If you are having problems sending an email tracked, where after you click Send the message goes into the Drafts folder, the PoliteMail send process has failed.
The Drafts folder is located in the Folder Pane on the left hand side of Outlook. Click the triangle at the top of the pane to expand the menu if it is hidden.
Delete all versions of your email from the Drafts folder (save a copy for yourself). Close and restart Outlook.
First, look at your server connection. A main reason why the email may be going the Drafts folder is its sending through the Outlook Outbox rather than the PoliteMail server and the message is too large to send through Outlook. Go to PoliteMail > Server Connection. Verify that you are logged in to the correct PoliteMail Server. Verify that Send Email Via is set to PoliteMail Server, not Outlook Outbox. Click OK. You may be asked to enter in your user name and password if applicable. You know you have successfully connected to the PoliteMail server when it brings you to the My Profile page.
If you have not been brought back to the Profile page, then you are having issues with the PoliteMail login.
If you've been brought back to My Profile, then you know that PoliteMail Server is working correctly. Try sending it again. If it goes back into the Drafts folder, there must be another issue. Verify it's not one of the first 2 reasons before moving on to repairing your Outlook data file:
1. Invalid (non-smtp) email address used in the list, or unable to resolve the list in the To: field
Ensure that the list you are sending to is composed of SMTP (firstname.lastname@example.org) email addresses, not Exchange addresses (EXCHSVR/name). Ensure the list name looks like [+] Listname; when it is in the To: field, then click the [+] to see the members of the list. If you see any non-smtp addresses, these must be removed or edited before the email can be successfully sent. If the list name is not underlined, then it has not validated.
2. Sending from an alternate email address which does not have permission to send email from your personal Outbox (or write to the Sent items folder).
Solution: If you are sending from an alternate email address (e.g. Communcations@company.com) instead of your personal email address, that address may not have sufficient permissions to write to your personal Outlook folders. You must have an Administrator on your account give permissions for you to send from other inboxes. Visit this article to learn more.
3. Corrupt PST file resulting in an error when trying to resolve the email addresses
Solution: An Outlook PST/OST data file can get corrupted in a number of ways, the primary one being losing power or crashing the computer while Outlook is running. While internally Outlook has some error handling mechanisms, these are not available to 3rd party tools, therefore, the PST/OST files must be repaired for PoliteMail to work. Microsoft provides a tool for this, and the instructions are provided here: How-to repair your Outlook data file
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