Gmail - Mail that simply disappears?

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KA3VSP, Jul 3, 2021.

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  1. KA3VSP

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    I've used gmail for many years, and I'm still amazed how poorly it works. Things simply don't make sense. Often, I have email that simply disappears. Not only recent email, but email that I know that I've moved to other folders. And, sometimes, the email will magically reappear.

    This morning, I had a message in my spam folder that was not spam, so I clicked it and then clicked 'Not Spam'. I'll be darn if I can find that message now.

    Has anyone ever mastered gmail? Is there a secret? Do I need a decoder ring?
  2. KM4FVI

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    Sign of the times with big brother… your agreement with them!
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  3. N5AF

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    You get what you pay for. ;)

    Protonmail is a much better alternative.

    Started using them in 2017. No issues at all. My YL switched to them for business-related email needs on a paid account and has had zero issues.

    I recommend reading their blog postings from the link on their main page before signing up. It will give you an understanding of the organization. From the blog of the Protonmail CEO:
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  4. KT1F

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    I've used Gmail for many years both for personal and work and never had or heard of mail disappearing.

    When you report "Not spam", it moves to your inbox but don't forget that the inbox remains sorted, probably by date so if you move an older spam message, it might not be on the first page of the inbox.
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  5. KK9W

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    If you removed it from the spam folder it was moved to your inbox and sorted to the date the email was received and should appear as an unread message, but not as a new e-mail.
  6. KP4SX

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    What are you using to read your mail?
  7. KT1F

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    I think the read / unread status is unchanged so if you opened it in spam it is then "read" and stays that way so it won't show up as bold in the inbox. It's probably useful to set it back to unread before moving it. That will make it easier to find in the inbox if you keep most of the inbox read.
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  8. US7IGN

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    There are also one of my boxes. Over the years, I have never met an uglier design and interface.
    Apparently their motto is "It is illogical and inconvenient!"
    But I usually use it for all kinds of spam, so it'll do ...
  9. KA9JLM

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    Do you have any other devices that are linked to your google account ?

    If so, Strange things can happen, Especially if they are Synced.
  10. AE1N

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