Apple releases Mail Update for OS X Mavericks

Apple has just released Mail Update for OS X Mavericks.

Mail Update for Mavericks includes improvements to general stability and compatibility with Gmail, including the following:

• Fixes an issue that prevents deleting, moving, and archiving messages for users with custom Gmail settings
• Addresses an issue that may cause unread counts to be inaccurate
• Includes additional fixes that improve the compatibility and stability of Mail

Installing the update:

• You should back up your system before installation. To do this you can use Time Machine.

• You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you’ve modified the operating system through other means.

• Choose Apple menu () > Software Update to check for the latest Apple software via the Mac App Store, including this update. Other software updates available for your computer may appear, which you should install. Note that an update’s size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others. Use Software Update until it reports “No Updates Available.”

• Do not interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system.

You can also download the manual update installer. This is a useful option when you need to update multiple computer, but only want to download the update once. The standalone installer is available here.


    1. It didn’t change the behavior on my system. I have 2 Gmail accounts and 1 standard IMAP account and they work the same as before.

      As a matter of fact, Mavericks didn’t make much change either other than the obnoxious “Archive” mailbox which is annoying.

    1. Don, my experience is that the names are there, just not being displayed on the screen. Go ahead and type the email and send it. Then go to your Sent folder. You’ll see all the names there in the To.

      It’s a bug probably (maybe they think it’s better just to show the group name?) but at least the functionality still works.

      1. Contact Groups do not show up as a selection since the upgrade. I have been watching for posts regarding this issue since it stopped working. It is not an issue with the groups email not showing but a group is not recognized.

  1. Seems to have sorted my problems. Mail was just endlessly checking folders, syncing and completing various actions when I hadn’t even been using it (other than it being open).

  2. Mail has not been usable for me for a few years now. Keeps loosing passwords, disappearing all my old mail and just taking way too long to send or receive. On my iOS devices everything works fine. On the desktop I have to use webmail clients for my 3 email accounts (Exchange, Gmail and iCloud).

    Was hoping Mavericks would make it usable for me, jury is still out.

    1. Then you obviously have some corruption in your account. Have you tried setting up a new user account and then setting up Mail again to see if that resolves the issues.

      Your problems are not the normal so it’s something in your system that’s gone wrong.

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