Cleaning up email threads
Email threads, repeating conversations with each email, become very messy both in terms of storage and trying to follow old conversations. Is there any way of eliminating quoted emails in threads, leaving only the original emails in a clear, single chain of conversation?
Cleaning up long email threads
I guess it will do, if it also prevents senders from embedding original messages as well. My problem is that I have an exchange of 900 emails which are riddled with multiple original messages, making any attempt to review the conversation very tedious indeed. So I wanted to eliminate all but a single original message, such that all the embedded copy messages are discarded.
Originally Posted by cityofacworthit
Sensible, readable, followable email
What I'm seeking here is not something complicated. Before email, if someone sent you a letter, you replied, without quoting the original letter received. If the exchange continued, you built up a series of simple documents; not a record each time of everything that had gone before. The problem I'm experiencing with the quoting of old chains of messages must be a major problem to anyone archiving the content of email exchanges.
Originally Posted by phoenix
My conclusion is that there ought to be a way of limiting email exchanges to the original message, regardless of whether the email is one sent or one received. It can still be possible to have the option to group the emails into a conversation - perhaps according to the subject line or, better still, according to the people between whom the emails have been sent/received. There MUST be a better way of doing this than what is currently accepted as normal and reasonable. It's not.