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iPhone emails

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Morgain, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I find I'm nowadays infested with emails arriving from my staff or students with no Subject line, and no name added after the one line message clearly banged off like a phone txt message.

    I don't have an iPhone or any other gadget which sends emails. All my emails are done via laptop or desktop. So I don't understand the other end experience on this.

    Is it difficult to add a Subject line on gadgets?
    If I knew what was involved I could rebuke and advise more effectively.
    I do find this laziness a growing nuisance. It's difficult to handle a lot of email threads with blank Subject lines - I rely on it to triage priority to open and read/ action;
    and looking up the email address to see who this contact is, is a real pain waste of my time.
  2. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    iPhone (inbuilt or Gmail app) is same as email clients - a line/field under To/CC and before the body area to enter a subject line. If it's not being entered, the author is being lazy. I have a rule on my GMail to auto-respond to emails without a subject advising sender to send again, and the email is auto moved to trash.
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  3. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    In agreement with the above poster, but let me add this:

    If people send messages via the SMS/MMS function, the subject line can be disabled and thus not entered on each message. It's an option that can be turned on/off via the settings. I think by default, it's turned off IIRC.

    Regular POP/IMAP email via the regular mail client has a subject line and if it's not used, they are just being lazy in that case.
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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I use the Mailbox App for iPhone now so I can't recall... but isn't it also true that if you try and send an email without a subject on the default iPhone Mail app that it alerts you?
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  5. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Yes, it does. A pop-up saying "Empty Subject" shows and basically says "This message has no subject....." You then can hit cancel to go back or choose send to finish sending the message without a subject.
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