How do I get rid of annoying mail app

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  1. command-key macrumors newbie

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    I just converted from years of windows based machines to a new macbook pro this summer. Most things are great, though I have a few complaints.

    One complaint is the little mail icon on the dock is constantly bouncing up and down asking to get setup. I checked all preferences and couldn't see how to remove it. I eventually linked my gmail account to see if I could turn it off once it was linked, but it is still bouncing down there asking for stuff. It is super annoying and I cannot see any preferences to turn it off or hide it.

    My friend was having the same issue and drug his to the trash, now he has an error message popping up "mail cannot be found" so I don't want to do that.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Just quit the app and remove it from the dock by right clicking and selecting remove from dock under options.
     
  3. command-key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no option for remove from dock
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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  5. command-key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the thing is that it keeps opening back up. It isn't a program that stays on the dock if I quit the program. It is only on the dock if the program is open, but it just opens it self up constantly.
     
  6. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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  7. command-key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Originally it was bouncing on the dock and when I click it (to stop the bouncing) it would ask to setup the account.

    After I setup the account it bounces until I click it and it asks for the account password. Once I enter the password it just shows the email from my gmail account.

    If I force quit it goes off the dock, but reappears in a few hours.
     
  8. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    It shouldn't reappear. Are you sure it is in no autostart list or you click some email address in a browser which is still linked to the Mail.app, in which case you'd have to change that behavior in the browser prefs.
     
  9. command-key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my browser opens the web-based gmail when I click an email, I just tested it to be sure.

    Where would the autostart list be? I had a mac friend look at it and he was even a little puzzled.
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    System preferences>accounts>login items

    or, right click mail on the dock and look at options...see if login at startup is checked
     
  11. command-key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everything is unchecked except for ituneshelper.
     
  12. Mal macrumors 603

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    If you're referring to the list in System Preferences, anything on the list (checked or unchecked) will be launched. The checkboxes only refer to whether it will be hidden on startup, not whether it will launch. If Mail or anything else that might be launching it is on the list, remove it. Ignore the checkboxes, they have nothing to do with your problem.

    jW
     
  13. command-key thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, thanks didn't know that but it makes sense. Mail is not on the list.
     
  14. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Also you may want to setup a dummy account so you can get to the default mail program options. Like Safari's "Default Browser" control. The default mail client for OS X settings are in Mail.app>Preferences, which you can't get into until you create an account. So every time you click on a mail address it will keep launching mail.app until the default is resolved.
     

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