Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to SammyFro)
I've been having the same issue on my MBP since upgrading to Mavericks. Multiple times per day Mail seems to re-sync everything across my 8 Google Apps accounts (happening right now).
Nothing has resolved the issue, but here's what I've tried:
- Verify All Mail settings in Google
- Let it perform a full sync
- Rebuild inboxes
- Repair inboxes
- Remove and re-add everything (they're all IMAP, so not a big deal)
- Remove all Google accounts from the machine through System Preferences
- Delete the entire ~/Library/Mail/ folder
- Re-add accounts through System Preferences
- Open Mail
- Let it sync everything
- Try with 1 account active versus all 8
And a few other things, I think, that I can't recall. I upgraded to 10.9 the day it was released and it's happened every day since no matter what I do.
Mavericks is great but Mail has some serious issues. I understand that Google has implemented some non-standard IMAP tricks that need to be accounted for, but I don't have any problems on my iPhone (iOS 7) with these exact same accounts -- so someone has it right in some way somewhere.
Attaching a screenshot of what it's doing right now along with the about window.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 3:20 AM (in response to ActionScripted)
I'm having the same issue and it is really bad. I'm using IMAP with Gmail.
Would changing to POP help?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 8:35 AM (in response to August Gresens)
I woudn't suggest moving from IMAP to POP unless you are certain of your reasons for doing so beyond making things work with Apple Mail; would strongly suggest staying with IMAP for Google Apps / Gmail.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to SammyFro)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to ActionScripted)
Same experience here - the update didn't help .
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 8:27 AM (in response to SammyFro)
My mail is working well now.
1. I downloaded the mail update.
2. I deleted my gmail and other mail accounts.
3. I set my hard drive so that it would not go to sleep (in energy preferences) and I also halted time machine backup. The CPU needs to copy a lot of email from gmail (I have 70,000+ messages, I know stupid).
4. I restarted the computer
5. I added each account back one at a time.
I did all this in the evening so that the imac could work all night. In the morning all was well and I didn't have any activity slowing down the machine anymore. Mail is working correctly. Time machine is now backing up. I put back my previous sleep preferences.
I am not sure if deleting and adding back the accounts was necessary. Perhaps if I just let the machine run without going to sleep it would have accomplished the same thing.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to SammyFro)
Just a me, too post. I've tried everything listed above several times. Like ActionScripted, the problem always returns. For me, it's always when waking from sleep. If I leave the machine on all the time, it works fine, but that's an absurd workaround.
Frustrating that I can see I have new mail on my iPhone, but I have to sit and wait 45 minutes for the Mac to locate the new mail. Other email clients find the mail in a matter of seconds. I don't get why Mail is so painfully slow.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 11:15 AM (in response to Jon Baumgartner)
Having the same problem... I have tried everything that has been suggested except deleting the accounts and starting from scratch. I can't help but wonder what problem Apple "fixed" with Mavericks Mail compared to Mountain Lion. I had the same two large Gmail accounts prior to the upgrade, and things seemed to work fine.
Other than this one significant problem, Mavericks is working fine for me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 5:47 AM (in response to SammyFro)
Same here... I have two large Gmail accounts and every day (sometimes more than once per day) they re-sync and write to disk. I've tried every trick I can find posted to make it stop, but nothing stops the re-syncing. I'm guessing that Mail is looking at something in the Gmail account data that makes it think that the locally cached data is out of date and needs to be repulled. I'd sure like to see Apple address this soon. It's clearly a problem and with as many folks using Google Apps for business, it's got to be affecting a lot of businesses.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 9:03 AM (in response to sleerssen)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2014 9:46 AM (in response to ActionScripted)
Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem solved sooner.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2014 6:12 AM (in response to ActionScripted)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2014 10:39 AM (in response to SammyFro)
I have exactly the same problem, it is taking 5 or 6 hours per day to go through this cycle before I can see my new mail and start to reply. I have tried all the suggestions listed above and nothing has helped. Apple you have really let me down on this one. As far as I am concerned Mail under Mavericks is not fit for purpose with Gmail. Can someone please suggest a new email programme? Or should I just use a PC?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2014 7:39 AM (in response to SammyFro)
Same issue here, and a major problem considering that I have to restart Mail several times per day when it doesn't download gmail emails, scrolling abruptly stops working, etc.
Is there any issue with just manually stopping the writing changes process once it starts? I've been doing this the past few days and it seems to solve the problem, not sure if I'm missing something obvious here though?