Email In OS X Lion Is Crippled Until You Enable This Feature

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In OS X Lion, the Mail app got a complete revamp.

Some new features include a unified inbox, threaded messaging, a new interface, and a useful “related messages” feature that is turned off by default.

One of the best things about Gmail is that messages are threaded, meaning you can see every email in a chain, including your own.

In Lion’s Mail, you can only see the responses of others.

Here’s how to make sure you’re seeing the whole conversation, spotted by Cult of Mac:

  1. Open up Mail, and go to Preferences from the “Mail” menu in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click the “Viewing” tab in Mail Preferences.
  3. Check the box that says “Show Related Messages.”
  4. You’re done. Now your responses to messages will be interspersed inside email conversations in your inbox.

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