Today I've been getting Thunderbird to work with a DreamHost email address. It's now connected but I couldn't find drafts. I would write a draft and then it didn't show u… (funda kabanzi)
Today I've been getting Thunderbird to work with a DreamHost email address. It's now connected but I couldn't find drafts. I would write a draft and then it didn't show up. I read I should set View > Folders > All, and it was like that, but I couldn't see drafts anywhere.
So after some struggle I figured I had to set it up to store the drafts on a local folder. I tried to set that but it kept changing back to storing it on my DreamHost mail folder online. That doesn't work for me, I haven't signed into that for years, it just forwards to my gmail. It would be a pain in the butt to have to sign into that, it's why I set up Thunderbird. I thought, maybe getting files to and from DreamHost is just super slow.
So I tried setting the Local Folders to a folder I could reach, by making a thunderbird folder in my Documents folder, since by this time I thought maybe I'd need to open them manually or something, I was getting really confused. Everything was gone once I closed it and I didn't know where it was supposed to be, so I was just randomly guessing by this time. After a while that worked. Sort of.
Sadly, I couldn't tell you how I got here, but now Thunderbird's first tab is showing the drafts folder. I click 'Get Messages', and go down in the menu to specify to do so from the email address I set this up for, and nothing happens. I create an email and save it as a draft, and it shows up in the messages list. (Oh, was that what was supposed to happen all along? That makes sense!) Except if I close Thunderbird and open it again, the draft is gone. And that's all I get, a tab for my dysfunctional Drafts folder.
I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.3 and it's up to date.
Please send help. How can I get out of this royal mess?