Apple To Release Updated Mail App For OS X Mavericks To Fix Gmail Issues


Gmail users who are experiencing issues with receiving messages, sorting messages into folders and deleting messages in OS X Mavericks’ bundled Mail application, rejoice as Apple is aware of the problem and is testing an updated Mail app in order to fix the issues. According to 9to5Mac, an updated Mail application has already been seeded to Apple employees and testers within Apple’s Customer AppleSeed program.

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The source reports that Apple has informed the Mail App testers that this update fixes issues with Gmail, smart mailboxes, and overall stability. The updated Mail app, which has been seeded as a patch download, is Version 7.0 and is labeled as build 1822. The OS X Mavericks 10.9.0 Mail app, for comparison, is Version 7.0 with build number 1816.

Apple also asks these users to test for the following:

– Use Mail with your usual Mail accounts, including iCloud, Gmail, Exchange, etc.

– Send Mail messages

– Receive and check for new Mail messages at the intervals you expect it

– Read and move Mail messages to folders on your mail server, folders on your Mac, smart folders.

– Delete Mail messages as appropriate

– Undo move or delete actions with your Mail messages

– Mark messages read/unread in both your mail provider’s webpage and Mail and verify they stay in sync.

Are you having trouble with Gmail in OS X Mavericks’ Mail app?


  • Chrome262

    nope, its been working fine, and I always move messages in to folders, I like a clear inbox. I recently made some folder changes (deletion, and creation) and that worked fine as well.

  • KaDubb

    Thanks goodness. I move messages to other folders, but then they reappear. I delete email, but it comes back. It’s driving me crazy, and I was just considering moving to Outlook. Maybe I’ll wait and see.

  • Jeremy

    It’s honestly been a nightmare. I run a business from home, with about 80% of my work being through email. I always use Apple Mail and since the update, it’s been terribly unreliable.

  • Matthew Montano

    Yip. Getting all of the exact symptoms noted as being addressed. I thought it was just me. Clock is ticking; I will be grateful for the fix.

  • Good to hear a fix is on its way. Neither of my Google Apps accounts work properly under Mavericks…and black spot on an otherwise excellent release.

  • karabuni

    Messages are received OK, but shown as “12 of 12” etc. Outgoing: send one message, Mail says sending “3 of 3” etc. Incoming have been shown as in the hundreds, although only a few appear. It’s not spam being deleted, as I’ve tested having rules disabled.

  • sukisszoze

    I gave up using Gmail on Mail. I am using Airmail via App Store and it’s pretty good so far considering I have eight Gmail accounts on it 🙂