Disabling Mail and other unwanted programs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by c.d.embrey, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. c.d.embrey macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    How can I disable Mail and other unwanted Mac programs?

    This i MY computer and I don't want Apple choosing what programs I use.

  2. dangerfish macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2007
    What is there to disable? Just don't use it. You can use whatever whatever programs you want.
  3. GenesisJLS macrumors regular


    Apr 21, 2009
    Just drag and drop the application in the trash bin if you aren't interested in using it.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Be aware that the Mac OS is going to try to prevent you from deleting some apps.

    That's not really a problem.
    If you don't wish to use them, don't -- it's that simple.

    There are a number of alternative apps to use in place of Mail.
    One that I use is Thunderbird...
  5. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    The system will prevent you from deleting certain apps. Mail is one of those. You can force delete any app by logging on as a "Root" user but that is dangerous and can cause other problems. The correct answer has already been given. If you don't like an Apple installed app, then just don't use it. This isn't Windows. :D

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