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10.4: Improve IMAP folder support in Mail.app
Authored by: kaw_in_stl. on Dec 15, '06 07:57:09AM

Anyone know if this is similar to "phantom" drafts appearing in the system wide draft folder? I recently switched to IMAP and didn't observe the behavior before. Basically, if I compose and send a message from the IMAP account, the draft folder shows two copies, and then if I click send, it shows the draft folder having one in there (for up to a minute or so). If I click the "get mail" button, it dissapears...



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10.4: Improve IMAP folder support in Mail.app
Authored by: Skurfer on Dec 15, '06 08:28:04AM

I think this happens because there are messages in the Drafts folder that are "marked for deletion" but haven't actually been removed yet. Mail doesn't display messages that are marked for deletion in the index, so it looks like the "unread" count and the message index don't match, when they actually do.

I'm sure there are numerous ways to fix this on Apple's part. Personally, I think draft messages should be marked as "read" when they're created. In the meantime, you can make the unread count go away by selecting the Drafts folder and hitting ⌘K (which is the shortcut for Erase Deleted Messages).



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10.4: Improve IMAP folder support in Mail.app
Authored by: kaw_in_stl. on Dec 18, '06 08:25:08AM

Thanks. I figured it was just an unknown "feature" (bug)!

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