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How do I separate emails from one another?

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How do I separate emails from one another? r7d7h7 3/16/10 1:08 PM
I sent a change of address to several people in a Bcc. Some of the replies came back attached the way a set of conversations would be, that is, letter, reply, reply, reply, etc.  How do I separate each one from the other?

Mac OS 10.4.11
Firefox
Norton antivirus

Thanks,

Richard Hammond



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Re: How do I separate emails from one another? bkc56 3/16/10 2:51 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 the conversation view is not working for you, what you can do is use an e-mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Pocomail) with POP or IMAP with your Gmail account to get a different use-model and feature-set (including things like sorting, folders, etc).

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
Re: How do I separate emails from one another? MensaWoman 5/16/10 4:53 PM
From what I've read, there is no way to separate conversations bearing the same subject line; however, I have found a way around it [see below]:

Enter a unique character [number, symbol or alpha] before entering your subject, e.g.:

     #1 - Separating Conversations
 
     *** Separating Conversations

     XXX - Separating Conversations

Inserting a unique character before the subject line will make each subject line different; therefore, conversations will not be combined.

Be sure to tell the recipient of your email to enter a unique character before the subject line prior to sending his or her reply.

In case the recipient fails to enter a unique character before the subject line, you can control combined conversations to a series of two each by continuing to enter a unique character before the subject line when you reply.