When I am composing an email my screen updates and puts the email in the Drafts folder … I send my email and it is removed from Drafts folder. I have no need for my mail to go into drafts would like to find out how to correct it.
On the 31st of August 2009, Microsoft implemented some changed and upgrades to their free email service – Hotmail, or more correctly, Windows Live Hotmail. One of these included the Auto save Drafts folder; this feature will automatically saves the email you are composing in the Drafts folder every three minutes.
Note: The same functionality can be found in Hotmail competitors – Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. However, subscribers cannot turn this feature off – they cannot even change the time interval.
My two cents, if a new feature is implemented, always give an option to disable it, else users will face problems and complaints will follow – and that’s exactly what has happened. One of the Hotmail auto save email to Drafts issue is related to emails not having the changes done after the last save.
Apparently, if you add to or modify an email message that has been automatically saved to the Drafts folder and then send it before it’s saved once again, Hotmail will pick up the copy from the Drafts folder. This means the recipient will not get the message with the latest changes you had made.
This is obviously quite annoying and I hope Microsoft will soon fix this issue or, better still, allow subscribers to switch it off. Come to think of it, if this auto save worked well, there wouldn’t have been any complaints. This problem has to be fixed!
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