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  • johnahamelv Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there a good alternative?

  • shawniern Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here.  People tell me that they have sent emails and NADA.  I check on my phone and its there.  UGH!!!  Apple! PLEASE FIX.  If anyone knows of a good alternative I am now in the market!

  • barsaec Level 1 (0 points)

    Ditto here. I have a 2009 iMac, and since upgrading to Mavericks, mail is slow to appear in the inbox. iphone, ipad, other computers all show new email. Mac mail takes upwards of 30minutes to post.  I do have many messages over 4 gmail accounts, and an exchange account.

  • bellaroo1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have same issue.  The only thing that works for me is to either wait (sometimes up to many hours) or I double click on the "Inbox" and then click to "Take all accounts offline" and then as soon as it takes them offline I click the icon that looks like the lighting bolt to take the accounts back online.  This works every time and quickly.


    Obviously this is a terrible way to have to check email, but typically I hear the mail alert on my phone which is nearby and so I just immediately go do this process and it gets them to me.  I dislike Gmail's web-based user interface - it's almost too simple and plain that I can't seem to find anything when needed like I can when it's easily organized on my MacMail.


    I too have been a long-time Apple proponent and have talked so many people into switching because of how user friendly Apple products are ... this however, is DISGUSTING for such a simple program.  The entire Mountain Lion update has been a nightmare for me personally ... EVERYTHING IS SLOW now!  I sincerely hope they fix this quickly as unfortunately PC products aren't any better and I won't be switching back.  I have a Lenovo laptop that I run quickbooks on for another business and I cannot stand Windows either.


    Hope this works for some of you experiencing delays.

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,527 points)

    Apple doesn’t routinely monitor the discussions.


    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.


    Mail/Provide Mail Feedback

  • johnahamelv Level 1 (0 points)

    That's a shamel that Apple does not monitor these discussions.  I've sent Apple feedback on this issue, but I can't determine whether Apple is even working on a solution.  I have contacted Applecare, but I get the standard answer, "We are not aware of any issues with Mail".

  • Galluses Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll join this chorus-- it's quite frustrating, particularly since its a result of "upgrading" to Mavericks. And Apple's apparent indifference makes it worse.


    The taking offline going back online solution doesn't work for me.


    I wonder if Thunderbird, the Mozilla email program would be a solution? (I do prefer a mail program to the gmail webmail.)

  • RobClayton Level 1 (0 points)

    My patience has been tried on this issue.   I found an article that discusses it and offers a list of other email apps to consider. ou-can-try.html

  • keclear Level 1 (0 points)

    Why is this issue still not fixed? Is this google deliberately making it difficult for apple's software to work with them?

  • NatSag Level 1 (0 points)

    Problem solved. It is working very well with Postbox. Well done!

  • RobClayton Level 1 (0 points)

    It is puzzling why Apple has not addressed this issue.


    In the meantime I opted to trial then buy Mailplane (v3) which is basically a skin ontop of Gmail.  It allows me to quickly get to both personal and work related emails.  What I don't like about it is that there's no traditional preview pane for the reading email because just a skin on gmail.  But what I like about it is that it has keyboard shortcuts for everything so moving mail to a folder/label is super fast.  It has taken me some time to get used to but I think my productivity is enhanced once I'm just using keyboard shortcuts.  When an email arrives there's no delay or wondering if email hasn't synced.


    I tried a few others.  Postbox looks really good too and I might have selected that but I realized that with the keyboard shortcuts using Mailplane I can go faster.

  • tvalente Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. A work around that seems to be working is Mailbox > Synchronize All Accounts, this seems sync all the mail messages.  It has to be done manually, but gets all the messages right away.  I hope this is fixed soon, or I'll be using a different mail app.

  • dancw3 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having a similar problem with my Mac and its still running Mountain Lion. And its a problem for both the Mail application and accessing gmail with Safari.


    I'll be sitting at my Mac and look at my iPhone (using a WiFi connection to the same router my Mac is connected to) and see that there have been a half dozen gmail messages in the last hour. But my Mac shows the last message was 5 hours ago. Then maybe 15 minutes later the messages showed up on my Mac.


    I've got another problem recently, maybe related. I've received dozens of gmail messages in the last few days that get to my iPhone, but never get to my Mac. They seem to all be from people in FaceBook groups.

  • 19520109 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem, plus when I delete read mail it reappears.  This problem started at the same time and is probably related.  For example, if I'm in the inbox and delete an email it goes away, but if I then go somewhere else (eg to sent mail or to drafts) then when I go back to the inbox the deleted email is there again, (still marked read, but not deleted).

  • dancw3 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just out of the blue, after only getting my FaceBook group email on my iPad and iPhone, but not my Mac (Mail App or Safari) running Mountain Lion for weeks, yesterday I started receiving that mail on my Mail app, but still not in Safari. As far as I know, nothing was changed on my Mac. Does anyone know what is going on here or what this is about?