Mail On Mac Is Awful.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EarlofCroydon, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. EarlofCroydon macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2010
    Just a quick rant to express the despondency towards mail in the dock of any mac.

    1. You can't add a Yahoo! account unless it is one you pay for
    2. It won't send messages with videos in
    3. Takes an age to send Keynote presentations
    4. Won't let you delete stuff from the Sent box
    5. The application crashes a lot.

    SOme of these are not general for everyone but I find it very frustrating. Any advice to improve the experience is appreciated since the concept of having email straight on the dock is a good idea. Just poorly executed
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I don't use Yahoo

    I send videos all the time

    Never tried

    I delete from the Sent box all the time

    Never crashes for me

    Sounds like you have other issues with your system
  3. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    Number 5 is the only potentially legitimate point in your list.

    Number 1 is Yahoo's decision, beyond Apple's control.
    Number 2 is incorrect.
    Number 3 is a function of your internet bandwidth, not Apple Mail specifically.
    Number 4 is incorrect.

    I haven't experienced a large number of crashes, but if you are then perhaps that's a problem with Apple Mail's stability.
  4. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    1. Not Apple's fault.
    2. Probably over the attachment size limits.
    3. Your ISP is the limiting factor there.
    4. Most likely you're using the wrong form of email, try IMAP.
    5. It's an application, it like everything, crashes.
  5. lee14160 macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2009
    Fruitland, Idaho
    Then get another. There are more than enough free offers out in the wild of the internet. Gmail, Hotmail, MS Live, Juno.etc.

    I use Outlook in the new Mac Office 2011, and it is very good.
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    This is up to Yahoo, which doesn't offer IMAP or POP unless you pay. Nothing to do with Apple Mail.

    Yes it will.

    It will take X seconds to send Y bytes - the bigger the presentation the longer it will take. It's nothing to do with Mail.

    Yes it will.

    I haven't experienced a crash in Mail since ... I don't know. I've had this Mac for six months and don't have any Mail-related crash logs. It must be an issue with your Mac or set up.
  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    After using Lotus Note 8.5 in the office is a joy.
  8. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i dont know, but i assume the OP has an iMac

    i am using Mail.
    but never have experienced any of the complains above , maybe i have done something wrong if Mail doesn't crash :confused:
  10. franmatt80 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2010
    I'm a heavy mail user- 100s and 100s of emails a day - and have two exchange accounts and my .mac account, send videos frequently and delete things from my sent folder all the time. Only once in 6 years have I had a serious crash - and restoring from a back up sorted that.

    Maybe its something else interfering?
  11. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Thread moved :)
  12. Pillar macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2010
    It's not awful in my case, for Mail is working fine for me.
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Sounds like a series of 80/20 problems to me.
  14. Kieranic Guest

    Apr 23, 2010
    My turn! :D

    1. Yahoo control this, not Apple
    2. Chances are the email provider you're with has a restriction on size of attachments and your video is too big.
    3. Because of the amount of high-quality graphics etc and see #2
    4. Does for me.
    5. It's fast and works well for me.

    With all due respect, every problem seems to be on your end/your providers end.
  15. sup3r1or macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    Try thunderbird for mac or Outlook for mac with office 2011, will solve ur problems.

    In regards to mail can someone tell me how to make it NOT TO DOWNLOAD all the mail from my Gmail? I have 1,200 messages there, and every time I switch mail app on, it just tries to download them all, I keep cancelling but it still trying.
  16. tibi08 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    Brighton, UK
    No idea - I just left my Mac running for a day or so, and it eventually downloaded everything. Lol. It errored quite a few times in the process, but it all works smoothly now (except it keeps leaving duplicate sent messages in my outbox!).
  17. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    isn't this what a mail client is suppose to do? :confused:
  18. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    thats what i thought too , why having a mail client
    and not wanting him to get the mail :eek::confused:

    but there are solutions
    delete your g-mail account from Mail and
    look up online your g-mail emails
    then Mail will not download anything

    or i guess with 1200 emails every day you should setup
    the spam functions on g-mail then ,dont know how that works in g-mail ,but i am sure they have something to setup to control the spam , as i assume most of the emails are spam , so then the spam lands in the spam folder and delete the spam regular ,no point of letting it build up as with 1200 per day times 365 days a year your g-mail account will burst soon , thats actually why the spam folder was setup for so spam goes in there , but you need to set rules in g-mail for what is spam and whats not
    so you only get the emails you want or need !! Mail does only its job getting the mails from your g-mail account, it doesn't decide whats spam or not , thats all done by g-mail , and if you let it overflow and don't setup rules for spam there, then its not the fault of Mail .....its yours

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