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How the heck do I stop gmail from grouping my eMails from senders?

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How the heck do I stop gmail from grouping my eMails from senders? igounfazed 3/29/10 8:39 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here: I receive 2+ eMails from the SAME person. on the same day. Gmail GROUPS the 2+ eMails as ONE single entry in my inbox stating the 2+ nature. I open the message and the only one displayed is the last eMail sent.

How do I make gmail stop this stupid feature? I have gone through the options and didn't see an option. I hate having gmail group ANY eMail. I would much rather get ONE entry PER eMail sent no matter from who it is sent, or how many they send in one day. If I get 100 emails today from one person: I WANT TO SEE 100 INDIVIDUAL EMAIL ENTRIES IN MY INBOX. Not one entry that says there are 100 messages within that I then have to expand.





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This is SOLELY a Google Gmail feature with no regard to OS, Browser, etc.
Re: How the heck do I stop gmail from grouping my eMails from senders? bkc56 3/29/10 9:53 PM
Unfortunately, you can't turn off the "conversation view" (grouping messages based on subject) as is a fundamental part of the Gmail use-model.  Most people like it, but there are some (often very vocal) that don't like it or have specific e-mail needs where it isn't optimal. For example, automated messages where the subject is always the same (like from a web-site, or business) but where the messages are not actually related.  

If this is really important to you, you might consider starting to use an e-mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Pocomail) with your Gmail account to get a different use-model and feature-set (including things like sorting, folders, etc).  That would give you access to the features you want while still allowing access to your Gmail from any computer using the web-interface.

For more information see:
Conversation Views:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=5900
Other ways to access Gmail:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=12769

You can also add your vote to make it optional:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=suggest

You might also look at the petition:  http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=7ebcf4867842e221&hl=en
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Re: How the heck do I stop gmail from grouping my eMails from senders? bkc56 8/31/10 10:08 AM
At least give us the ability to turn it off.

I would agree that it would be nice if Google made it optional.

Goodbye

*waves*  Good luck in finding a provider that better fits your needs.