1:29 PM|
Maybe if we point out that Facebook's email system shows the reply by default, they will make the change? They are obviously trying to be a lame Facebook clone, might as well use it to our advantage for once.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||john.galloway||1/29/12 3:35 PM|
i would have thought that it was unbelievable that ANY email client would not show messgaes which ahev been forwarded or replied to.
until i met Google Apps.
no wonder that most of the prime movers behind our enterprise sign up for Google Apps have now retruned to using a 'proper' email client - or Outlook as it otherwise known.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||itam.spring12||2/2/12 5:40 PM|
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||2/23/12 8:38 AM|
Google still sucks. Google is more interested in raping users privacy (e.g. planting malicious software on people's computers to override their privacy settings and ostensibly to make the GOOGLE GARBAGE usable) than making their software usable. Google, stop breaking the law and focus on making USABLE software.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||rdsons||4/10/12 2:04 AM|
The reply feature is such a basic and yet a very useful feature , How will some one remember weather they have replied to an email or not until and unless it is marked.
I really wonder why can't gmail first add features which a basic in all email providers and they move to some advance feature which other mail provider don't have.
Don't suggest to LABLE it or Put a Star or using outlook , when google talks about CLOUD when we think it means making life simpler , by NOT putting these basic features it is unnesserly creating more trouble.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||4/10/12 3:11 AM|
The reason all other service providers and clients mark mail which you've forwarded or replied to is that until recently, when some of them enabled threaded view as an option, they all showed every email message separately. Such a marker was therefore the only way for any user to know that he had dealt with a received message.
GMail's conversation view shows clearly whether you have replied to or forwarded a message, by grouping your message with the original received email. So such a marker is generally not required.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||shine712||4/17/12 5:40 PM|
I think this might be a deal breaker. I switched from hotmail since I wanted an email that alerted me when I forgot to attach a file. I found this in gmail. Now Hotmail also does this and still marks messages that I reply to. What an odd choice by google to design an email client incapable of this feature.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||4/17/12 11:21 PM|
Odd choice? You may think so, but GMail's default is conversation view, where all replies/forwards are grouped together. Markers are therefore superfluous, as you can see clearly whether you have responded to a message.
I agree markers are necessary when a client or web service shows all messages separately. But that's not how GMail works.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Online Instructor||5/4/12 7:02 PM|
Yep! Totally agreed. As a personal rule, I try to respond to all email within 24 hours at the latest no matter what, even if that means the email goes out in the late hours of the night.
I try so hard to respond to every email I get but because GMAIL doesn't offer this feature, people have complained that I haven't responded to an email.
This is literally affecting my job performance---totally absurd.
I also have to add this embarrassing line in my emails: if you have not heard from me within 24 hours please resend me your email. and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||5/4/12 9:49 PM|
You don't have to keep track mentally - but if you have conversation view turned off and cannot see your reply along with the original message in the Sender column, then you DO need to keep track manually by starring the messages you have replied to. There are seven different symbols to chose from, including a bright green checkmark which is useful for this purpose.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||5/9/12 7:55 AM|
wdurham, CONVERSATION VIEW SUCKS!!!! IT SUCKS!!! Your bogus promotion of conversation view as a solution is TOTAL GARBAGE! IT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM!
Google's GMAIL team is so pathetically incompetent they can't even support a basic email feature.
Just checking in (I've switched to Yahoo) to see if Google was still chucking lying BS around like usual --- AND THEY ARE.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||7/26/12 11:33 AM|
Excuse me, but what you say is an utter nonsense. I do not need seven stars, I need a reply indicator, that does the automatically. gfterry1 is absolutely right.
I have been using GMail for years for personal usage and it was nice. However, when I started using corporate GMail three weeks ago for business emailing, I immediately realised that it was VERY UNPRODUCTIVE in business environment. It is just not productive at all.
Conversation view is a total crap and unusable in business environment. I am sending and receiving hundreds of emails daily with multiple parties involved in one thread, for such purpose Conversation view is absolutely unusable. It is good for two party thread with couple of mails, but not for multiparty thread with hundred mails. Sorry, it just does not work in corporate environment.
Lack of indicator of reply and forward is creating incredible inefficiency when you need to process many emails daily. You just HAVE to see what you replied and/or forwarded, there is no other way. Starring every email that I replied is most absurd idea what I have ever heard. I would have to click like a gamer of MMORPG so many times, that it would break my mouse. :) And that only because Google was unable to implement such a basic feature. I do not need seven stars.
Looking for emails I sent in Sent Mails is also not a solution. It is also unproductive and almost an offense, that Google wants me to search for the replied emails manually.
