Recommended Gmail settings for Streak

Although Streak was built with our sights set on Gmail, there are a few Gmail settings that are incompatible with aspects of Streak. After installing the Streak extension, you will want cross reference the below Gmail settings in your account to set yourself up for success! 

Conversation View On

Conversation View is a feature in Gmail that allows you to choose whether replies to emails are grouped in conversations, or if each email shows up in your inbox separately. Conversation view will need to be enabled (turned on) for optimal compatibility with Streak. Without Conversation View, adding email to Boxes, email filtering, magic columns, and Email Tracking could be negatively affected. 

Plain Text Mode Disabled 

Gmail allows you the ability to select whether you would like to send individual messages in plain text mode or as rich text. Plain text mode will clear the email of all formatting, where rich text will support different text size, fonts, colors, etc. You will want to send your emails as rich text with plain text mode disabled when using Streak for the best use of Email Tracking and Mail Merge. You can find this information in your compose window next to the trash can icon.

Preview Pane Disabled

The Gmail lab called Preview Pane can offer a preview of your emails from your inbox view. Using the Preview Pane lab can affect the ability to add your emails to Streak Boxes and utilize Streak's Email Thread Splitter. We would advise disabling the use of Preview Pane when using Streak. 

Email Sharing

Gmail offers a number of ways to sync emails from multiple email accounts into one account. Because Streak has built-in email sharing features into our own product, the below email sharing configurations are not supported:

  • Delegated Inbox - allowing others to view and send email on your behalf
  • Send As - sending email on behalf of another email account (not applicable to email aliases)
  • POP3 - viewing mail from another email account in your inbox 

To learn more about Streak's email sharing solution read this article

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