Apple is reportedly testing an OS X Mavericks Mail update to fix the smart mailbox, Gmail and stability issues.
Since OS X Mavericks was launched as a free download last week, October 22, many users have been reporting issues with the Apple Mail software.
Issues are mainly to do with having Gmail accounts within the Mail app, but other are having issues receiving messages, sorting emails into folders and deleting.
Apple is supposedly referring to the Mail update as “important” and has already seeded an updated Mail app to internal Apple employees and AppleSeed program testers.
The updated Version 7.0 Mail app is labelled with build number 1822. The current OS X Mavericks 10.9.0 Mail app is still Version 7.0 but has a build number of 1816.
Apple has told testers the update fixes the issues with Gmail, smart mailboxes and increased overall stability for the Apple Mail app.
The Cupertino company is also asking AppleSeed program members to test for the following:
- Use Mail with your usual Mail accounts, including iCloud, Gmail, Exchange, etc.
- Send Mail messages
- Receive and check for new Mail messages at the intervals you expect it
- Read and move Mail messages to folders on your mail server, folders on your Mac, smart folders.
- Delete Mail messages as appropriate
- Undo move or delete actions with your Mail messages
- Mark messages read/unread in both your mail provider’s webpage and Mail and verify they stay in sync.
Hopefully, the Mail update will be available to download soon via the App Store, but as yet Apple hasn’t released any official information about its availability.
OS X Mavericks is available to download for free now from any Mac device, as is iOS 7 for iPhone and iPads.
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