Apple Releases Mail Update for Mavericks to Address Gmail Issues

Apple today released Mail Update for Mavericks 1.0, a software update designed to enhance compatibility with Gmail accounts, as well as several other improvements. The update entered testing last week and addresses a number of complaints about changes Apple made in Mavericks Mail.

Mail Update for Mavericks includes improvements to general stability and compatibility with Gmail, including the following:

- Fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for users with custom Gmail settings
- Addresses an issue that may cause unread counts to be inaccurate
- Includes additional fixes that improve the compatibility and stability of Mail
Full information on the update, including Apple's recommendations about backing up before applying the update, are included in an Apple support document. The update is available via the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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82 months ago

does apple usually leave us in the dark when it comes to these? we'll still get an 10.9.1 update right?

Not sure about the 10.9.1 update, but it'd be so much easier to just "purchase" the version from the store. It costs nothing and you'll definitely see updates afterward.


Doesn't install on first GM:

Mail Update for Mavericks can't be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update

Maybe it's a sign to get the actual release version?
Rating: 17 Votes
82 months ago

not seeing this update on the first released GM copy...

Makes sense, considering that isn't the actual GM version that was released to the public.
Rating: 16 Votes
82 months ago
I think the fact that people are still having problems with Gmail is a sign... that people need to drop Gmail as quickly as possible. This is the second major company (Microsoft isn't having much luck with Gmail either) that has had to bend over backwards because something "breaks Gmail support".

Rating: 15 Votes
82 months ago

Couldn't help notice, but shouldn't it be

Mail Update 1.0 for Mavericks

And not

Mail Update for Mavericks 1.0

Mavericks isn't 1.0 it's technically 10.9. ???

I suppose it should really be

Mail Update for Mavericks, 1.0

But then it's a software update not an english exam.
Rating: 11 Votes
82 months ago

How? If major companies keep having trouble with Gmail ... there's a chance it has something to do with their nonstandard IMAP support. If this was just Apple, that'd be one thing. But it isn't just Apple.

Who are you kidding? All was working fine pre-mavericks... really fine... doesnt that tell u something?
Rating: 9 Votes
82 months ago
this is the first time I think that mail updated on its own.
usually with OS point release. Good stuff.
Rating: 7 Votes
82 months ago

We recently dropped Gmail completely and couldn't be happier. Other IMAP email services work great in the Mail app. Gmail's nonstandard IMAP implementation is a headache and is the only oddball. Other email clients have problems with it as well. In this day and age with mobile devices and tablets, I'm finding very little need to ever visit a website to access my email so Gmail had to go.

That reminds me of the funniest line

"Google is in favor of open standards"

Laugh with me.
Rating: 6 Votes
82 months ago
Not had any issues with Mail and Gmail on Mavericks.
Rating: 6 Votes
82 months ago
The biggest bug I've had so far in Mavericks would be multitouch gestures and the two-finger horizontal scrolling. It seems to happen a lot in Launchpad, and it's 100% consistent in third-party applications such as µTorrent.
Rating: 5 Votes
82 months ago

Apple has benefited in many ways thanks to Googles contributions. There's plenty of business for everyone, no need to be jealous of Google. :)

*sources needed
Rating: 4 Votes

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