Knowing if You Replied to a Message

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Google Mail
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 01, 2016

In Google Mail, there are a few helpful tricks for knowing whether or not you responded to an email. Learn more about conversation view.

With Conversation View on

Look at a message in your inbox, for example. If you replied to the message, in the sender field you will see the original sender's name followed by "me" and (2).

In this example, I received a message from Dennis and then replied, and the Dennis, me (2) shows that I did in fact reply:

image shows screenshot of sender names and (2) when a message has been replied to

With Conversation View off

  1. From the inbox, hold your mouse over a sender's name (but don't click)
  2. In the hovercard that appears, click on Emails

    image shows hovercard that appears when holding mouse over sender's name in inbox

  3. The resulting screen will show all messages to or from the email address on the hovercard. If you replied to the original message, you will see the message from the original sender as well as a message from me both with the same subject.
    In this example, I received an email from Gmail Team and replied, and these two emails with the same subject show that I did reply:

    image shows search results after clicking on emails in hovercard

Remember, you can always try both conversation view on and conversation view off to see what works best for you: Learn more.

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