[OT] E-mail provider recommendations

Charles Collicutt ccollicutt at factset.com
Thu Oct 25 13:56:30 BST 2007

Chris Bannister wrote on 25/10/2007 10:01:40:
> The second paragraph of
> http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78760&topic=12762
> seems to highlight a fairly fundamental problem.

I tried using Gmail for a while but the whole "conversation" thing drove 
me away in the end. It was
constantly grouping together messages into a conversation when they had 
nothing to do with
each other (apart from having similar subject lines, which I assume was 
the problem) and there
was no way to separate them back out again.

I was also disappointed that I couldn't change the date on a message. I 
could import all my
existing mail but it was always listed with the date that I imported it 
instead of the date in the
e-mail header. It's fair enough that Gmail should display the date it was 
received rather than
the date it was sent but when it's wrong it would be nice to be able to 
change it.

Having said that, Gmail is still way better than any other webmail system 
I've seen. If it had a proper
import system and less annoying conversations then I'd love to use it.


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