Popup that says "Sending" on email compose/reply/forward

using the current version of k-9 6.8
There was a previous version where when I sent an email there was a small popup after hitting the send button that said “Sending” in the lower right area and then faded away once sent.
I found that very useful and have not seen it in this version. Is it still available? if not can it be added back?

As far as I know, that message was always just shown for 2 seconds, not until the message was actually sent

yes. correct. not seeing any message now when sent button is clicked. Hoping it was just a setting button that I needed to click and not that it was written out of the application.