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I have been emailing my Gmail account error messages from a project I am working on.

I am trying to use GMail filters/labels to sort out the class of errors. But because the subject line is basically always the same even if I have a specific filter for 3 known error cases, the label is applied to the conversation, instead of the specific message.

Therefore, all the errors get all the filters. I do not yet want to delete the errors, but would rather file them separately.

I have not yet used the NOT contains string yet, but that looks to be non-scalable as I get to the fourth or fifth error case I am done with handling.

Is there any option other than turning off Conversations for all my email? (I guess I could use one of my spare accounts to turn off conversations and do the work there, but would be nice to have such an option).

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Ever come up with a solution here? I am curious about the same thing. I want one specific set of messages to not thread while the rest of my email works as normal. Thanks, Bridget –  user10764 May 10 '11 at 18:54
    
@Bridget Nope, I just use my cats email account for those messages and left threading off there. She does not mind if I use it. –  geoffc May 11 '11 at 9:45
    
Just went around this with ELMAH. The trick with that particular error source is to set the subject line to include the exception summary text, so each type of exception is threaded together. That way it's easy to separate (say) injection attack logging from things which are more interesting. The trick is that the subject line in your ELMAH config can be a String.Format template, with {0} being where the exception message is inserted into your subject line. So you can easily have "system name: exception type" threads. –  philw Dec 4 '13 at 15:17

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No, there is no way you can do it and it is extremely unlikely to have a JavaScript/Extension for such a feature.

The only way you can do this is (as you already said in the Question) by Going to

GMail>Settings>General>Conversational View as shown in the screenshot:

Turn the GMail Conversational view on and off

and then when you are done, you can undo it.

Alternatively you can visit m.gmail.com (the mobile version of GMail) as Conversation View is not supported there at all.

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The OP asks: “Is there any option other than turning off Conversations for all my email?” How does your solution answers this question? –  Alex Jun 3 '12 at 9:02
    
@Alex I have edited my answer, I think it's fine now. –  user221287 Jun 3 '12 at 9:09

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