Whenever I send a message using Mac Mail 4.5 (Mac OS X 10.6.7), it takes anywhere from 5 seconds to 1 minute before it shows up in the Sent mailbox. This drives me crazy, because:
- Sometimes I want to quickly send a follow-up by replying to the original message.
- Sometimes I want to send a message and then shut down for the day. I don't feel safe exiting Mail until I see my message appear in the Sent mailbox.
This was never a problem with Outlook on Windows -- it would show up right away.
I'm guessing that Mac Mail just treats "Sent" like any other mailbox, polling the server on a regular basis. Is there any way to make it "smarter" and realize that sent messages should appear in Sent right away?