Mail is too tem­per­a­men­tal – what else is there?

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I have an iMac run­ning Mav­er­icks. Us­ing the Ap­ple Mail app to send/re­ceive from my Gmail ac­count is a real prob­lem. For some rea­son a mail can get repli­cated many times and dumped into Trash. Some­times a mes­sage is sent, then ap­pears in the Out­box as if it hasn’t been sent. So I am look­ing for a re­place­ment mail sys­tem that is re­li­able, sim­ple to use, and works well with Gmail – but I don’t want to lose my ex­ist­ing mail. Jeff I think it’s worth per­se­ver­ing with Ap­ple Mail. When a mes­sage ap­pears in Out­box, it’s not ‘as if’ it hasn’t been sent – it re­ally hasn’t. The Out­box folder only ap­pears when a mes­sage can’t be sent, and it auto-deletes it­self when the mes­sage suc­cess­fully sends.

The real ques­tion then, is why can’t you send? Since you’re us­ing an iMac, you are pre­sum­ably at home, with a trust­wor­thy con­nec­tion, and you don’t men­tion chang­ing any email server set­tings re­cently. But they could be cor­rupt, so a good first step is to trash com.ap­ple.mail.plist and com.ap­ple.mail-shared.plist from ~/Li­brary/ Pref­er­ences. Delete the files that be­gin with ‘En­ve­lope In­dex’ from ~/Li­brary/Mail/V2/ MailData. Restart Mail and follow the prompts to re­build the in­dex. If you still want another app, try Inky (free, inky.com).

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