Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 6:31 AM (in response to crystalship)
The correct way to use an Apple
Coat it with honey
Core out the centre and fill wil raisins
Put in microwave for 4 minutes
Eat with ice cream
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to crystalship)
Do nothing with Terminal !
There are some issues in the handling of gmail by Mail: a lot of articles in journals and papers and in the forum here and elsewhere.
I have no issue whatsoever with my gmail accounts, I have the same settings as in MountainLion/ Lion/ SnowLeopard.
So I can not help you.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to crystalship)
I found the answer on another thread. So far it works, but it remains to be seen
1) Quit Mail.app.
2) Log into Gmail in your favorite web browser.
3) Click on the gear menu and select "Settings".
4) Click on the "Labels" tab.
5) Under "System Labels", next to "Drafts", click on "show if unread" and uncheck the "Show in IMAP' box.
Now disable "Store draft messages on the server":
6) Launch Mail.app.
7) Select Mail > Preferences...
8) Click on the "Accounts" button in the toolbar.
9) Click once on the account name and then click the "Mailbox Behaviors" tab.
10) Uncheck the "Store draft messages on the server" box.
11) Close the window and opt to save your changes when prompted.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to crystalship)
This also has worked for me! I had the issue where my settings in Mail would revert to Save Draft On Server as checked every time I opened the app. Now for the last several times I have closed, restarted, re-opened it has worked. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to crystalship)
Thanks for a very clear and full description
Unfortunatly, It does not work for me, same problem, the box always reverts to being checked.
Welcome to the real world
Apple and Google are in a legitimate battle for supremacy, but that includes each making their web "Unique". Which means we loose.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to dssinclair)
Crystalchip explained perfectly. And it works.
You do something wrong:
The first series you do IN YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT, via your browser.
The second series you do in your Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to LexSchellings)
This works as long as Gmail checkbox is ticked off from "Show in IMAP". As soon as this is switched on again, Apple restore the setting.
This is senseless as if I need to keep showing the draft folder to move items I need to save and pass through different computer while composing.
Unfortunately the fault is both from Apple and Google. The latter doesn't seem they have implemented an IMAP protocol that follow the standards, whereas Apple does refuse to follow users instruction reverting setting to what they believe it should be the best.
The reality is experienced and non experienced users that suffer the pain of two companies that are fighting against each other. This is blatantly stupid.
Apple took a year to release Maverick and nobody from the mail team spent a second looking through the Gmail suggested settings.
To be clear, I don't have anything against saving draft on the server, but because of this protocol discrepancy, when Apple Mail start saving draft they are not overwritten in the folder, but a delete command is sent for the previous draft. As a result of this, by looking at the Gmail message with the official Google app, loads of draft will appear too. There is a trick I found to remove them, but this is annoying as much as seeing all my messages have pending drafts.
Hope somebody of these two company decide to fix this issue in a way or another.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2013 8:47 PM (in response to crystalship)
Finally solved my problem for gmail/imap on macbook pro. I don't use AOL to send but my AOL account is on my macbook/mac mail. Thank you so much for the solution. It was driving me crazy.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 9:31 PM (in response to crystalship)
Thanks for the great explaination!
It helped me alot
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to crystalship)
This solved my problem. Thanks for finding the solution!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to crystalship)
Great hack, good stuff.
This morning I spent an hour composing an email, so at ~2 autosaves per minute, I have about 130 drafts in the trash. It's ridiculous and should be a no-brainer to fix.
I can't help but feel that Apple doesn't truly care to support any email services that aren't iCloud. Seriously, who uses iCloud email?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to BrendonWBrown)
"Great hack, good stuff."
this is not a hack, just making sure that the settings are ok on both sides (server and user).
The setting has a negative though: when you have a brittle internet connection, after a short disconnect you have to redo the email(s) you were writing.
But since most people have a good sturdy internet connection, this is better.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to crystalship)
It worked for me. Thanks for posting a good clear solution.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2013 1:41 PM (in response to crystalship)
This worked for me. I was even allowed to go back and change back the label settings and the drafts are working as they should.
Apple needs to talk to google and end this email mess. It is only driving users crazy.