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    Mac mail not saving drafts
    OK. So I started typing out an email and I wanted to save it as a draft to continue it later. So I clicked "save as draft" and it puts the little "1" icon next to my drafts folder but when I click it it doesn't show it...

    I'll try to save another draft, it'll say "2" but still no drafts appearing in the folder. I try closing the program and opening again and even restarting but it still shows the number of drafts next to the drafts box but nothing in it...

    what gives?

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    anyone?

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    seriously?? Am I not liked on this forum or something? haha...

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    anyone???

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    Hi Airwalk331,

    It's not that I like or dislike you, but I feel for your problem, though mine is the exact converse!

    I get lots of saved drafts, even after the email is sent and replied to, they are still in the Drafts folder. I delete them from there and next time I look they have popped back! Eventually they get the hint and go never to return. Why is this and how can I get anywhere to help this stop?

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    In both of your cases these draft issues are a combination of your settings locally on your device for Mail and your settings for your email server.
    So if a draft is saved to your provider you have to wait till your provider syncs it back to you.
    If it is saved locally as well you may get a duplicate sent back to you from your email server.


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    I think the OP probably forgot about this thread from eight years ago.

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    Darn, I missed that.

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