iCloud - Threaded messaging?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by spidertaker23, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. spidertaker23, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    spidertaker23 macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2009
    I assumed that iCloud mail would have threaded messaging. Since Apple Mail, iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) all have threaded messaging. From what I see iCloud mail doesn't have threaded messaging?

    That is a serious deal breaker for a person like me trying to switch from gmail to iCloud mail. I've had threaded messaging for 4 years on gmail?

    Am I missing a setting?:eek:

    This is on my friends apple mail:


    This is on my friends iCloud mail:


    I guess I don't understand why apple would release icloud mail without a feature that iOS and apple mail both have when they are designed to work together?
  2. spidertaker23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2009
  3. dlsife macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    I assumed the online emails would 'thread' too. Guess not. That's a mistake by Apple, imo.
  4. spidertaker23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2009
    I completely decided not to use iCloud because of this. iCloud email doesn't measure up with gmail. It doesn't even measure up with apple mail and it looks almost identical to apple mail.
  5. bripab007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    Yikes, I just noticed this as well while playing around in the iCloud mail app :-(
  6. vtstarck macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    I agree this needs to be fixed. I think the issue is that GMail was built to thread email (why iCloud wasn't is beyond me) but for apps on the Mac/iPad/iPhone the threading is done locally. In iCloud there is no local component.
  7. davelikesmacs macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    Well I'm glad it's not just me, there seems to be very little discussion of this on the net. I noticed the day it was launched in disbelief, basically iCloud is just the old me.com mail, which everyone has always hated!
  8. jmcrutch macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    I'm a little bothered by this as well. I so want to be 100% Apple but they don't make it that easy (when other products are superior).

    So, I'm balancing the fact that Apple's email is inferior (slow, fewer features) with the fact that Gmail has different issues (invades privacy).

    I don't really care to use Mail on my Mac as I'd prefer to just log on to a web interface as I've been doing now for years with Gmail. I see no reason to have my email stored locally on a computer as it was back in the old days. It's not stored on my iPhone (except for 25 or 50 recent messages) so I don't see any need to have it stored on my computer (if I'm ever away from an internet connection for my computer, I'm likely on my iPhone anyway).

    Please Apple, add some features to your iCloud email interface!!!
  9. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    I'm bothered by this too. It'd be much easier for me to switch from Gmail if this important feature weren't missing.

    I often have threads of emails with 5 to 20+ replies; I can't imagine what a mess it'd be without threading.

    I hope Apple fixes this by the time Mountain Lion is out.
  10. dlsife macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    It's ridiculous that the web version of iCloud mail doesn't have threading. This should be Apple's first priority before adding other new features. Come on, Apple, I want to switch over 100% to you on mail, but you're not letting me!
  11. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    There's an update for iCloud.com that's forthcoming, hopefully we'll see threaded email then.
  12. spidertaker23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2009
  13. randomgray macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2015
    El Capitan is out... web mail broken still.
    At first you just hate gmail, and you make big efforts to switch. You switch to icloud and realize... you still hate gmail, but you begin to appreciate features that were so natural and obvious in gmail, you never even noticed them - which for some obscure reason, apple didn't feel worth implementing.

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