Mail leaves sent mail in the drafts folder

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  1. Philsy macrumors 6502a

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    Every time I send an email, as well a copy going correctly into the sent folder, another copy is deposited in the drafts folder. This happens from my iCloud and IMAP accounts.

    Any idea for a fix or it is just a beta bug?

    Thanks

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  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I've seen that occasionally in El Capitan, so it's probably just a bug that is still in there.
     
  3. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for replying.

    I never had the problem with El Capitan, just since running Sierra.

    Cheers

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  4. fisherking, Jul 23, 2016
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    happening here too (and also, never saw this in el capitan, or any previous version of the OS). def a bug (and reported)...


    EDIT: interesting; if i am open on the drafts folder while writing a new email, and then send that, a dupe does NOT show up in the drafts folder; that seems to be consistent.

    if another folder is open (ie inbox), i DO get a dupe in drafts, but, only sometimes. odd bug.....
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    ugh. this morning, 98% of my sent mail was missing from that folder...it was now in the drafts folder (of course, moved it back)...and filed a report...
     
  6. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    I've occasionally encountered this issue with some IMAP accounts since OS X 10.10, but with Sierra it happened with every single message.

    Enabling the option to store drafts to the server on all accounts seems to have fixed it.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    pop account here...
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 603

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    yikes, PB3, and still getting duplicate email in the drafts folder... :eek:
     
  9. lordvader666, Aug 3, 2016
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    "suddenly" my drafts mail keeps on filling even when i did sent the original one,

    Store drafts on server is no longer under MAIL > PREFS > accounts...
     
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  11. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i reported it (as i did in the previous beta). just annoying, to keep track of what was actually sent versus what might be just a draft...
     
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    i wonder if some of these server / imap / exchange issues are from iOS and problems connecting between betas or earlier versions?
     
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    I had that so regularly with El Cap, that it was one of the main reasons I switched to Outlook.
     
  14. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    My mail doesn't work at all under the latest Sierra beta. This includes the Apple and Airmail clients.
     
  15. fisherking macrumors 603

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    hmm. i never saw this until the sierra betas...
     
  16. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been having this from time to time since Lion...
     
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    I have had this happen, but it only seems to happen when I am using a slow public access spot. It never happens at home, or when connected to my Sprint Hotspot.
     
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    I'm almost certain that there's another topic on this subject, with something from me, if I find it again I'll add a link …
     
  20. fisherking macrumors 603

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    still happening here in PB4. am mostly working at home, a POP account. 85-90% of my sent mail ALSO shows up in drafts..
     
  21. fisherking macrumors 603

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    this seems fixed in PB5 (at least, not having the problem, 2nd day in). anyone else?
     
  22. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Without wishing to rain on a parade: server-oriented issues such as these may be fiendishly difficult to 'fix' for broad ranges of users. Two users of the same e-mail service, both using Macs in one room, might find different results.

    The likelihood of making this type of problem reproducible may be increased by:
    • frequently saving a draft with multiple large attachments and clicking Send before the e-mail client has completed the most recent save
    – it may help to visualise things overlapping and finally competing.

    First: reproducible, if you can (without too much difficulty).

    Then: calm, careful attention to detail with whatever Apple may request for diagnosis purposes.
     
  23. fisherking macrumors 603

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    this is a problem i (personally) had with a POP account, and only on the sierra betas (never before, and... no longer, since PB5). very different from what you're describing... (fwiw)
     

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