leopard mail.app sends multiple copies?

kugino

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 10, 2003
1,082
49
i'm using mail.app in leopard with IMAP gmail. when writing a new message in leopard the activity monitor in the sidebar shows a send dialog while i'm composing...and it does this a few times during the course of writing the email. so i finally send the email off and it makes its usual sent sound.

well, when i look in the Sent folder, i see that i've sent 4 of the emails at different stages of composition...what's going on here? have any of you experienced/seen this? why is the activity monitor showing "Sending mail" during composition...and why does it send those uncompleted mails? :confused:
 

megatronbomb

macrumors 6502
Oct 26, 2007
258
50
Portland, OR
I'm having the same issue, but when I compose a message to another of my email addys, I only actually get one copy. I've also been asking friends if they've been getting multiple emails from me and they have not.

I think this may be some odd autosave feature... perhaps it's supposed to be saving it as a draft, but there's a kink in the system, etc.
 

kugino

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 10, 2003
1,082
49
I'm having the same issue, but when I compose a message to another of my email addys, I only actually get one copy. I've also been asking friends if they've been getting multiple emails from me and they have not.

I think this may be some odd autosave feature... perhaps it's supposed to be saving it as a draft, but there's a kink in the system, etc.
good point...i sent a message to another email account and only received one. but in my sent mailbox there were all those incomplete versions...probably a kink in mail that will be fixed in the next update (hopefully)
 

BartVB

macrumors newbie
Mar 28, 2005
9
0
When you use Mail.app with a 'normal' IMAP server it saves a copy of the mail that you're composing in the draft folder twice per minute. Because Gmail doesn't implement IMAP folders in the classic way some weird things happen, or so it seems :D
 

wfolta

macrumors newbie
Jan 7, 2003
5
0
Normal under IMAP

i'm using mail.app in leopard with IMAP gmail. when writing a new message in leopard the activity monitor in the sidebar shows a send dialog while i'm composing...and it does this a few times during the course of writing the email. :
As was mentioned, this is saving your draft as you type. If you open the activity window (Leopard still has one), and watch carefully, you'll even see q quick message about saving a draft message. Seems to be a normal thing under IMAP.
 

jasonpoon

macrumors newbie
Mar 5, 2007
5
0
Is there any setting in Mail or Gmail to turn this "feature" off?
It's annoying to delete all the incomplete versions after sending a mail...
 

duskdawn

macrumors newbie
Aug 2, 2007
20
0
I am still getting the exact problems with leopard.
It is annoying to see multiple autosaved unfinished copies of sent messages on gmail.com, it shows only one in the mail.app and the receiver only gets one though.
 

Similar threads

  • Gregg2
0
Replies
0
Views
62
  • indychris
4
Replies
4
Views
264
Replies
0
Views
201
Replies
3
Views
353
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.