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Old May 29, 2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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Uninstall Mail.App

Hi all

My woe started after the 10.5.3 update, Mail would crash basically every step of the way and I can't get my...well mail. Despite efforts to fix it, no luck. So, I know I can reinstall the entire app from scratch with my Leopard disk. My question is, how do I completely and utterly remove any traces of Maill.app on my computer...err?

I don't care about preferences, e-mails, none of it. I just want the app gone.

Can anyone help?

Thanks alot
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Old May 29, 2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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Well I know you can just drag Mail.app to the trash and delete it.

You could also use AppZapper which will find everything related to Mail.app and delete it too.
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Old May 29, 2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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Used Appzapper, and I still have all my old e-mails and account preferences intact

Anyone else can help? Aren't there physical files in folders I can delete to get rid of it completely?
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Old May 30, 2008, 12:13 AM   #4
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Used Appzapper, and I still have all my old e-mails and account preferences intact

Anyone else can help? Aren't there physical files in folders I can delete to get rid of it completely?
Just got to Home > Library > Preferences and delete the file "com.apple.mail.plist".

Then go to Home > Library and delete the folder called "Mail". That should get rid of the last traces.
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Old May 30, 2008, 08:52 AM   #5
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Can anyone help?

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Yeah, don't do it. Mail is not the cause of your problems. Removing it will not cure your problems, but it may cause other problems down the line.
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Old May 30, 2008, 10:10 AM   #6
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Yeah, don't do it. Mail is not the cause of your problems. Removing it will not cure your problems, but it may cause other problems down the line.
...alright, so what should I do instead?
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Old May 30, 2008, 10:11 AM   #7
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Yeah, don't do it. Mail is not the cause of your problems. Removing it will not cure your problems, but it may cause other problems down the line.
I agree! Post your specific problems here, or, better, on the Apple forums for Mail. Someone like Ernie Stamper will probably have a quick solution for you
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Old May 30, 2008, 08:26 PM   #8
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I agree! Post your specific problems here, or, better, on the Apple forums for Mail. Someone like Ernie Stamper will probably have a quick solution for you
Thanks, I'll try the Apple support forum.
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Old Sep 3, 2009, 11:09 AM   #9
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Hello Everyone

Have a look here. This does it. For some reason all my accounts were set to SSL and I also needed to make sure the outgoing SMTP was set custom to port 25. Maybe it was overkill but I can email :-)

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2998

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Old Jun 15, 2010, 02:23 AM   #10
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My preferred email client is Thunderbird which I use for all my accounts. I would just leave Mail alone and ignore it but every time I start my Mac it pops up wanting me to create an account... can anyone tell me:

a) a good reason not to uninstall Mail.
b) why Mail keeps annoying me on startup.
c) how long port 25 has been custom for SMTP
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c) how long port 25 has been custom for SMTP
Port 25 is not a custom port. Port 25 is the standard port for SMTP.
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My preferred email client is Thunderbird which I use for all my accounts. I would just leave Mail alone and ignore it but every time I start my Mac it pops up wanting me to create an account... can anyone tell me:

a) a good reason not to uninstall Mail.
b) why Mail keeps annoying me on startup.
I'm exactly the same. Have been a TBird user for years even before I switched to Mac but Mail keeps popping up and trying to download all the scrillions of emails on the server. Annoys the hell out of me. I tried dragging it to Trash but didn't work.

What downstream effects could there be for uninstalling it?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:02 PM   #13
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Get rid of mail app popping up

The quickest as harmless way to get it of mail popping up is to compress it. Just right click and select compress.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 04:28 AM   #14
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another option
delete the accounts in mail.app
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