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How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder?

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How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? animall 2/28/10 3:34 PM
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How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder?
when i send a message, it is saved in the send folder as well as in my inbox. I don't want my send message to be in my inbox after sending. where is the setting for this?
thank you





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Re: How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? bkennelly 2/28/10 7:49 PM
There are a you reasons for sent mail to appear in your Inbox, but you can remove them by clicking "Archive".

Sent messages will appear in the Inbox if they are part of a conversation that is in the Inbox.
They will appear in the Inbox if they are addressed to your Gmail address.
They will appear in the Inbox, if they match a filter with "Never send to Spam".
Re: How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? cm411 3/19/10 5:26 AM
please show us how to change settings for this particular problem.... other than above solution. It keeps appearing in my inbox.

thanks.
Re: How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? JohnW2 3/19/10 5:36 AM
@cm411 - Brian has given you most of the causes in his reply.
Do you have any filters that might include "Never send to Spam".  If so, remove them, and it should stop it if that was the cause.
For the other two reasons offered, there is no setting to prevent it happening.
But do you use POP for retrieving messages: there is a side effect of that which can cause this to occur as well.
Re: How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? doublyfrustrated 5/4/10 1:19 PM
I just started having the same problem, after setting my account to "recent" mode because I want to download my emails into two different inboxes:  One in Outlook Express, and one in Apple Mail.  When I send a message from my Mac, it sends a copy to my inbox and to my sent folder.  When I send a message from my PC, it only sends a copy to my sent folder.  I would like it to do this for my Mac too.  As for Brian's causes above:  these are new messages, not part of another thread; they are not addressed to me at all; I have no filters at all, therefore do not have one that says "Never send to Spam".  Any ideas on how I can stop the new messages from ending up in my inbox on my Mac?  

Thanks.
Re: How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? bkennelly 5/4/10 1:22 PM
With recent mode, you get all recent messages in your account, including sent mail.  You will need to use client-side filters to move them out of the Inbox, or switch to IMAP.
Re: How to stop copies of my send messages to appear in my inbox but stay in my sent folder? doublyfrustrated 5/4/10 1:38 PM
Ah, thank you.  I will set up such a filter in Mac Mail now.  I appreciate the quick response too!