Gmail and Outlook – drafts folder and sent messages
Right-click on a folder within the IMAP account you are using. Select “IMAP Folders…”. Select the “Subscribed” tab and click “Query”.
In the list of results, select the Drafts folder and click “Unsubscribe”.
You should see the “Drafts” folder in Outlook replaced with a folder labelled “Drafts (This computer only)”
In gmail online account settings:
configure Gmail to not included drafts folder in the IMAP sync process.
– open Gmail
– go to settings
– click on the Labels tab
– next to Drafts, uncheck “Show in IMAP”
Now the Gmail Drafts folder will not be included in the IMAP sync.