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December 12, 2013
 

How to solve Mail app problems on your macbook with Mavericks

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UPDATE

The latest update of OS X Mavericks V10.9.1 addresses several mail issues. After you take a backup using time machine, you should update your system with this update.

The mail related problems that this update solves is :

  • Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings
  • Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in Mail

Here is the link from apple about the update –¬†http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6065

 

 

If you search for “Mail problems on macbook mavericks”, you will be surprised at the number of complaints people have with their mail ever since their upgrade to Mavericks.

The problems range from delayed new mail notification, unable to send mail right upto mail app not opening or simply crashing. Lets say I faced all the above. Out of sheer frustration I searched for a way to delete the mail app. Incidentally, its not possible. However, that didnt stop me from trying. I found a way to go to the mac library and delete a whole set of files pertaining to the mail app. I believed that would give me a clean start. However, it didnt. The app simply stopped working.

So, I moved to thunderbird. I believed that it was a great alternative. Sadly, its a poor show. Its not refined and its not intuitive.

I then badly wanted to move back to the Mail app and did not know how to get it back from the ICU. Thats when I bumped into this post on apple.com

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1703

This update is for Mavericks alone.

Well, ever since this update the mail app on my macbook has been smooth. All the conflicts with gmail seem to be resolved. I will post a couple of weeks later on what the situation is with this app. For now, this seems to be the silver bullet.

This update improves stability and compatibility with Gmail, and includes fixes for users with custom Gmail settings

 

If you are trying to configure your hotmail on mac, here is a video that can help.



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