2-Stupid Noob Questions re. Itunes and Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by summitRun, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. summitRun macrumors regular

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    Sorry for the naivety but I was wondering...

    1) Is Itunes actually installed if I don't accept the user agreement? I'm not sure if I want to use Itunes yet and if not accepting the UA keeps it uninstalled, that would be good to know.

    2) I would like to see how the interface of the mail program operates without entering my email address/password. Is it possible to get past that screen to open the program and have a look at it.

    I have a new 11'' MBA 11/4/148. Thanks...:eek:
     
  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    You are asked to install iTunes when it's on your disk. If you don't accept the UA, it's fine -- you can accept it whenever you want. Before that you won't be able to use it, obviously.

    As for Mail, I don't think you can. You could perhaps create a Yahoo or Gmail email to test it out.
     
  3. BurningJah macrumors regular

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    Q1: No it is installed! but if you don't want to use it. that is up to you! I like it and I'm using it since the beginning! I quiet like it.

    Q2: that I don't no! I guess not
     
  4. summitRun thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm probably not understanding...the computer was shipped with 10.7 and iTunes was already on the dock. There was no *ask* to install iTunes, which is what I am trying to figure out. Maybe the *ask* comes after the UA?

    "Show Package Contents" tells me that iTunes is a 136.7 MB program. I simply want to know if all of the files and folders that make up those MB's are actually residing/taking space on the SSD...regardless of whether or not I have agreed to the UA...or does approving the UA actually start the installation of iTunes. Hope that makes sense...
     
  5. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    iTunes is installed natively on the machine. And no you cannot open up the mail app without an account being setup.
     
  6. summitRun thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. Does iTunes provide some critical function to the OS? It would be nice if they loaded it as a .dmg and gave you the choice to install it or not. I guess it can always be deleted. It seems odd to me that I cant view a simple mail program without setting up an account :(
     
  7. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Why go into the mail app without a mail account set up??? :confused:
     

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