OSX Mavericks Mail App Problems: Fix Gmail, Folders, Deleting, Syncing, And Other Issues Causing You Grief
Having problems with your Apple OSX Mavericks Mail and Gmail? Emails not syncing? Can't store Gmail emails in folders? Are deleted emails reappearing in Apple OSX Mavericks? It seems, as with any new system, users are reporting a number of issues with the new Apple OSX Mavericks, particularly the mail app not play nicely with Gmail.
Thankfully a few people around the web have discussed the problems with OSX Mavericks mail app and how to fix them. Here are the suggestions given.
1) Apple OSX Mavericks Mail app can't delete messages from the Inbox, or aren't showing up.
OK, this is large Gmail problem that users have been reporting. Basically, they are finding that no matter how hard they try to delete an email in Mavericks, not too much longer later the message reappears in their inbox. Worse yet some can't even see their Gmail messages in Mavericks. There is, however, a way to fix it.
To get Mavericks to delete emails, you have to make sure that Google's "All Mail" folder is visible in Apple Mail. Otherwise, if you try to delete a message from the inbox, the message only disappears temporarily, then reappears moments later. According to a user on the Apple support board,
"It seems like Apple Mail never removes the "Inbox" label from the deleted messages, so the messages just keep reappearing back in the Inbox over & over again."
To get Mavericks Mail to delete Gmail emails, make Google's "All Mail" folder visible to IMAP clients by going to Gmail's "Settings>Labels" page.
Here are some other problems that have been found and reported by concerning Apple OSX Mavericks mail app and Gmail
2) I can receive but cant send emails now with Mavericks Update
Okay so a lot of people have reported this issue and a few solutions have been offered on Apple discussion forum here
3) I can't rearrange Gmail mailboxes in Mail's sidebar
Impossible now it seems. They're always in alphabetical order. This isn't a problem with other account types, or with local mailboxes.
4) Mavericks Mail notification badges aren't working.
Notifications unfortunately appear to be significantly off. Several people have reported that that even after a Mail rule successfully moved messages from the Inbox to another Gmail mailbox, the Inbox unread count still included those messages. So basically you can't trust your unread badges to be correct in Mavericks mail.
5) Mail now forces you to use the default locations for Gmail's Sent and Trash mailboxes.
If you choose another mailbox and choose Mailbox > Use This Mailbox For, the submenu listing special mailboxes like "Sent" and "Trash" will be dimmed. Previously remapped mailboxes may appear empty in Mail, giving you no obvious way to see those messages.) This means deleted Gmail messages will always be permanently removed in 30 days even if you set Mail to never delete them, because it's no longer in Mail's control; deletion is done on Gmail's side.
Hopefully Apple will come up with a way to fix the multiple problems with Mavericks email app and Gmail, but for now we'll just have to struggle through. If you find fixes to some of the Mavericks mail app issues, please share them with us in the comments below so that we may modify this post to reflect that and help others struggling with Mavericks mail app and Gmail interaction.
am I the only one suffering with this mail.app message problem post-Mavericks?
— kyle ranson-walsh (@kylerw) October 23, 2013
Folks beware of updating to OS X Mavericks. Your gmail will stop working in Mac Mail. — Luis Andre Gazitúa (@Gazi2a) October 23, 2013
Upgraded to Mavericks, but Apple Mail isn't moving emails out of the Inbox properly when using Gmail/IMAP. So giving @airmailapp a try.
— Stephen McIver (@sm9) October 23, 2013
Since updating to Mavericks, I'm having issues with moving gmail emails into folders on the server in Mail.app. Any one else seeing this? — Matt Langford (@Matt425) October 23, 2013
— Richard White (@richwhite08) October 23, 2013
Got headache after trying 2 fix main Gmail account in the new Mac Mail in OS X Mavericks. Very confusing and emails not in correct folders! — Helen Poole (@daydreamdoodles) October 23, 2013
Any solution to disable Gmail-specific behaviour in Mavericks' Mail.app?
— zecege (@zecege) October 23, 2013
Damn #Mavericks Mail.app is riddled with issues; Gmail IMAP doesn't delete, selection padding is incongruent, ANIMATIONS BACK! >:P — Chris Pirillo (@ChrisPirillo) October 23, 2013
finding it frustrating to use mail in #Mavericks crashes constantly and my MBP just decides to crash when it wants. not happy w/ new OSX
— Will Lew (@willlewphoto) October 23, 2013
@mathias any luck figuring out how to disable the animations in mail.app on mavericks yet? — Taylor Brigode (@brigode) October 23, 2013
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