Email reply notifications - replies at the top
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Place the reply text at the top of the notifications, for quicker reading.
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the new reply that you are being notified about should be the first part of the email message, with minimal introductory text. ("boymaenad said:" should be sufficient.) below this reply, include the item being responded to. this is the standard with Internet email replies. I can't believe I didn't find anything about this in memories already. inspiration: I get the top line or two of each email message I receive on my celphone. the more descriptive this is, the less I need to connect to the network and read my mail, using the tiny buttons to scroll down through my entire journal entry to reach the comment. often the connection is so flaky, I'll get halfway through my own entry and it will die, and I have to reconnect and start over. if the reply came first, I would get the gist of it without having to connect and retrieve mail at all, and I could connect and read the whole comment without having to scroll through my (sometimes pages and pages long) entry.
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