Yes, you read that right. On two occasions I’ve experienced a problem with Gmail with critical emails I had sent. On two separate occasions I attempted to reply to an email and had a serious problem. I typed my reply, and clicked Send. I walked away with the satisfaction that gmail said :
Well, it did send a message, but only the quoted text from the original email. My text was gone! What is worse is there was no indication of a problem! It wasn’t until I received a reply from my recipient that there was “no message in your post.”
User error you say? I thought so too, so I re-typed the message, verified the text was there, a moved my mouse and clicked send. It did it again, and finally a third time. I ended up using my hotmail account to send the email, and the message was finally delivered.
I wrote it off as a quirk until today it happened to me again. I tried replying to a message, and the same thing happened. It can’t be spam blocker (the message was delivered, but no text other than the original message.) I then went to my Outlook that is setup as IMAP, and the message sent correctly. I found that there are others who have experienced this problem as well, but everyone is writing off as a spam blocker, but that makes no sense because the message was sent, delivered, received, and read. It just had none of my content.
So beware – and you heard it here first. All I can suggest is check your sent folder and verify the message content is there. It’s been an intermittent problem for me, so you never know when it will happen. I’ll report any progress or response from Google.