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Can't save messages-in-progress to "Drafts" folder.

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Whenever I was composing an email, Thunderbird would periodically save it as a draft. Now, however, (since the last update, I believe), the "Copying message to Drafts folder..." at the bottom of the 'compose' window just keeps running for the whole time the window is open. If I pull down "Save Message" I get an error message that says: "Your draft message was not copied to your drafts folder (Drafts) due to network or file access errors. You can retry or save the draft locally to Local Folders/Drafts-kharrisma@gmail.com." The only way at present that I can save an incomplete message is to save it as an html file in the 'Documents" folder of my hard drive.

Is there a way to clear this problem up, some setting that was altered with the update that I'm just not able to find? I've been through ALL of the option screens, and haven't found a thing that seems relevant to this issue.

I realize I could probably (if I could find it...) configure T-Bird to just automatically save all drafts to my hard drive, but I've had drive crashes and data loss before, and I'd just as soon have it stored remotely (or both locally AND remotely (if that's even possible) so things don't get lost. Again.

Any direction would be greatly appreciated!

Whenever I was composing an email, Thunderbird would periodically save it as a draft. Now, however, (since the last update, I believe), the "Copying message to Drafts folder..." at the bottom of the 'compose' window just keeps running for the whole time the window is open. If I pull down "Save Message" I get an error message that says: "Your draft message was not copied to your drafts folder (Drafts) due to network or file access errors. You can retry or save the draft locally to Local Folders/Drafts-kharrisma@gmail.com." The only way at present that I can save an incomplete message is to save it as an html file in the 'Documents" folder of my hard drive. Is there a way to clear this problem up, some setting that was altered with the update that I'm just not able to find? I've been through ALL of the option screens, and haven't found a thing that seems relevant to this issue. I realize I could probably (if I could find it...) configure T-Bird to just automatically save all drafts to my hard drive, but I've had drive crashes and data loss before, and I'd just as soon have it stored remotely (or both locally AND remotely (if that's even possible) so things don't get lost. Again. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!

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Really? Not one person has any idea why this might suddenly be happening, or what might be done to fix it?

Really? Not one person has any idea why this might suddenly be happening, or what might be done to fix it?
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