I realised the lack of the reply indicator feature only today and checked the web. I found out people kept asking about this feature for two years and nothing happened! Standard reply I saw in the forums was - either use labels or submit a feature request!
By the way have you used GMail for business purposes?
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|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||7/27/12 1:27 AM|
Look, guys, lets keep this sensible and avoid the insults and bad language.
You want a feature. GMail does not offer that feature, because the core webmail product - used as intended - does not require that feature. GMail is unlikely to offer that feature in the near future for the same reason.
All we can do here to help you is offer workarounds, which might help you gain some of the functionality that you feel is essential. I use Google Apps daily for business, and find that use of the green-check superstar - a single click option in my set-up - meets all the requirements I might have over and above the reply/forward clarity already offered by Conversation View.
You can shout and yell all you like at those of us who offer you workarounds, and say they are rubbish or bulls*** and can't work for you.
But that can't change the fact that the feature you want to use does not exist in GMail, and we cannot turn it on for you no matter how loudly you yell at us or how much you jump up and down.
So adapt your own workaround, or use a client which DOES offer the functionality you want. Managing a GMail account over POP or IMAP using a client like Outlook is relatively easy and straightforward, and will give you all the tools you say you require.
Being rude to people who are trying to offer you partial solutions solves nothing.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||7/27/12 3:46 AM|
I do not think I am being rude and apologies if you took it like that.
Thank you for help with workarounds, but neither of them work anywhere near as a simple reply indicator.
Yahoo has got the feature and it is an web app, so the real reason is not that GMail does not support it, because it is an web app, it just does not support it, because Google DOES NOT WANT to support it. That is the cornerstone of the issue.
Email client app is not a solution, and you know it. Frankly speaking, I consider this as a failure of Google. Please just do not offer this as a solution.
Regarding starring - I just refuse to star hundreds of emails manually, I hope you understand why. I just do not see a point in clicking on every email only to see if I replied it or not and then again clicking when I reply. That is two clicks extra for every email. That is damn unproductive.
Note: I have to use Gmail Web App in my job and cannot switch to anything else. I would have already done it, if I could.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||7/27/12 3:55 AM|
And one final comment - I am perfectly fine with GMail as a free service for personal use and I love it. I am absolutely fine with the absence of a reply indicator in such setting. I do not need it that much. Note, that I mentioned this in my first post.
I am criticising GMail as a corporate solution, as a paid service. I believe there is just no excuse for the absence of a simple reply indicator in this setting.
Do you understand my point?
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||7/27/12 5:20 AM|
My comment about civility was not directed at your posts, hb108 - I should have made that more clear. And yes, I perfectly understand your point.
You want to use the web-app in a way it was never designed to be used, and want Google to supply additional automated features to help you do it. None of the suggested manual workarounds are acceptable to you.
That seems like impasse to me. Yahoo does indeed have the feature, but then Yahoo adopted the standard client model to start with, where such a feature was the norm. The likelihood of Google adding the feature to GMail - where development is always prioritised to offer the "greatest benefit for the greatest number" is slim in the near future.
But by all means suggest it as a feature.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||7/27/12 10:10 AM|
Thanks, I am happy you understand my point.
I have already suggested that as a feature.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||mswimelar||8/9/12 6:36 AM|
I just want to add to the chorus for Google to add an indicator in the inbox if a message has been forwarded or replied to. I realize there are workarounds, but they are just that, workarounds.
In my firm, conversation view is just not workable. I suppose I could try to remember to put on a mark of some sort but why won't google just provide this critical feature as part of the service?
I want to keep using google apps because I love the integration of the calendar and docs. If I use thunderbird or some other email client I lose a lot of that and it gets me off the could and back into old technology.
Not being able to see if I have replied to a message is a really big deal. It is not a silly request from your users. It is a BIG DEAL!
Please change your attitude toward this issue and fix it.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||GaryEH||8/12/12 6:53 PM|
I enjoyed reading this string of emails after I did a search on how to mark emails that I have not replied to (I hate to miss responding to someone and it happens with Gmail - but not my work email in Lotus notes). I am assuming that some of the people replying in this string are working for Google and are trying to justify Google's lack of response to this reasonable request. I find it hard to understand why reasonable user comments about software are not listened to by the programming people (this is a broader issue than with just Google). I have made suggestions many times to many people who could change things, but I do not remember one time that my suggestion has been followed or even praised as a good idea. I generally get some type of haughty justification for the status quo. I keep waiting for new versions of software to update a feature that is bothersome to me to use. The new versions have new bells and whistles that I don't want that are forced on me, yet the most basic and useful things are not there. I at least thank the contributors for the idea to try Yahoo mail. Competition can get peoples attention.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||8/13/12 9:34 AM|
I absolutely agree with mswimelar and GaryEH - absence of such basic feature is a BIG DEAL. If Google does not realise the gravity of this issue, then there is no help...
