Announcement: Upgrade to macOS Mojave

With features like Dark Mode, Stacks, and four new built-in apps, macOS Mojave helps you get more out of every click. 
Find out how to upgrade to macOS Mojave > https://support.apple.com/macos/mojave

Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Question:

Question: Why is Mail filling up a "Recovered Messages" mailbox with what appears to be partial copies of emails I wrote? Some automatic save on drafts or what?

I discovered that for a few recent days, I received in a Recovered Messages mailbox tied to my primary email account lots of messages that appear to be ones that I was working on and that may have been partial saves of the messages that I was writing, each with a bit more or what I had written to send. Within High Sierra's Mail, is there now an autosave feature that is doing that? I had many of this yesterday, and fewer of them on a couple of days recently. I don't know what's happening, do you?

iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1), Mid-2011

Posted on

Reply

Page content loaded

Nov 15, 2017 6:23 AM in response to Larry Sochrin1 In response to Larry Sochrin1

I've seen that many people have replied to a similar problem, though not named "Recovered Messages." But they seem to have had the autosaving of drafts in process, mostly within gmail accounts. My problem is not in a gmail account, and the suggestions some came up with which was unchecking an autosave type box within Mailbox Behaviors for the account in Preferences, or possibly on its server tab, I have nothing like that. Interestingly, some of those who first had this problem discovered it way back 3 or 4 operating system versions ago, and still have had it in Sierra (and me in High Sierra). I hope one of you might have a solution for this? Thanks.

Nov 15, 2017 6:23 AM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: Larry Sochrin1

Question: Why is Mail filling up a "Recovered Messages" mailbox with what appears to be partial copies of emails I wrote? Some automatic save on drafts or what?