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I have previously used the Mail app for my email needs. However after upgrading to Maverick I ran into the same issues plaguing most other people mainly with my google apps account.

I then switched back to Outlook 2011 which I used previously. It worked fine until a couple of weeks ago it appears to hang on sync folder and will not pickup new mail without closing and restarting outlook.

I have two questions:

If anyone has any suggestion on how to fix outlook, please let me know.

Or if you recommend an email client for the mac that plays nice with google apps?

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When was the last time you tried Mail? Apple has issued fixes for the google issues. Have you tried it since they issued the updates?
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I did go back after the update but it was very slow. Mail was showing up on my phone before it would show up in mail.
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Or if you recommend an email client for the mac that plays nice with google apps?
I recommend that you completely update Mail and then run all of the recommended routine maintenance on your Mac, and then give Mail a reasonable try. I think that you will find that it is once again the best e-mail program for the Macintosh.

However, if you want an alternative, these are currently popular:

Postbox ($10)
Postbox — Awesome Email
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TC50: Postbox Takes On Outlook And Mac Mail With Smarter, Faster Email Client | TechCrunch

MailMate ($50)
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MailMate
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Review: MailMate 1.5 is no frills, all business when it comes to email | Macworld

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Another option to check out: AirMail
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Another option to check out: AirMail
Airmail doesn't have any rules feature, which may be a deal killer for some. But it's only $2 and development on it is coming along quickly, so it's worth keeping an eye on.

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Review: Airmail, an exceedingly pretty but Gmail-centric alternative to Apple Mail | 9to5Mac

There are a surprisingly large number of e-mail clients for the Macintosh. About 28 by my count. If anyone would like a full list, let me know.

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Thanks for the advice. I will definitely give mail a try and thanks for the suggestions.

Any suggestions for tweaks to mail to make work better with google?

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Any suggestions for tweaks to mail to make work better with google?
The only tweak I would suggest and it's really not a tweak, is to use the gmail IMAP protocol instead of PoP mail. The Mail setup for gmail is very easy with plenty of instructions on the gmail web page.
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Yes I have all accounts setup to use imap. However the iCloud seems to be a lot more responsive.
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Any suggestions for tweaks to mail to make work better with google?

Joe Kissell is the expert on that:

https://tidbits.com/article/14547

https://tidbits.com/article/14219

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Airmail doesn't have any rules feature, which may be a deal killer for some.
You'll be please to know that the beta of 1.4 includes local rules (finally!). Of course, any Gmail rules that the user had put in place work with Gmail accounts as they did before -- Airmail started off as primarily a Gmail client so that's why this feature has been kind of mid-way down the "next version checklist" I guess.
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