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10.4: Regain missing Sent and Drafts folders in Mail Apps
Tiger only hintAfter working for some days with Tiger's Mail.app, I realized that I could not save drafts and that there was no "Sent" folder (and that all my sent messages had disappeared). When I clicked on the little reply arrow next to any message, an error message would pop up saying Mail was unable to find your response to the message "?. You may have deleted the message, which of course, I had not.

This appears to be a known bug (see this discussion). After some testing, it was clear that this was specific to the IMAP account I use, and that my POP accounts were fine. The solution I finally found was this...

On the IMAP server, I created folders called "Sent" and "Drafts" from within the Inbox, and copied one mail each into the folders. I neither know if it is important to have the folders nested into the Inbox, nor if you have to put a mail inside; it's just the way I did it. I then restarted Mail to have these folders show up as subfolders within the Inbox. From there, I selected "Sent" and chose Mailbox -> Use this Mailbox for -> Sent, and did the same thing for "Drafts." Strangely enough, the two folders disappeared and the "Sent" and "Drafts" folders popped up in their usual locations. Things have been fine so far.
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10.4: Regain missing Sent and Drafts folders in Mail
Authored by: simonpie on Jul 05, '05 10:42:49AM
Normally, to have access to a Sent folder nested in Inbox, you need to go in the .plist for mail and change the Sent folder path to /INBOX/Sent (This may change a bit depending on the IMAP server). Check that file to see your configuration. Sadly, Mail does not let us change that from the preference pane. Personnaly, I had to change a lot of things to be able to use my IMAP server (like Trash and Junk path).

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10.4: Regain missing Sent and Drafts folders in Mail
Authored by: tetsuotheironman on Jul 05, '05 02:34:35PM

there is an easier way.. (and it must be nested cause Mail.app's support for CyrusIMAP kinda sucks)

under one of the menus there is a 'Use this folder for' and you can select which mailbox you want to use for trash, sent, drafts, etc etc..

They do not even have to be named the same. When you select the folder you want to use Mail.app will label it with it's 'Sent' 'Junk' 'Trash' and other icons, although it does not actually change the location of the folder on the server itself.



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10.4: Regain missing Sent and Drafts folders in Mail
Authored by: avengerpenguin on Jul 05, '05 11:13:35AM

I was playing around with Mail.App today, trying to get my Sent and Drafts folders to appear properly, but I ended up having to change the path of the IMAP server to get it working. This had the downside of me not being able to see my subscribed folders, and not being able to share a sent-mail folder with the web-mail system. After moving the IMAP path back, this method works a treat! It even shares my sent-mail folder!



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10.4: Regain missing Sent and Drafts folders in Mail
Authored by: legacyb4 on Jul 06, '05 09:33:58AM

What's frustrating for me is that 50/50, the contents of my Inbox show up depending on the amount of mail in there. I'm syncing IMAP with a 10.2 server and compatibility with Tiger is absolutely terrible.

Will try futzing around with the hint given here.



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