Mail saving draft for every message; feature or bug?

paulsdenton

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Oct 9, 2010
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Mail in Yosemite is saving a draft of every message I write, without any prompting from me. I can't find a place to turn this off. Is it a new feature or a bug?
 

Pyrone89

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Mail in Yosemite is saving a draft of every message I write, without any prompting from me. I can't find a place to turn this off. Is it a new feature or a bug?
Has always been there and frankly highly annoying. Especially as it does not delete the concept after you send, making you to manually delete the concepts over and over again (I say over and over because the concepts seem to ignore the delete command: after a few minutes they pop back up and it often takes multiple delete attempts to get rid of them).
 

fisherking

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i've seen this with a co-worker, using gmail. check the variables on the web; go to gmail, check settings. SOMETHING can be changed there (don't remember what it was).

try googling the issue as well...
 

coldwaves

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Mail in Yosemite is saving a draft of every message I write, without any prompting from me. I can't find a place to turn this off. Is it a new feature or a bug?
I have a university email set up as POP and I do not have this problem. Mail will save a draft if I write an email but do not send the email out. But if the email got sent out, Mail does not save a draft. Maybe your situation is different if you use different type of Mail setup. But setting the mailbox as POP does not have this problem in my experience.
 

Beavix

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Just disable the "save drafts on server" option for each email account you're using and it'll fix your problem.
 

paulsdenton

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Oct 9, 2010
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Just disable the "save drafts on server" option for each email account you're using and it'll fix your problem.
Sounds like the answer, but...

I can't find this option-where is it?

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Are you using iCloud, gmail, yahoo or exchange? That might help as each service works different.
I am using iCloud; can't find an option to disable this action.