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2138 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2008 5:10 PM by Dr.Memory
For the first time on a osx upgrade i get the feeling that Apple have no idea what they have released, how the *ell can a 6 month delay not include more testing of the basic apps in the system????
Mail acts like an early beta and i just had to install Thunderbird to get things on track again, this is a scandal, mail is slow, IMAP does not show remote folders, attachments gets lost on the way, how can any tester on the way fail to see this, i have installed Leopard on 6 Macs and its the same on all.
I never thought id ever say this, but Apple, it looks like you have delivered an early beta, please check the numbers.
MikaelG5, Xserve, PB G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2007 11:01 PM (in response to rsmithgi)Me too. Worked perfectly with 10.4.x. Now the storing in "Sent Messages" is totally unpredictable. Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it does not, with no apparent systematic pattern.
Let Apple know about it:
http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.htmlMac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2007 2:02 AM (in response to lindstromfoto)hiya, i am not sure if you all have solved this or not but...
i was searching for an answer to this very question (and many other frustrating questions) and this was the only post i could find regarding the sent box, nothing i sent was ending up in the sent box. after hours of searching the net it suddenly dawned on me that i had set up rules/filters on the gmail website in regards to my sent mail. i actually deleted all the filters i had set up and suddenly the imap client is now behaving how i expect it to.
not sure if this will help, but it worked for me. good luckMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2007 10:02 PM (in response to lindstromfoto)I must say I feel the same way about the IMAP problems with mail. I really would like to use it but it just seems to buggy for now. Apple needs to save some face and give us a solution to these issues... quick.Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 5:10 AM (in response to ievolve)It's working on my end. On my domain's webmail I have two sent folders. It appears one is from webmail, the other is from Mail. Since I rarely use the webmail I can live with this.
What's confusing is how often it looses the inbox contents and I have to restart mail to get it back.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
The problem is that your webmail and Mail.app are choosing different folders for storing sent mail. Mail.app is strange in that whatever folder you choose to store sent mail in will show up in the "Sent" folder on your computer, regardless of its name on the server. By default, the server folder will have been created with the name "Sent Messages" and that folder will not show as a separate folder under your imap folders unless you choose a different folder for your sent mail (in which case it will consider the server's "Sent Messages" as just another folder. Your webmail may have a different folder, such as "sentmail" in one of the posts above, which should show up on your computer as a regular folder. But you can go into the options on your webmail and tell it to use the "Sent Messages" folder as your sent mail storage folder, and that way both Mail.app and webmail will store sent mail in the same folder and all will sync well.
If you can't change the option in your webmail, then you should tell Mail.app to store sent mail in the same folder that your webmail is using. For example, if your webmail is storing sent mail in "SentMail", right click on that SentMail folder in Mail.app and choose to use it as your sent mail folder. Once you do that, the old "Sent Messages" folder will now appear with the rest of your imap folders, you can select and move everything in there to the Sent folder (which is now really "SentMail" but appears as just "Sent" in Mail.app) and then delete the "Sent Messages" folder.
If you can change the option in your webmail, tell it store sent mail in "Sent Messages" then go back to Mail.app and move everything in the "SentMail" folder to "Sent" (which at this point will really be referring to "Sent Messages" on the server but shows only as "Sent" on Mail.app), and then delete the "SentMail" folder.
I hope this gives you some help.iPhone; MBP-15; iMacG5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Sorry, I know I saw it in a right click at some point!
Click on the folder you want to use, then go to the Mailbox menu and choose "Use this mailbox for". A submenu will open allowing you to choose from Drafts, Sent, Trash, and Junk.
Give it a shot.iPhone; MBP-15; iMacG5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
I'm using os 10.4 and I saw from later messages that even leapard is having similar sent mail problems. Here is what I tried: First my sent mail from my mac client (local) was not saving sent messages at all (even though I had it configured to do so). I looked in home/library/mail/mailboxes and saw I had no "Sent.mbox", so I created a new folder with that name. It showed up as a local folder in my client mail application with nothing in it. I quit mail. Restarted it and tried sending. Now my sent mail was storing the sent messages (but not on my local computer). It was now storing them on the IMAP server in the same place where webmail stores the sent messages. Both methods sync'd up. So it appears to now be working correctly.
As an asside that local sent folder is good for dragging files from the server and storing them before you exceed your allowable mail storage size.
Why did it work??? I have no idea. I'm brand new to all of this, I just tried something based on another users approach to solving a disappearing sent mail problem.a1224, Mac OS X (10.4.10), upgrading shortly to leapard
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2007 1:46 AM (in response to igrok-mac)I, too, have this problem, and at least in my case it has nothing to do with different names of Sent mailboxes in the server. Interestingly, the problem is intermittent. Although the option to save outgoing messages on the IMAP server is correctly checked, Mail 3.1 does not always save messages in the Sent Messages mailbox on the IMAP server (sometimes it does this and sometimes not).
This is with our University’s (mail.rz.uni-duesseldorf.de) server (Sun Internet Mail Server sims.4.0.2001.07.26.11.50.p9).
This is a critical feature in that I absolutely must keep copies of outgoing mail in case I need to demonstrate that someone was on my sender list. It worked perfectly with Mail 2 in Mac OS X 10.4.
As a temporary fix I have checked (in Mail's Preferences) the option to send blind cc:s back to me, and I have set up a rule to move all incoming messages with my address as the sender address to the "Sent Messages" mailbox on the IMAP server. In this way I sometimes end up with 2 copies of the same outgoing message (one because of my rule, and one because Mail 3.1 happens to work as advertised), which unnecessarily fills my mailbox but is better than loosing vital information about outgoing mail.Mac OS X (10.5.1)