Mail on Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by seme332, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. seme332 macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2013
    Anyone having the same problem not being able to connect an IMAP Mail Account to in Yosemite? First I did it, it connected but never showed me my folders. Now it won't even connect at all and always asks for a password.

    Thanks!.. By the way, just asking! I know it's Beta. I am just asking ;)
  2. Extcee macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Will vouch for this too.

    Got an IMAP server at work and i keep getting disconnects and crashes when connected to the server.. (quick tip if your IMAP account keeps crashing mail, down your network and then change your preferences).

    There seems to be a new option under mail > preferences > accounts > IMAP Account which is
    "Automatically detect settings"... This seemed to keep changing my auth from Password to MD5-Challenge and Response.

    I changed my server to only use encryption, and it seemed to connect for a moment, but then disconnected, crashed.

    Funnily enough, my Gmail IMAP account works perfectly.. Same protocol..

    Can only think it may be as my server is not using SSL or MD5.. Not sure, but the same config works on my iOS8B1 iPhone flawlessly.

    Hoping this gets fixed in the next beta...
  3. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Other then a few crashes it has being working pretty well. If not faster then before.

    I have GoDaddy IMAP and my iCloud iMAP Account. They were setup after the upgrade so I did not have to do anything.

    Also per the other post I do not see this on either of my accounts. However, I maybe have notice that on my Exchange Account that I am not using now. But that was on Mavericks.

    There seems to be a new option under mail > preferences > accounts > IMAP Account which is
    "Automatically detect settings"... This seemed to keep changing my auth from Password to MD5-Challenge and Response

    My guess is that you have a simple setup issue. Have you compared to your another computer setup to verify your settings and ports?
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    #4 to IMAP is working for me. Yosemite picked up my mail settings from the Cloud and connected to my home mail server running IMAP just fine. The IMAP server in question is the dovecot daemon running on Linux.
  5. mixel macrumors 65832


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    For me it's fine as long as I don't try to delete messages in the spam folder, then I get infinite beachball..

    Oh well!
  6. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Much more crashes today then yesterday. No idea why. But for the most part is working. Only "had" to switch to backup mail option once.
  7. wegeberg macrumors newbie


    Jun 16, 2014
    Roskilde, Denmark
    Yosemite Mail and problems with legacy IMAP accounts

    I'm having 10+ IMAP accounts on different hosts, apart from my icloud and gmail accounts.
    When any of the accounts that are not icloud or gmail is active, Mail freezes in the process of collecting IMAP folders from the servers, updating deleted mails or sent mails etc. etc.
    Bringing up the activity window just shows some fifteen to twenty blue progress bars, all at a 100% – they stay there...
    The only way to get my mails is to restart Mail – most of the time by force quitting it.
    I've tried to zap all preference and cache files, and disabling the accounts one by one (and having them activated one at a time) with no success.
    I know it's in beta, and was prepared for a lot of programs not working. Like VMWare Fusion unable to launch, and FileMaker slowing down to snail pace, but I expected that at least Apples home grown apps were working.

    The upside of all these hassles is that looking for a mail alternative i found MailMate (after having tried out several others), and after using it a day and a half, I can conclude that this is what Mail should have been like :)

    I will give Mail one more try when we get the final release of Yosemite though, but I will probably stick with MailMate as well.
  8. Romf macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2011
    Paris, France
    I have same problem since a few days...
    I have 2 IMAP (icloud and another one). Everything was working OK and now I can't launch mail at all anymore, it always crashes on start.
    If I turn wifi off then it launches (but for what? All settings look normal there) and crashes as soon as wifi is back on...
    Same with latest beta
  9. Romf macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2011
    Paris, France
    Just FYI, I deleted the problematic IMAP account and then put it back again... With the same settings... It works fine (for now!)
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    The IMAP accounts I've been using, .mac and another one, are working fine for me in
  11. proshots4you macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2009
    I wish apple would add the feature like in iOS Mail when composing an email it remembers which account to use based on the recipient
  12. jharrison macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2014
  13. bozmoz, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    bozmoz macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    I also can't open Mail after upgrading to Yosemite. The Mail window draws and then it crashes. .... First time said it was disabling incompatible extensions.
    In terminal...
    $ cd /Library/Mail/Bundles/
    $ sudo rm Virtru.mailbundle

    The Virtru extension was for secure emailing. I liked it but it wasn't working lately anyway. If a new version comes out I may try it again. .... Anyway. Maybe you have an obsolete bundle too.
  14. Sgtarky macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Benton, Arkansas
  15. dierdra macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    Yosemite has bugs for Apple Mail

    I installed Yosemite and now I cannot send outgoing emails via my Apple Mail from my Verizon accounts. Even though the connection doctor shows that the servers are online, they go offline as soon as I try to send an email. I contacted Verizon and they could not determine what the issue was, because on their end all the settings and ports are correct. My gmail accounts work fine, except that I cannot save a draft email, but that also applies to the Verizon accounts, from which I can neither save a draft or send. I get an error that says, Error the message cannot be saved. I also get an error message whenever I want to delete an email. The error message I get when I try to delete an email is, An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox “(null)”.

