[MlMt] New sent emails ending up in Drafts

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Fri Mar 30 17:20:26 UTC 2012

On 30 Mar 2012, at 17:11, David Vereschagin wrote:

> On 30 Mar 2012, at 11:07, Neil Lee wrote:
>> One other odd issue I've run into since switching back to MailMate: 
>> when I send a new email, a copy appears in my drafts mailbox. The 
>> email is sent successfully, however. This happens with both my work 
>> IMAP account as well as Gmail.
> I've found that this behaviour seems to depend on how long it takes 
> you to compose your message. Sometimes I'll start a message, then have 
> to go and do something like change the attachment or answer the phone 
> or some such that leaves the new email window open for longer than 
> usual. When I come back and finish the message and send it I have a 
> copy in Drafts, plus the sent copy. I'm not sure how long it is that a 
> new message window has to be open before the unfinished email is saved 
> as a draft.

This indicates that it could be related to saving a message one or more 
times before sending it. I do not see this problem myself with any of 
the accounts I regularly use, but it is not highly unlikely that 
something like this could happen with Gmail accounts. Gmail is difficult 
to handle, because it is far from standard IMAP and therefore its exact 
behavior is undocumented (and may suddenly change as well).

But if your (David's) account or Neil's work account are not Gmail 
accounts then the problem is more general. Another trigger could be 
servers not supporting UIDPLUS. If you send me the server hostnames then 
I can try connecting to them to see the server types and their 

One other thing to look for is whether the version of the message 
located in Drafts is an earlier version or the most recent version of 
the sent message.

Thanks in advance.


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