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lochinver lady Calculating status...
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Jan 21, 2012 6:14 AM

Wish I'd never upgraded to Lion!

Thanks for those who have helped so far - got my coloured text icon now.  'Help' from 'Mail 'no use at all.

This morning's problem - how do I save a message as 'draft'?  Mail help says message is automatically saved and stored in Drafts folder if mail is quit before a message is sent, but how to save a message as 'draft' if I want to continue with a new message and finish the other later?    'Help' says click on drafts icn, but there isn't one that I can find..............    Again, checked on 'customize toolbar', but it's not there, either in the long list available on the main mail page, (where you don't need them!) or on the shorter list of available icons on the 'Reply' page - where you would want a full choice!

I hate feeling like an idiot for something which is probably quite simple.   Apple Lion could - and should - be much better.  It's not user-friendly at all.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), new upgrade from Snow Leopard
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jan 21, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to lochinver lady)

    lochinver lady wrote:

     

    Wish I'd never upgraded to Lion!

    Thanks for those who have helped so far - got my coloured text icon now.  'Help' from 'Mail 'no use at all.

    This morning's problem - how do I save a message as 'draft'?  Mail help says message is automatically saved and stored in Drafts folder if mail is quit before a message is sent, but how to save a message as 'draft' if I want to continue with a new message and finish the other later?    '

    You can't, so make another folder, call it what you like and save the uncompleted mail there.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    Jan 21, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to lochinver lady)

    Yes, you can.

     

    With the unsent, incomplete message still open and active, choose Save in the File menu or press Command-S. The message will be saved into the Drafts folder automatically; if there was no Drafts folder already present in the Mailboxes section of the sidebar, one will appear there and it will contain your message.

     

    You can then close the message's window, and either go on to a new message or even quit Mail. When you want to get back to that message, open Mail, click the Drafts folder, then double-click the message in the list - it will then be opened in a separate window in which you can edit or add to it.

     

    You can do that as many times as you need to until you are satisfied with the message and send it.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jan 21, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to Don Archibald)

    Don Archibald wrote:

     

    Yes, you can.

     

    With the unsent, incomplete message still open and active, choose Save in the File menu or press Command-S. The message will be saved into the Drafts folder automatically; if there was no Drafts folder already present in the Mailboxes section of the sidebar, one will appear there and it will contain your message.

     

    You can then close the message's window, and either go on to a new message or even quit Mail. When you want to get back to that message, open Mail, click the Drafts folder, then double-click the message in the list - it will then be opened in a separate window in which you can edit or add to it.

     

    You can do that as many times as you need to until you are satisfied with the message and send it.

    How could I have missed that , thanks.

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