Gmail Hosed under El Capitan

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Crotonmark, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Crotonmark, Oct 26, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2015

    Crotonmark macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2011
    I can define the problem better using this clip
    This is from the library mail folder
    It shows two gibberish files and one good file
    The folder labeled IMAP-***** is my wife’s account which is working perfectly
    The other two are MY Gmail account and as you can see it is NOT right
    I have deleted the folders and deleted the accounts but it DOESN’t CHANGE

    Can anyone advise how to get my gmail account to function again

  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    What, exactly, is happening when you try to use your Gmail?
  3. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2011
    It downloads mail constantly.
    I can't create a smart mailbox
    It isnt indexing searches Correctly
  4. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I bit the bullet and migrated from Gmail to iCloud mail back when there were problems with Mountain Lion. Yes, it was a huge hassle but you only have to do it once. I have never looked back, since then I have had no problems with my email and Gmail compatibility issues crop up all the time.

    Whilst Google may have a point in how they arrange their folders and labels etc (i.e. better), it's not industry standard and that's probably why it breaks all the time.
  5. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    I did the same thing as you. I like how I now have push email on my iPhone too. I still have my gmail on both and have it as the default for sending and then just set gmail to forward incoming mail to iCloud. It think that's the best solution.
  6. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    I use three Gmail accounts, Google Contacts and Calendar to sync my iPhone in with my Android, Mac , PC blended ecosystem.

    El Capitan 10.11.1 is currently running my Mac Pro, MBP, MBA and new MB. All completely stable fast and without a single problem. :D
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Like maxsix my Gmail is working fine on El Capitan. You've got one account that works so the problem is likely in your settings (settings for SMTP is a common culprit). Time to review all your settings both on your Mac and at Gmail.
  8. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011

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