Guys, I hope you suggested this feature as folks have been telling past two years all people who were wondering why this feature did not exist.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||amiregelz||8/22/12 1:36 PM|
I have posted a question regarding this issue on WebApps.stackexchange.com, and asked for useful suggestions / workarounds:
I've posted the method I'm currently using which is quite effective even though has its flaws. I think by now it's obvious that it's not possible to fully solve this problem with workarounds; a solution can only come from the GMail dev team, but until then, you can try my method and/or improve it.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||9/4/12 11:53 AM|
wdurham, to say: "You want to use the web-app in a way it was never designed to be used,..." is a bunch of crap. FORWARDING HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF EMAILING!!!!
This is such bullshit, unless you meant to say that GMail was never designed to be USEFUL AT ALL!
Google has become just another sleazy, rotten company, only interested in raping user personal data to boost their bogus stock price.
Just pathetic that there are some on the gmail development team who are so shortsighted and stupid.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||9/5/12 12:53 AM|
GMail was designed to be used in Conversation view. Where Conversation view is used, Reply and Forward markers are not required. Replies and Forwards are evident from the message list, and even more evident when you open a conversation.
The ability to turn OFF Conversation view was only introduced a couple of years ago.
If you choose to take advantage of that ability, and choose NOT to use GMail in the way it was designed to function, then you must take the consequences of that choice and accept that certain automated features you are used to are just not implemented in GMail. You can easily apply your own markers manually using stars and/or labels if such markers are valuable to you.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||speterm||9/6/12 4:26 AM|
Dear Wdurham or anybody at the GMAIL dev.dep,
Tell us why? Why is it a big deal to add the reply/forward mark feature to the Gmail?
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||9/6/12 6:37 AM|
I do not know for certain why the GMail engineers do not implement the automated Reply/Forward markers that you want (because nobody has actually told me why!) - but as most users of GMail use the default Conversation View, I would guess that's it's simply because it is a very low priority task - and that's assuming the developers are even aware of the apparent demand for this feature.
Google always weigh up the greatest benefit for the greatest number of users when deciding what new features to prioritise. And with 425 million regular GMail users signing in to active accounts, those who prefer to see their emails in a completely disconnected way because they choose not to use Conversation View - and therefore need automated markers - are a small minority and their wishes are likely to be very low priority.
Particularly when there are several simple manual methods you can use to indicate a message you have dealt with. I mean, let's face it, how difficult is it to add a label to a message? Open the message, click the Labels button, choose Replied, then click Reply. Two clicks and your problem is solved. Even quicker if you use stars, as it's only one click depending how you have your stars set up - star it, open it, click Reply.
There are many other features on the requested/suggested list that the team are likely to prioritise way ahead of an automated Reply/Forward marker which most users do not want or need.
You would improve your own chances of getting this feature implemented if you suggest it - and encourage all those that share your opinion to also suggest it. See the reference below:
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||speterm||9/6/12 8:29 AM|
May I ask you what is your position at the Google Inc.?
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||9/8/12 12:31 AM|
I don't have a position at Google Inc. I am a volunteer helper whom Google consider to be knowledgeable about GMail, and have been tagged by them as a Top Contributor.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||9/26/12 2:10 AM|
amiregelz, thanks for the workaround, but it does not work. any workaround cannot substitute the indicator. At least I have not seen any and I doubt there is any that would work.
This respective workaround mentioned on the website you posted has a serious issue:
However, this does not solve the problem entirely; for example, if I reply to a certain message, and the recipient replies back, then the conversation is still labeled as
It means that it indicates a thread that has been replied by me at least once. That is useless. I got threads where there are say 10 parties and I need to have a reply indicator for each and every email from any of the parties. Such threads may have hundreds of emails, so workaround indicating that I replied at least one of the email is a no go, sorry.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||gfterry1||10/2/12 1:20 PM|
@ wdurham -- "I mean, let's face it, how difficult is it to add a label to a message?"
Well, wdurham, Google seems to find it EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
Too bad they don't find it as easy to do as one would think. Of course, the real reason for Google's lust for conversation view is that it makes it easier for google to track not just individuals, but all of a person's friends, family, contacts, associates, and acquaintances. Google can then exploit this information to boost their bogus stock valuations.
