Where are Mail.app's configuration settings stored?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by retrovertigo, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. retrovertigo Guest

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    I am trying to write documentation for Mail.app, but whenever I delete ~/Library/Mail and go to re-enter my settings, I notice that some things are kept, such as the SMTP Server List, whether or not the incoming or outgoing server uses SSL, etc. Where is this information stored? I am trying to get screenshots of each step when I am adding an account, the screen with the checkbox for "Use SSL" when you're configuring the incoming server is skipped during the account setup. I just want to clear all of Mail's settings and start from scratch. I've already deleted com.apple.mail.plist from ~/Library/Preferences but this doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

    Edit: I did some more searching and found /Library/Mail/MailAccounts.plist. However, it doesn't include the SMTP Server List.
     
  2. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    Why not just go to Mail>Preference>Accounts

    Choose the account that is there.... click on the "-" symbol on the bottom. That will erase all the account for you and then you can set yourself up a new account from scratch?
     
  3. retrovertigo thread starter Guest

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    That's not going to do it. Some settings seem to be retained after clicking the minus sign, as I've explained.
     
  4. dankind macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know by any chance where Mail.app stores its presets for determining what's a response to a message (to show threaded emails)

    Right now if an email has a subject labelled Re: xyz or Fwd: xyz it will be associated with the 'xyz' thread. However in certain countries Re: is Sv: and Mail.app is not picking this up... anyone know a workaround for this?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Like other applications preferences are stored in a plist file in ~/Library/Preferences/ The file will be named something like com.apple.mail.plist...
     
  6. dankind macrumors newbie

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    In case anyone else was wondering.. I found it in:

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ScreenReader.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/ExceptionsDatabases/com.apple.mail.plist
     

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