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Mac Mail creating additional Drafts

262 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 8:37 PM by Alfeo Dixon RSS
lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jan 2, 2013 7:57 AM

When I generate a message in Mac Mail, or when I reply to a message I have received, I often discover (after the reply/message has gone) that another version of the message is sitting in my drafts folder. Normally it is only a draft until it is sent, then it disappears from the draft folder. But not always. Initially I thought the message had not gone, so I clicked on send again and it then disappeared from the drafts folder, but the recipeint then told me they had received the same message twice.


Anyone any idea why the application is generating a second draft?

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,860 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to lynjon1)

    It may be account-related. From Mail Help:


    Drafts mailbox#

    The Drafts mailbox contains messages you’ve saved but haven’t sent yet. The Drafts mailbox remains displayed until there are no drafts and you quit Mail.

    If you have an Exchange or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) account that is set to save drafts on the server, then as soon as Mail syncs with the server, any drafts you save are shown on your other computers that use that account. To see the drafts immediately, choose Mailbox > Synchronize for the account.

  • Alfeo Dixon Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 8:37 PM (in response to lynjon1)

    I am having the same problem with my IMAP with GoDaddy


    The only solution i've come across is to uncheck the "Store Draft Messages on the Server" solution which doesnt help my situation, which is having my draft available on multiple devices, whcih is the reason I went with the IMAP system.


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