Andy - I tried using the Conversations option in Gmail for a while, but I
much prefer the (non-conversation) option, so I for the past several months
I've kept Conversations turned off. Only a very few of my email
interactions go back and forth enough so that Conversations would clarify
things. Hunting for the missing emails, I can go back to a time several
days before the interchange began, and still not find the ones I've sent,
either in Sent mail or in All Mail.
It will remain another of the great mysteries of Gmail.It's disturbing and
potentially embarrassing, but I can live with it. Gmail is certainly better
than Thunderbird, and my Outlook 2007 had begun to hold on to emails for a
few days at a time (Roadrunner), so even with its limitations Gmail is a
> > Is there a way I can check the Sent folder directly from Gmail's web
> > itself?
> Click on the "Sent Mail" link in the upper left column.
> Sometimes it can be hard to locate your own emails in the "Sent Mail"
> area, because they will appear along with the rest of the
> conversations they are a part of. But they normally should be there.
> > Do you have any thoughts about the apparent stripping of attachments
> > (and evidences of attachments) from Sent mails?
> I don't. Sorry.
> I know there appear to be a number of ways to do "attachments" in
> emails, and not all of them appear to an email program as an actual
> attached file or picture. Sometimes they simply appear within the
> body of a message, and Gmail might not show the paper clip icon to
> show that the message has an attachment.
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