Can't duplicate drafts in Mail app

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by darnocs, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. darnocs macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2009
    I use Mail to send emails to a large group of people. This list requires that I send out individual emails, and since these emails are mostly the same (although a little different), I used to make one draft email, select the email, click Copy, and then click Paste a bunch of times and make a bunch of duplicate drafts.

    When I try this functionality in Mail (OS X 10.9), Mail just freezes and then crashes. Any ideas?
  2. Idgit macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    Congratulations, you've found a bug in Mavericks Mail. Open up a free Apple Developer account using your Apple ID and file a bug report.

    I can confirm that the same thing happens on my system.

  3. Philip Chapman macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2013
    Nottingham, UK
    This might help...

    This has been really bothering me. I came up with this solution and have tested it. I hope it works for you too.

    1. Create your first e-mail
    2. Save it to your Drafts folder, in the usual way (in whichever account you're going to send from)
    3. Left-drag this e-mail FROM your drafts folder on to your DESKTOP
    4. Double click the icon it makes
    5. When it opens, from the menu bar click Message > Copy to > click on the Drafts folder you want your e-mail to be saved in
    6. The e-mail that you double clicked from the desktop should still be open
    7. Now use this key-combination alt-⌘-T and you'll copy another version of the same draft e-mail to your drafts folder
    8. Repeat the key-combination for as many versions of the e-mail you need - you can work at some speed, it keeps up - no crashes. They will all go to your Drafts folder in the same way the Copy/Paste feature used to work
    9. Once you have as many copies in there as you need, double click each one from your drafts folder, add the recipient address and any customisation and SEND!

    This problem appears in quite a few threads on the Apple forums, so I will cross post.

    I've not seen this solution anywhere else, or anything similar.

    I'm happy for you to share this, once you've tested it, and you can follow on

  4. muskokarealtor macrumors newbie


    Feb 13, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Feb 13, 2017 ---
    Thank you Philip this is a helpful post. I am wondering if you have a Mac friendly key command rather than the "alt-⌘-T" that you suggest? Thanks very much.

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