Gmail: Worst ‘feature’ ever

So now that I have more information, this is not an issue. The problem wasn’t Gmail it – was Outlook. You see, in the week to week editing of the newletter, thousands of empty, worthless <SPAN> tags had built up in the email code. After removing most of these and shrinking the email code by over 50%, Gmail displays it just fine.

Lesson learned: Don’t use Outlook to edit your weekly email newsletter!

So I decided to test sending the bluer weekly email newsletter to a Gmail account. I had concerns it might be flagged as SPAM. It wasn’t, but what happened is even more ludicrous.

Gmail clipped the message… truncated it… chopped off the end!

How dumb is that? A service that gives you 1 gb of space decides to limit message length? If there’s logic there, I’m not seeing it.

Even better, the solution in the help center is to: click “more options” then click “view original.” This shows you the HTML source code of the email–real useful to the averge everyday joe user.

Seriously Google, get a clue!

Google’s Reply:

Hello Nick,

Thank you for your message.

To ensure that messages load quickly, Gmail displays a portion of the text
of long messages. We are sorry that you were unable to read the remainder
of your HTML message.

We hope you enjoy Google’s approach to email.


The Gmail Team

“We hope you enjoy Google’s approach to email.”

That about put me over the edge! In responding to a complaint about thier butchering of my email, they hope I enjoy their approach!