Question about Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VelvetElegance, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. VelvetElegance macrumors regular

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    Ok so this is the second time this has happened to me since I have been using Mail. A really funky thing happens. I'll start an e mail and then want to come back to it last so I'll save it as a draft. I can see the e mail in the draft folder. Then I come back to it later because I want to add some more stuff to it and I open it and start to scroll to where the spot would see and then suddenly it's gone! *poof* It's like it went up in smoke. I checked all my other folders and even checked the trash. I simply cannot find it anywhere on my system. Has anybody ever had this happen to them?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    if I didn't know Apple is above such things I'd think you've found a bug in OS X ;)

    can't speak for solutions, but have you reported it?
     
  3. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if this will work for a saved e-mail but did you try doing a system-wide search on your computer? I don't know what OS you're running but would Spotlight work for such things? I've never had to search for an e-mail but searches have come in handy for things I can't find.
     
  4. VelvetElegance thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am using OSX 10.4.5 and yes, I tried Spotlight. It's like the email vanished into thin air. Literally right before my eyes. I KNOW I had it saved, because I had been working on it for over two weeks. I tried my trash folders as well..a big fat NOTHING!!
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it an IMAP account and do you use other computers for email? Is it possible that another computer has deleted the draft from the server (assuming it is an IMAP account)? :)
     
  6. dragonball05 macrumors member

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    a similar thing happens if you use pine on a computer, set up to read stuff
    from an imap server. if you postpone a message and then try later to
    continue writing, then if you make a mistake authenticating while you're
    sending the message, it disappears into thin air! so could it be an
    authentication problem, combined with poor "dead.letter saving" on both
    mail clients? i wonder..... but, as you can tell, i'm not an expert on these
    issues, and this is just an idea.

    DB
     
  7. VelvetElegance thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it sounds crazy, but this happened almost simultaneously while I was editing it. I only use one machine for reading mail. It wasn't addressed to anyone and as far as I know, it was just a draft. Seems like I should be able to find it using Spotlight but no such luck..
     
  8. winterdude010 macrumors regular

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    Hmmm..

    If you have AppleCare, there is live chat with support online. They have solved all of my problems, maybe they could help you??
     

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