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Initial post: Nov 23, 2011 1:24:51 PM PST

I'd like to report a bug. It seems that saving an email draft (using the pre-installed email client and a gmail account) also sends a copy to the recipient.

Let me be clear. A draft is saved but that draft is also emailed to the recipient you have in your To: field.

Very dangerous if you ask me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 1:28:49 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 1:31:12 PM PST
I just used mine...Yahoo, through the ap loaded on the Fire. I tapped "save to drafts" and that is what it did. The email wasn't sent.

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 1:15:09 PM PST
Phyyllis says:
I just drafted a reply email, thinking I might change it later today before I send it. I hit "save draft" and my kindle fire saved it. My problem is that I can't seem to know where to find it. Any instructions for a neophyte?

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 4:44:47 PM PST
eyeball kid says:
i just experienced this w/ gmail WITHOUT even doing anything to save a draft. I was writing my 1st email on the Fire, then sent it, and on my PC i see it sent out 3 emails-in-progress to all recipients. WTH?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2011 4:49:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2011 4:49:25 PM PST
Nobody says:
Maybe it's gmail's new format going crazy instead of a bug with the Fire? I was using gmail on my computer a day ago, and it wiped out an email I was still writing (nothing in drafts, so maybe it sent it) and threw me out of the mail system.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 9:01:09 PM PST
justbabs says:
Just noticed the same thing. I'm a pretty compulsive draft saver, unfortunately. Didn't mean to email bomb my friend on Christmas Day. :/

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 2:27:32 AM PST
Sandra Meyer says:
I ave the same thing goingon.. I wrote 3 e-mails to the same recipient and wanted to save the draft. It saved the draft somewhere,but it must be in the cloud. Ihpoe thee-mails were sent.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2011 3:15:51 PM PST
eyeball kid says:
always fun to blame someone else, but this is something to do w/ how Fire is communicating via IMAP. My iPhone isn't doing this, using the same IMAP connection w/ the same gmail account.

ANYONE know how to fix this? I basically can't write emails on my Fire.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 7:17:26 PM PST
Darren Ito says:
Same problem with Gmail!!!


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 8:25:45 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
I tried this with my Gmail on the Fire. It went to my drafts folder and did not get sent just like I wanted.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 8:30:28 PM PST
OhEmGee! says:
As a temp solution until it's fixed, I'd suggest leaving the TO field blank until your email is finalized. Maybe that'll help.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 5:52:03 PM PST
G. Diaz says:
Just sent 30 emails to a recent contact made at a networking event... Never emailing from the kindle again. Any word on a fix?

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 3:10:06 AM PST
I had the same problem - emails in draft form were sent every time gmail automatically saved the message. VERY annoying bug when I'm in the middle of a contract negotiation and am sending ALL my revised drafts out.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 5:52:53 PM PST
Meg says:
I just sent two unfinished emails (one, thankfully, looked finished) to my graduate program because of this bug about my interview into the program. PLEASE FIX IT. It is EXTREMELY unprofessional. This is not how you run a business. I am beyond upset, and hope this electronic error doesn't impact my chances in the interview process. Amazon, this is unacceptable.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 5:55:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2012 5:56:11 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Try writing your message first in either a word processor or a note program and then copy and paste to the email when you are ready to send it.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 8:34:34 AM PST
Elisa Shyu says:
All these "suggested solutions" are simply bandaids to an unacceptable bug. This is embarrassing and needs to be solved right way. Amazon, you have never let me down but this glitch is enough to cost my customer loyalty. If you want your product to be competitive with the ipad or even the blackberry in the work place, this just won't do. I am advising each and all of my colleagues to not use the fire for email until further notice.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 8:40:03 AM PST
Mieko* says:
I have my Yahoo email on my Kindle Fire and have never had an accident with it.
I had 2 G-Mail accounts and for several reasons, closed them. Google, the electronic spy company isn't getting MY personal mail!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 8:40:48 AM PST
King Al says:
While I agree that the bug needs to be fixed, Amazon obviously never intended the Fire to be a competitor in the workplace.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 4:36:04 AM PDT
Bill says:
Happened to me twice with Gmail. The second time I did not save any drafts but the email client seems to automatically save drafts which caused partial emails to be sent. I won't use the Fire email client again for sending/replying. Can always use the mobile web version of Gmail instead. Is there a better email client for Kindle that works like it is supposed to?

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 11:34:31 PM PDT
G. Diaz says:
Anyone? Does the second generation suffer the same problem?

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 8:30:42 AM PST
Vanessa says:
I had a similar problem. I drafted an email, saved it. The next morning, I connected wifi and suddenly my draft is gone. No where to be found. It wasn't sent, it wasn't trashed, it wasn't anywhere. Logged onto Gmail through computer, and it's not in there either. Does anyone know where it might "hide" in the kindle fire?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 8:11:22 AM PST
I'm having the same problem - using gmail - when I am typing a reply (don't even save as a draft) it sends a partial reply - makes me look so stupid. It's as if when the Fire tries to auto-save a draft, it also sends it. If I type a lengthy reply, when I look back at what I sent, it may have sent 3-4 partial replies. I hate this. Initially I thought I had accidentally hit send, but as I use my Fire more, I realize that it is happening every time I send email with it.
Is there a fix for this?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2013 11:25:51 AM PDT
Have the same problem, and would love to have an answer.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 4:30:55 AM PST
Help. How do I find my drafts
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