Earlier today Apple released an update to its OS X Mavericks Mail app aimed at improving general stability and compatibility issues with Gmail that many users have been reporting since it's release two weeks ago.
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OS X Mavericks Mail app updated to fix Gmail bug

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Earlier today Apple released an update to its OS X Mavericks Mail app aimed at improving general stability and compatibility issues with Gmail.  Users have long complained about using Gmail in Apple’s Mail app, forcing many to set up workarounds that prevented Mail from downloading all of your emails twice.  The easiest fix was for users to hide the All Mail folder.  With the release of Mavericks, these workarounds were broken, resulting in inboxes that unexpectantly grew out-of-control.

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The issues addressed in this update include

  • 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

It’s always a good idea to back up your unsaved files before a major update, but Apple makes the point of encouraging this (using your Time Machine, of course) because of the potential for unexpected results. Apparently, if you have third-party system software modifications installed to get around the Gmail issues, or if you have modified your OS through other avenues you may want to proceed with extreme caution.

You can access the newest version of OS X through the Apple Software Update, or go right into the Mac App Store and check for updates.  Whichever method you use, make sure to let the installation process complete once you have started to update your system.  Here is the full support file Apple posted on their site.

 

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