Mavericks, Mail, and the new Gmail equation Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 5:43 am. PTWritten by Dave Mark If you use Mail to access Gmail, you’ll definitely want to read this article. The rules have changed. satcomer This should be posted on every Mac thread/blog that there is on the net. marcintosh Serious question: Can someone explain to me the advantages of using Mail to access my Gmail? I use the web client in Chrome and can not think of any features I’m lacking. What does Mail actually bring to the table? http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II Mail really doesn’t bring anything to the table for me except multiple mailboxes in one place. That’s why I use it for gmail access. Nick Roosevelt I use gmail for that! http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II I’ve thought about that but don’t want to mix my biz and personal mail. marcintosh Thanks for the feedback. And confirming my suspicions. I only have three Gmail addresses which I consolidate into one through Gmail so I guess I don’t have to worry about Mail/Mavericks issues. Thanks again! Moeskido So far, this is the primary reason I’m holding off upgrading to Mavericks. Sigivald On the other hand, I never took the “optimizing” steps he listed, so this just means that for me – and for most non-power-users – Gmail now works better with Mavericks. http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II I have zero issues with multiple gmail address is in mail. I don’t know what the big hubbub is all about.