I never bothered to understand in detail the distinction between local and gmail web categorisation of emails (my terminology) but the latest upgrade of EMC makes this all the more confusing. So far I kept the default yellow flag, blue flag etc. It was never clear to me whose flags I was using, emc or google, now I have to understand this as the tags management in EMC makes a distinction between local “tags” and Gmail “labels” very clear.
First issue: why is the categorisation (my term) label now part of the email subject in the Inbox; Favourites Combined Inbox ??? - it’s not the same thing!!!
Previously in EMC I could see the two things separately in columns in view - now I can’t! If I want to read the subject / title, I’ll do that - now half the screen is filled with, not just a yellow box but “Yelllow label” taking up all the space. This is now just like Gmail - I don’t use the gmail web inbox becuase EMC is nice and tidy - now it just a stupid copy of google! Can I change this?
Second point: How to fix this I thought - quick solution - edit the label down. But if I change “yellow label” to “y” locally in EMC, Gmail considers this a new label; and changes the automatic colour - to green! So that doesn’t work.
So then I thought I’ll change the Gmail label in the webapp and synch this with EMC locally. So my Gmail “yelloW label” now reads “y” on the web and all my emails there are flagged “y”. But…
Second issue: why does EmC not properly synch gmail labels with EMC tags? My EMC Combined Inbox is still fulll of “yellow label” emails not ones categorised “y” as above - something is not working?
I consider myself reasonably computer-literate but this is way too complicated for a straightforward way to categorise emails! HELP!!!