Gmail+Apple Mail+IMAP = sending multiple copies of email

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cobravap, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. cobravap macrumors regular

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    So, I'm using apple mail to check and send mail with my gmail account. It is configured using IMAP. Now when I send messages to people it keeps automatically sending those incomplete messages while I am still in the middle of typing the damn email. People recieve multiple copies of the email with roughly 1/3 of the message.

    So it goes like this:
    Email 1: Hello this is
    Email 2: Hello this is a test message.
    Email 3: Hello this is a test message. Something is wrong.
    ...etc

    Help please.
    Anyone thing this is a Leopard Bug? GMAIL bug? Apple Mail bug?
     
  2. enklined macrumors 6502

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    I'm having this EXACT problem.

    I pulled my mew message window to the side so I can see the "Mail Activity" of Mail - every minute or so it sends the email im in the middle of writing!

    VERY FRUSTRATING!

    Anyone know of a fix?
     
  3. c84216 macrumors member

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    My experience is that these e-mails are not sending, but rather, saving/synching to the server. Only when I press send do my recipients get what I have typed. Not before. I saw the activity and panicked at first, but I sent myself a test message to try out this "bug"--and I only got the message I typed when I pressed "send"
     
  4. naftalim macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I had the same issue, but my recipient only got the one message. Weird.


     
  5. micvog macrumors 6502

    micvog

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    The issue is that Mail.app is saving drafts to the server - the e-mails aren't actually being sent. See http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862 (linked on DF today) for tips on setting up Gmail IMAP in Mail.app. I found these tips elsewhere over a week ago and everything is working great.
     
  6. palmerized macrumors regular

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    i've had tons of Mail/IMAP (Gmail) issues -- sometimes not even getting messages. Try Thunderbird and see if this works any better.
     
  7. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    This seems pretty "normal". I think it may be due to saving drafts on the server.
     
  8. jnolas2 macrumors member

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    I had this problem too. All I did was go to the Gmail account settings in Mail, click on Mailbox Behaviors, and then unchecked Store draft messages on the server.
     
  9. manvato macrumors newbie

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    MAC Mail App Sent the same email multiple times

    Please help me Mac gurus!
    I used mail application on my Mac to send an email; it sent the same email 9 times to the same recipients! I force quit Mail application. ad don't know how to stop this problem!

    When I was sending the email, the application told me there is too many recipient to send to, but I couldn't react to the message, as the button for try it later was way too down my screen and I couldn't reach it. What should I do?
     

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