Cannot remove IMAP account from Mail

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ashcat, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. ashcat macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm using OSX 10.6 & Mail 4.2.

    We just want to use a POP account with Mail.

    For some reason an IMAP account was previously added, which I want to delete (Mail keeps trying to send / receive from this IMAP account, which isn't set up, and stops Mail working)

    However, when I try and delete it by going to Mail -> Preferences, then selecting the IMAP account and pressing the '-' button - it won't delete it! It just stays there in the left hand column. How to I delete it?

    thanks
     
  2. TaSobekRa macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Go to ~/Library/preferences and pull the com.apple.mail.plist to the trash. Restart the computer, then re-launch mail.
     
  3. ashcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I tried doing that, but when I open Mail up again there is still an IMAP account listed (the POP accounts have all gone), which does not go away when I delete it!
    Any other suggestions?
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried repairing permissions on the drive? Also you could try to delete the folder that holds all the IMAP account folders in ~/Library/Mail where ~ is your home folder. Close Mail and delete anything in that folder that starts with IMAP and then reload Mail and see if that helps anything.
     
  5. matto1376 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    Hi, Did anyone find a resolution to this? I am having the same issue - cannot remove an IMAP account - it just keeps on coming back!
    Any ideas?
     
  6. matto1376 macrumors newbie

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    Deleting IMAP account

    I found this elsewhere - but I will post it here because I have found a few people with this problem and no resolution.

    Went to System Preferences / Accounts
    Clicked on Login Options
    REMOVED an entry for Network Account Server

    as referenced by:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2244828&tstart=90
     

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