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Viewing an Email Conversation

Gmail groups related email messages into conversations. A conversation typically includes the original message, all replies, and all replies to those replies. It can also include any messages forwarded to other recipients.

A conversation is noted in the inbox list by a number in parentheses after the sender name(s). If a conversation has replies from more than one person, more than one name is listed.

To view the messages in a conversation, follow these steps:

  1. From the Gmail inbox, click the message title for the conversation you want to view. The conversation now appears in your web browser, as shown in Figure 4.6, with only the most recent message displayed in full.

    FIGURE 4.6

    FIGURE 4.6 Viewing a conversation.

  2. To view the text of any previous message in the conversation, click that message’s subject.
  3. To expand all the messages in a conversation, click the Expand All (down-arrow) icon at the top-right corner of the message.

All the messages in the conversation are now stacked on top of each other, with the text of the newest message fully displayed.

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