12 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 7:50 AM by chetanmac
chetanmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using IMAP yahoo account on apple mail. When I send a mail from apple mail it is saved here but not when I login into my yahoo account in the internet. Again all the sent mails are not saved in my apple mail...pls some 1 help!!


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Sent mail
    Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,635 points)

    Unlike mail that you receive either to your browser based Yahoo access account or thru Apple "Mail" app, outgoing mail ("sent" mail) can only be recorded in the location that it was sent from.  So, if you access your Yahoo account thru your browser and send an email from there, then your Apple "Mail" app has no way of knowing that that message was sent.  The email never went thru Apple "Mail", so there can be no record of it there.  Your system is functioning correctly, though admittedly, frustratingly.

  • 2. Re: Sent mail
    chetanmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I totally agree with u...but I dont see the same case with my iphone...y is that so...I mean all my sent mails either through yahoo login or from anywhere r saved in my iphone sent mail...?

  • 3. Re: Sent mail
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    Look in the Mailbox list in Mail. Do you have a folder down below the others for your Yahoo mailbox. If so, and it has a Sent Items folder, are the emails in there?

     

    If so, select it then tell Mail to use it for Sent Items in the Mailbox menu, use this Mailbox for...

  • 4. Re: Sent mail
    Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,155 points)

    An IMAP account in the mail.app can certainly sync the Sent folder, regardless of where the mail is sent from.  It works for my gmail and icloud accounts just fine, for example.

     

    Be sure in Mail >> Preferences >> Accounts >> select account >> Mailbox Behaviours, that you have a checkmark beside 'store sent messages on the server'.

  • 5. Re: Sent mail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Radiation Mac wrote:

     

    Unlike mail that you receive either to your browser based Yahoo access account or thru Apple "Mail" app, outgoing mail ("sent" mail) can only be recorded in the location that it was sent from.

    And of course that is untrue, in an Imap account that is working correctly the sent folder will sync to all devices (or should), the mail will (after a brief time) show in the sent box on all devices.

     

    POP systems behave as you describe, Imap does not.

  • 6. Re: Sent mail
    chetanmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes when I select on 'Use this mailbox for' there are 4 options- drafts, sent, trash, junk...but all are disabled...I cannot click on any1

  • 7. Re: Sent mail
    chetanmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Imp68

     

    Yes exactly an IMAP should sync everything...but the mails which Isent through my iPhone or yahoo login on server is not being saved in Apple mail...

     

    I tried ur settings its already done

  • 8. Re: Sent mail
    chetanmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Csound1

     

    Ofcourse...I am using an IMAP account on Apple mail but it dooes not download 'sent mail' from browser based Yahoo account

  • 9. Re: Sent mail
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    chetanmac wrote:

     

    Yes when I select on 'Use this mailbox for' there are 4 options- drafts, sent, trash, junk...but all are disabled...I cannot click on any1

    Then I don't think you are selecting the right mailboxes. While mine are Gmail, I would imagine you would have something similar for Yahoo:

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    With that Gmail "Drafts" folder selected, I can set it for use as the integrated "Drafts" folder for that Gmail account. If there is no folder down there for your Yahoo Sent, then it is another problem from what I described.

  • 10. Re: Sent mail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    iCloud handles iCloud mail, not Yahoo, or any other.

    chetanmac wrote:

     

    @Csound1

     

    Ofcourse...I am using an IMAP account on Apple mail but it dooes not download 'sent mail' from browser based Yahoo account

  • 11. Re: Sent mail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    chetanmac wrote:

     

    @Imp68

     

    Yes exactly an IMAP should sync everything...but the mails which Isent through my iPhone or yahoo login on server is not being saved in Apple mail...

     

    I tried ur settings its already done

    Post your settings here

  • 12. Re: Sent mail
    chetanmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Barney-15E thank u...I found it...