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View Drafts and Sent Items

How to View Drafts and Sent Items in Gmail

View Drafts and Sent Items

If you're not ready to send an email you're writing, you can save it as a draft to come back to later. Saving an email as a draft happens automatically—as soon as you start writing an email, Gmail begins saving it as a draft that gets updated as you type.

Save an Email as a Draft

  1. Close an email that you’ve started writing without sending it. View Drafts and Sent Items

Closing an email without sending it automatically saves it as a draft.

View Email Drafts

  1. Click the Drafts category in the left pane. View Drafts and Sent Items

All of the emails that haven't been sent yet are shown here.

Edit and Send Email Drafts

When you’re able to finish writing an email that you started earlier, you can resume writing it so that you can finally send it.

  1. Click an email in your Drafts. View Drafts and Sent Items
  2. Edit the message.

    You have all of the same options when editing a draft that you did when first writing it.

  3. Click Send. View Drafts and Sent Items

The email is sent and is removed from your Drafts.

View Sent Emails

Once you send an email, you can find it again in the Sent view.

  1. Click the Sent category in the left pane. View Drafts and Sent Items

All of the emails you have sent are shown.

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