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Hi, i made the switch from Windows to Mac 5 weeks ago...

I am delighted that i made the move and everything seems to be "better" on the mac, HOWEVER... i am close to throwing my macbook out the window as the Mail app is useless...

I am running 3 accounts (2 Gmail & one normal account) from Mail

Every second day, it either stops sending or stops receiving or both... and i have to revert to gmail itself each time this happens (hence it is not a problem with either of my 3 email accounts)

How could such an app be so unstable... it really baffles me
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if the mail doesn't work as you say, i would definitely throw it out. Mail is the only thing that is worth buying a Mac for.....in fact don't throw, i'll buy it from you for $50..i'll pm you my address for posting...

joking aside, are you using Lion or snow leopard?
if you haven't seen this, have a read it may help
Apple - Support - Mail

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PM me your address... yours for $50...

Ha, i am using Lion, i will check the link out later, thanks
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Also if you really cannot stand/make OS X's default Mail app work for you there are others out there that do a good job as well.

8 Awesome Alternatives to Mail.App on Your Mac | Mac.AppStorm

And a very minimal mail client, Sparrow — Get mail done

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Or you could, you know, methodically troubleshoot the actual problem and, you know, fix it ... oh heck no let's just throw it out the window or put a band-aid over the issue.
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Actually, I have myself spend 8 hours+ (Twice, several months apart because I could not believe this could be so stupid) trying to get Apple's Mail to play nice with Gmail. I got it almost right in the end, using a guide on the internet but there was still several annoyances that did not want to disappear and that drove me nuts.

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Thanks all... will check out all of the above...
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