disappearing Draft icon - mac mail

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  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    when my draft folder is empty the icon disappears from the sidebar.

    so if I take a sent mail and right click to move to 'draft folder' - it has moved there
    but cannot be accessed since the icon is missing.

    I always need to create a new draft in the compose window - before the icon will reappear on the sidebar.

    Is there a solution?

    thanks
     
  2. jonathanInMI macrumors newbie

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    same problem - disappearing DRAFTS folder in MAIL

    I have exactly the same problem. There must be some way to get the DRAFTS icon back - short of reinstalling mail...

    -jon
     
  3. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    No draft
    No draft Icon

    That's just the way it is

    If you've just sent off your latest draft
    visit the 'sent' folder
    select the email
    right click and select ' redirect '
    then ' save as draft '

    folder reappears with the draft inside
     
  4. jonathanInMI macrumors newbie

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    not exactly....

    Thanks for your response and esp for the fix.

    But I was not clear enough in describing the situation. My "draft" box is in an imap account.

    On MAC_1 (a MacBookPro) I deleted all the drafts, and the draft icon disappeared. Then I created several new "drafts" and on MAC_1 the draft icon did not come back.

    BUT... on MAC_2 (an iMAC) when I started it up, the draft icon was still there and I saw the drafts I had created on MAC_1.

    So the situation is not really that "No draft => No draft icon"

    Rather its "Delete the last draft on a given computer => not getting the draft folder back even when you create a new draft"


    Your fix to redirect a sent message, then save as draft seems to always work for me.

    Again - thanks very much!

    Best,
    ---jon---
     
  5. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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