That's why Google doesn't give a shit about what the users might find useful.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Fuzzy||11/27/12 9:23 PM|
It's no easier to track using conversation view than individual messages.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||KM Artist||12/11/12 12:26 PM|
I'm also having issues using conversation mode where I work. We use a corporate gmail account and all of our emails come into one "community" inbox, with labels attached for each staff member.
If I am replying to a message and my customer fires me several more emails because they forgot to tell me something, I never see their other messages, because I always file away my messages as soon as I reply. Even if I don't have the email open I only see the last message they sent, which has caused problems because they are sending me changes on their jobs, usually. I handle MANY emails on a daily basis I'm trying to figure out how much lost time I will have expanding every email I get just to make sure they haven't sent another email that is lost in the thread.
We recently switched to conversation mode off, and then everyone started having issues because no one can tell if a message has already been replied to, so multiple people are replying to the same email...
And the answer is that we're just SOL?
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Dr. Zhivago||12/13/12 1:17 AM|
We build one of the best cars - Ferrari! It is fast, safe, modern and clever.
However, if you want to use windshield wipers - please be informed that this feature does not exist in our car. And till now we don't understand why do you need it? Instead of that, you can use:
1) Remove the windshield, put on our featured swimming goggles from the trunk and enjoy different view!
And please don't tell us that from 19th century all cars have wipers. Our car is just different. Instead of that we have GPS navigation, keyless entry, fingerprint lock, good engine and other stuff.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||onioni||1/6/13 5:53 PM|
Exactly! Come on Google, don't make us jump through your hoops ("conversation view") in order to see if a message has been replied to.
Want an example of what we're wanting? Look at ANY email client program. Let us see if a message has been replied to. Bonus points if we can see what the reply was.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Timmy HH||1/10/13 8:06 AM|
It is ridiculous and frustrating and time consumimg and time wasting to figure out if you replied to your messages one my one going back and forth to your sent box.. And then trying to remember them all as time goes by... Put the markers in there as an option.. People who like conversation view can use that... People who don't can use the markers! All customers are happy :)
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||twit123||1/18/13 7:35 AM|
Hotmail is getting better, still missing drag&drop attachements and a couple of things. But the Windows 8 Mail is close.
Just a matter of time before I switch back to hotmail.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||AndyA3||2/5/13 12:12 PM|
Actually it is how gmail works--you have an option to not use the default conversation view. So I think you just made a case for why gmail should offer this feature. It doesn't need to be included in the conversation view, where I agree it's not necessary.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Megan Lawson||2/19/13 8:54 AM|
I don't care for g-mail, but it's what our organization is using, so I'm dealing with it. That being said, I would be able to deal with it a LOT better if this ONE feature was available. I really liked the Ferrari example above. How is it that every other e-mail provider can do this but the almighty Google cannot or WILL not? It makes no sense. And conversation view? What a joke. I don't know how many messages I ceompletely missed when I tried it. It was a nightmare. Google people, please add this feature and quit messing with the rest. It's a fine basic e-mail platform. I don't care what it looks like as long as it is fully functional.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||ART FOTO Andersen as||3/7/13 6:11 AM|
This issue truly has to be taken more serious. It does`nt seem like Google has any intention to fix this problem and actually does`nt understand why we want it. These workaround are also no help, you cant use so much time on just marking mails yourself. And yes even if it takes only two seconds, its to much time spent on it when you put a few hundred mail together (in a work related time frame). I did`nt even notice this problem on my personal account because its very little mails to handle, but when you start using this in a business its horrible!!!!
The conversation view is not the answer, i use the conversation view but it still takes me a few second to realise if I or someone else in the business answered it. And this is the main problem here, I don`t want to use so much time on such a silly thing. time is money people.
I really hope Google comes to it`s senses on this one...
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||ginny f||4/4/13 12:11 PM|
I agree that this is an essential function for business email. My company switch from outlook to google a few months ago, and I have become less productive and responsive as a result. I would love to suggest it as a feature, but when I click on the link you provide I am only offered a list of potential features to validate as useful - none seem to correspond to this issue, and there is no way to add any other suggestions. Am I missing something?
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Edward Reston||4/5/13 4:06 AM|
AGREED! hope that adding my voice helps highlight the importance of this feature in a business context. We just rolled out Gmail company wide. This is the number one complaint (after conversion view which we eventually just turned off for everyone). Difficult to understand why the compose window was added when the system is still missing basic functionality.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Cozibag Bean Bags||4/25/13 10:49 AM|
Omitting this function (marking emails as having been replied to) is really strange. I've just started testing the water using gmail for business emails and am already looking elsewhere now I've discovered this problem.
