My GMail account is configured on my iPhone 4S as a GMail account (which I access using the "Mail" app), not using the Exchange template. This evening I was using that setup for composing an e-mail and decided it would be better composed on my computer, so I hit "cancel" and, when given the option, "Save as Draft."

When I went to my webmail client on my desktop, however, there was no draft. Instead, there was an alert in the conversation I was replying to saying that there was a deleted message in that thread. Curious, I told it to bring it back, and discovered an earlier version of my draft...

...only it treated it as a message that had been sent, complete with timestamp and mailed-by header!

I googled but didn't find anything useful; others (for instance here) have reported a similar experience but I couldn't find an explanation anywhere.

Has anyone else run into this problem before? Please tell me it didn't send my half-composed note when I told it to save the draft!

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    Do you use Mail or another app (Sparrow, the Gmail app, ...). If you used Mail, have you used the Gmail or Exchange template? – Loïc Wolff Jul 20 '12 at 8:15
  • Thanks for these clarifying questions - should have thought of including that info myself, but didn't. Question edited. – Arkaaito Jul 24 '12 at 15:56

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