Can I get notifications with Mail App if App is closed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacAttack89, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2010
    I was wondering is there a way to close Mail App on mac and still somehow be notified when there is new mail to look at?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Aug 17, 2009
    You might possibly be able to do something with fetchmail. You or a wise geek would have to study it well to figure out how to accomplish what you want.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    Do you mean close or quit? Why not just close it / hide it when you aren't using it? It'll be unnecessarily difficult to try and fetch mail with the application quit. If you use Gmail, you could use a menubar app that notifies when you have new mail. Then you could open Apple Mail to read and deal with it. But I don't see the point of quitting Mail at all if it's your main client.
  4. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No, there is not. Plus it defeats the entire purpose of having Mail closed. You could use GrowlMail and close Mail's window, which would have the effect you seem to be looking for.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2010
    I was looking for something that pop'd up on my screen and said new or mail or whatever, without having the mail app open, I just dont like leaving all these programs open all the time
  6. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's no problem with leaving apps like Mail open all the time. It's not using significant resources just to check for new mail every minute.

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