    Has anyone else had these issues?
  16. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    I, too, am having a major Yosemite Mail issue. My Gmail account works fine, but my Exchange account is acting strangely. Yesterday it would not download my emails. I went to work and this morning I launched Mail and it downloaded the emails from the previous morning, but not those that were sent AFTER I quit Mail yesterday morning. The emails from yesterday have no content - I can see the sender and subject, but when I click on one of those emails they do not show up.
  17. dierdra macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    I finally worked with Techs at Apple and got my emails to be fairly normal. My gmail works fine and my verizon account works fine only if I use my primary email. I had five other email addresses that I had to deactivate because the outgoing server was not recognized. It had gotten to the point where the tech had made an appointment with me to erase my drive, do a fresh install, and migrate my files. Luckily, I did not have to do that. I am hoping that Apple will soon have patches to heal the still outstanding issues. Somehow this also affected the way my emails respond on my iPhone. I can't figure that out, but I think the two devices now speak to each other, so, mysteriously I have to archive rather than delete all my email on my iPhone. I never had to do that before.
  18. Suze7799 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2014
    Verizon email suddenly stopped working

    I updated to Yosemite about a week ago, and suddenly this morning my Verizon email acct started asking for my password. Did not recognize when typed in. Did all the normal things, quit started email, restarted Mac, recreated acct. nothing. Called Verizon, but could not help me troubleshoot mail app. Chatted with Apple. To make a VERY long story short,a eft FOUR hours and speaking with 3rd tier email support at Apple...I had been given the wrong instructions to KEEP yahoo in the incoming and outgoing servers (even though I don't use yahoo) AND the wrong outgoing port. Auto config for email does not work as it once did for my Verizon have to do it manually. I STILL do not have my email from before Oct 23 on my Mac, but my phone and iPad are fine. Obviously a Yosemite glitch AND a Verizon issue. Apple's support was MUCH more helpful than Verizon's that's for sure...but 4 hours to correct! What a headache!
  19. dierdra macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    I received an email from Apple, saying that they are working on a patch to "heal" all these issues. I guess we'll just have to wait. I have a friend who downloaded Yosemite, but had no problems whatsoever. So, maybe it depends on what's already downloaded onto your computer.
  20. PirateMike macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2010
    Eastern NC
    Incoming Mail Issues with Yosemite

    This Tuesday (11/4) my Mail, which had been working fine since install on day of Yosemite release, stopped receiving mail. I can send out but not receive.

    I called my Internet provider & they told me this is a "well known problem with Yosemite if you have a POP server" (which I do).

    I've gotten nothing on Apple Forum posts other than a direction to Mail Issues on Apple site which is not current for Yosemite.

    Any thoughts on a fix? Thanks.
  21. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I assume you've Quit Mail and launched it again right? Did it resolve the problem?

    I'm not sure what the POP issue is with Yosemite since all of my accounts are using IMAP.
  22. paul.pharoah macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013
    Yosemite Mail crash

    Having been working fine Mail started quitting on launch repeatedly.

    I copied the contents of the folder ~/Library/Mail/V2 to the desktop

    Then deleted the folder.

    I then deleted my Gmail and Exchange email accounts Using

    System Preferences > Internet Accounts

    I then relaunched Mail which opened as if for the first time and asked me for my account details. I re-entered them all and now it all seems to work again without any problem.
  23. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I was having some Mail problems as well prior to installing 10.10.1. Doing so seems to have stabilized things a bit, although I can't guarantee that it solves all of your problems.
  24. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    This is happening constantly. Sometimes it fixes itself, sometimes it stays off for days. I've tried disabling mail in the iCloud settings and turning it back on but doesn't seem to do much.

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  25. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2014
    I did a fresh install. Mail is running better than it has in years, probably since Snow Leopard. iCloud, Google and Yahoo IMAP accounts all running fine.

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