I have recently updated my iMac (late 2012) to macOS 10.14.4, to keep up with Apple’s new patches and added features. I always expect issues in all OS update, on any platform. Alas, a bug appeared in the built-in mail application, and it started by telling me the password was wrong for one of the accounts I had.
Since the email mailbox was created in IMAP, I had no worries about existing emails on Google’s cloud. So, I decided to delete it from the iMac and set it up again. Nope, it didn’t like it.. I got an awkward error message:
Restarting the iMac and redoing the steps above didn’t help. So, I created a new user on the iMac and attempted to create the email address again <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Spammers, don’t worry, I’m cancelled the domain soon :)
Step 1 : Launched the Mail app for the first time, and attempted to add a new G Suite account. Then, I was prompted to open Safari (the built-in browser) to continue.
Step 2 : You enter your credentials, first the username
Then, the password
Step 3 : Once you’ve entered the correct credentials, it will take you back to the Mail app to conclude the setup.. and here is the funny bit.. It created the account using a different email address.. LOL.. (it’s the address I defined as the recovery address in gmail)
Again, spammers.. I use this address for registrations, and the spam filter will take care of you :)
This is a good bug to analyze, because it only occurs on select accounts. Are the G Suite structures different? Is it a change in Google’s API that Apple’s developers didn’t see in the documentation? I’m waiting for the patch.
The bottom line is, Apple’s quality assurance went down considerably after Steve Jobs, may he RIP.