sierra mail in coordination with google gmail...

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by kgflybynyte, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. kgflybynyte macrumors member

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    ok, i was typing out an email using sierra mail from my dock. i was being interrupted a few times so it took me a little while to get it complete and sent. now, i also have google gmail account and went over there to check on something after i was finished. i noticed google gmail showed i had 38 drafts (from the email i was typing in sierra mail). the drafts shown were all from the same email i was typing in sierra mail. i hope that is making sense. anyway, i just deleted all, but, wondering if anyone might know what is going on with the google gmail?

    i actually had the same problem with apple mail when i purchased my MacBook pro back in early 2014. i had to call apple and they fiddled and fiddled with me----thought we had it fixed once, but, it kept rearing its "ugly head" (showing huge number of repeated drafts when i would type emails). not seeing any problem with sierra mail now, but, google gmail is doing it.
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Same thing happens with mine. I'm not sure why it's doing it, maybe something to do with Mail saving a draft to prevent loss of the message in the case of a system or power failure.
     
  3. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Check out Spark in App Store. It's free and supports Gmail.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Are you Drafts settings for the account like this?:

    Screen Shot 2016-12-04 at 5.33.01 PM.png

    And do you have the proper Gmail Drafts folder selected for Mail>Mailbox>Use This Mailbox As>Drafts Mailbox?
     
  5. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Try turning off 'Store draft messages on the server'.
     

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