Apple Mail issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tech198, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Hi all..

    Thinking of ditching Apple Mail an and using third part email client, since i've tried just about everything you could think off, but just wondering before i do, if anyone has any other suggestions:

    - Every now and Mail takes a long time to close.......
    - Every time i check Gmail it takes a few minutes... (over iMap) (confirmed this is Apple mail issue, because it works just fine with Thunderbord every time.
    - Done a SMC/Pram reset
    - Did a clean install (which would elminate both trying Safe Boot and new user account).

    - Every now and then, messages take a long time to load... See "Loading..." when its just a tiny attachment... This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does its annoying.

    Is there anything else i could try ? or have i covered all bases?

    I've tries Yosemite in a VM with the same accounts, and so far with Apple mail, they have apparently fixed all these issues. However, i'm not about to upgrade anytime soon, since i have other issues...
  2. desertman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 14, 2008
    Arizona, USA
    ... and what are you using then?

    Did you try to delete your IMAP mail accounts from Apple Mail and then add them again? That helped me and some friends several times to fix problems.

    Do you have many labels in your Gmail accounts and altogether thousands of emails in them? That can, as far as I know, indeed create problems that are basically unfixable. This probably has to do with the fact that neither Apple Mail nor Gmail follow the IMAP standards 100 percent; both companies do certain things their own way - after all, they both fight for world domination and think the world would be a better place if everybody did what they want.
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I only have 16 messages in inbox.. and i only show 2 labels in iMap client.... That's all i need.

    so, it not a question of is syncing heaps of messages. However the Gmail activiy window "syncing" sent items. "syncing" trash then gets stuck for few minutes..

    Have tried recreating account, but same issue.

    I would accept this solution as they each do their own, but only IF the issue happened i Yosemite, but its a client issue, nothing wrong with Gmail..

    Now, the only problem is, if i can convince Apple to fix this in Mavericks.. I would probably bet its NOT a ail problem because it works on in 10.10.

    It used to work fine i Mavericks too, before Apple broke it.....

    I may just use Thunderbird instead.. Thanks anyway.

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