Mail app. help on MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hijaxOO7, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. hijaxOO7 macrumors newbie

    hijaxOO7

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    Hey, I've had my mac for close to 7 months now, and I just started playing around with iCal and Mail.

    I'm curious if you can set up Mail to alert you to new mail even if it's closed like iCal. Possible? Haven't been able to find anything on here.
     
  2. hijaxOO7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if you can get mail while the app is closed. I doubt it. However, if you are using 10.5 (leopard) why not just assign it a space? You could even hide the app so it's running in the background. That is what I do.


    See this webpage.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, Mail has to be running to get a new mail notification.
     
  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Mail can be closed with being quit just like iTunes, Safari, and many other programs. Why not just do that? It takes up approximately 0.1-0.2% of my CPU.
     
  6. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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    +1

    Just keep Mail.app running while on the Mac. It's definitely the application that is always running on my MacBook.
     

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