#959 ✓cantreproduce
Matthew Beale

Email not sent

Reported by Matthew Beale | November 4th, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

After 48 hours I realized several emails had failed to send from my client. I found them in the drafts folder.

I normally send emails with the command-shift-d key combo, but now I cannot seem to send an email with that combo or buy clicking the send message button, nor can I flush and send these existing emails. When I tell them to send, they open to be edited. If I send from there, they simply appear a second time in drafts.

Maybe I'm missing a setting? This is unfortunate.

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  • benny

    benny November 4th, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

    I understand your frustration. I assume it worked before 48 hours ago. Yesterday I had a similar report from a user for which a system API suddenly claims the server is always unreachable. I cannot be sure your issue is related to this, but in case it is then you can try this test release. It simply always tries to send no matter what the system says about the reachability of the server. Note that this is a 64 bit test release and there may be other issues although I'm not currently aware of anything serious.

    If it doesn't work then I'd like to see your SMTP settings. Did anything change with respect your network connection 48 hours ago?

  • benny

    benny November 4th, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

    That's still a relatively small email. I don't think that plays a part in this. The crappy wifi networks are more likely to be the problem.

  • benny

    benny November 4th, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “cantreproduce”

    If it's never happened for you before then it may be unlikely to happen often enough to be able to debug it. The best you can do for now is probably to add a “sent message” sound in the Composer preferences pane.

    If it does happen “regularly” then I can provide some debug instructions.

    Now that I think about it, a quick improvement could be to make the drafts mailbox counter red whenever there are messages in the mailbox waiting to be sent due to connection issues. It would then also be red if the computer is offline, but that would probably not be a problem.

  • benny

    benny January 13th, 2015 @ 08:04 PM

    @Tom: Try pasting the following in a Terminal window:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmDebugSend -bool YES

    Then launch MailMate from the Terminal like this:


    That should log part of what MailMate does when looking for messages to send. Maybe that'll provide a hint.

    I assume you have no idea what changed 48 hours ago?

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