Is there anyway to increase the displayable size of emails to avoid the annoying "Message Clipped" additional step in Gmail?

[Message clipped] View entire message


[Message clipped] View entire message




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There is no way to disable clipping in Gmail, as per this rather new post on the Google Product Forum.

This web app in the Chrome store comes as recommended in the different posts:

Trimmless for Google Mail

Note: I'm not affiliated to the vendor of the app

  • Thanks good to know about the extension, as it solves another issue I created this distinguishing for this webapps.stackexchange.com/q/54797/18147 : can you copy your sentence+link about Trimmless for Google Mail as an answer there? It would be nice as a reference. Regarding the [Message clipped] issue, basically I'm looking for some extensions as I feel it should be feasible. It looks like as of now there is no solution for it but the UI issue has been present for ever so I'm still somehow hoping for some workaround. Jan 21, 2014 at 5:09
  • hey did u find a solution to this?
    – ghostCoder
    Sep 15, 2014 at 14:08
  • even more - it looks like Google is systematically locking conversations on that topic...
    – axd
    Nov 30, 2020 at 10:34

I've been debugging an HTML signature - not much text at all - and eventually whittled it down to a couple of M-dashes (in the opening hours text) as the culprits. Looks like GMail doesn't like them, whether they're written as or —

So it's possible (?) that GMail's [Message clipped] is for something as innocuous as a stray character

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    Thanks, very interesting, I was indeed wondering how comes sometimes I get that [Message clipped] so early in the email. May 27, 2021 at 23:40

It is caused by the sender including soft-hyphens (e.g. ­ or —) or other dash-like characters - it's nothing to do with the size of the message, and nothing you as a recipient can fix.

The reason is probably because of a convention that email signatures and disclaimers usually come at the end of email messages after a line of one or more dashes - google is saving you from wasting time on that more-or-less useless info (which is potentially a tricky legal mistake by google - should they really be allowed to strip legal disclaimers??? It's not their email to change, and they don't have the owner (sender) permission to do that either...)

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