If I’m looking for a particular email, what I will typically remember about it is that it was, for example, from Bob, and that he sent it sometime yesterday morning. So it’s easy to sort by sender and go straight to hopefully just a handful of emails to look through before I find the one I want.
Now with gmail conversations, if other people are involved in the conversation and are still talking about things, that conversation will be at the top of my inbox. I won’t necessarily remember that it was part of this conversation that Bob gave the information that I need right now. In effect I have to remember what the subject header was, and people don’t always use useful subject headers. Yet that’s what appears to hold a gmail conversation together.
Am I missing something? Can someone help me appreciate the gmail way?
BTW I’m a 31-year-old computer guy, not a senior citizen technophobe.