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

    Oct 30, 2006
    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.

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

    Sep 13, 2007
    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!


    Anyone know of a fix?
  3. c84216 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2006
    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

    Sep 18, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Yes, I had the same issue, but my recipient only got the one message. Weird.

  5. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    The issue is that is saving drafts to the server - the e-mails aren't actually being sent. See (linked on DF today) for tips on setting up Gmail IMAP in I found these tips elsewhere over a week ago and everything is working great.
  6. palmerized macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    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


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    This seems pretty "normal". I think it may be due to saving drafts on the server.
  8. jnolas2 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    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

    Jan 3, 2014
    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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