The conversation mode is no good; as others have said, it's just not practical, especially for business use. I simply want to see my emails listed separately with an indication of whether or not I have replied to them, just as I used to do in Outlook and just as every other webmail or email client does!
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Phosphoro||5/13/13 6:59 AM|
We use browser to access gmail, because we work in the clouds and we share computer, we don't want to install Outlook!
In any case this is the best workarround I have red so far...
I kindly ask to support this request: add a replyed/forwarded icon and Gmail will become the best email service ever!
Now even the worst email services have a killing feature tha Gmail doesn't!
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||5/13/13 7:18 AM|
Sorry, Phosphoro - but you CHOSE to turn off the core Gmail feature - Conversation View - which makes it plain whether or not you have replied to an email message.
If you wish to know whether you have replied or not when you choose not to use Conversation View, then you will need to add your own manual marker. Set your stars up to have the green checkmark first on the click-list. Open a message, click the star outline and click Reply.
This screenshot shows how easy it is for you to do that for yourself:
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||5/13/13 7:32 AM|
wdurham, we have already discussed that before. Conversation view is unusable in dynamic business context.
You are again suggesting user should do something manually. But why? The application should do this automatically in first place without user wasting time on this!
Please do not waste time with suggesting manual steps that should be done by the application itself.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||KM Artist||5/13/13 7:56 AM|
And wdurham has an attitude like we're all stupid for wanting something that all other email clients have!
I share a company inbox with 6 other people, I can't even get them to file away their emails, how am I supposed to get them all to check a silly box everytime they reply! I need it to be automatic!
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||wdurham||5/13/13 8:00 AM|
That's the entire point, hb108 -
Gmail was built on conversation view, which renders the markers you are now demanding completely superfluous.
You nagged and screamed and yelled and eventually, Gmail gave you the opportunity to turn off conversation view. You really expect them to give you the whole Outlook-style package as well?
If so, dream on. It's not going to happen. If there is a task for the Gmail team that could be lower priority, I can't imagine what it might be.
So it's a manual marker for you or nothing. You take your choice. Spend your time going back and forth between your send messages and your Inbox to work out what you've been doing, or apply a quick and simple manual marker of your own.
One thing's for sure - Gmail are not going to do it for you. You asked for CV to be an option, and that's what you got. You want bells and whistles, add them yourself..
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Megan Lawson||5/13/13 8:16 AM|
In trying to point out someone else's stupidity, you have really just exposed your own. Try sending out a message to a group of 100+ people and see where conversation view gets you in trying to keep up with all the replies and follow-up messages. It is a nightmare. You probably haven't had to deal with something like that and are, therefore, ignorant of this problem. People aren't making this up- it's a real issue with gmail that needs to be fixed.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||5/13/13 8:23 AM|
I have nothing to add anymore.
But it very interesting to see the shift from 'You can suggest the feature' to ' Gmail are not going to do it for you'. It is good to know where we stand!
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||5/13/13 8:29 AM|
Yes, this is one of the examples (i.e.mass email to muiltiple parties) where Conversation view absolutely fails and the manual marking of all emails with Conversation mode off does solve the situation as well.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Boblell||5/15/13 2:20 PM|
I have read this thread with interest, and I can see that this has been a problem for a long time (years).
I have recently moved from an iPhone 5 to the Samsung 4. I am using the stock android mail client. I prefer to have all my email addresses seperate but that is not possible. Have just got used to that now! However...
One of my email addresses is shared by others who work in our office. One of us will pick it up and reply, and with the iPhone there was a little arrow to the left of the message showing someone had dealt with it. There is no such indication on the standard google email on the Samsung, which is causing chaos.
I have come onto the internet to solve the problem, only to find threads going back to 2011 with the same complaint.
Thats not only incredable, its not customer focused. Bye Bye Google /Android /Samsung, I did try, I cant get back to iOS quick enough, it just works!! Good luck to the rest of you who want to hang on for another two years for a client that works.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||hb108||5/16/13 12:44 AM|
Which email client do you use on iOS?
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Boblell||5/16/13 1:52 AM|
I use 2 Yahoo addresses on iOS and 1 Gmail as well. After opening the initial mail application, each are in different boxes with an indication how many are unopened in each. If I open and deal on my desktop, that gets reflected on my phone.
|Re: Can the new look mark forwarded or "replied to" messages in the inbox?||Fuzzy||5/18/13 11:14 AM|
I'll respectfully disagree. I find that conversation view does exactly what I would like in this situation (sending to a large group of people and looking for replies and followups.)