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Gmail irritation #1

Sometimes Gmail decides your session has expired, when you’re in the middle of writing an email.

Gmail: Your connection has expired

If you’re lucky you might be able to copy the text from the draft out. If not, the most recently saved draft may or may not be up to date.

This is bad design. Why interrupt like this when you’re in the middle of something?

If you must have sessions that expire, than at least give the user a bit more time to actually finish what they’re doing — send and/or exit the draft — and then ask them to logon again.

Gmail bug?

Anybody else seeing this Gmail Bug? The message preview on the Inbox list shows text from the first message in the thread, even if it’s since been deleted.

Which means when you go to open it, the text you get to read doesn’t match what was in the preview.

It seems to be particularly prevalent in email list discussions, where what I usually do is delete the threads as I read them (unless I have a good reason for keeping them).

I tried to replicate it by sending myself a few test messages, but Gmail didn’t join them together as a thread, and I don’t have time right now to try any harder.