mail keeps starting on it's own.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by steve knight, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. steve knight Suspended

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    I don't use mail but i have it setup for emergency use. I use Thunderbird. but every day or so I find mail up and running. I use command q and close it down then I find it up again. I don't reboot most of the time just put my mini to sleep. I don't have mail set to open on boot and it is not on the dock.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Have you checked Mail's preferences to see if it is set to be the default email reader and default RSS reader?
  3. steve knight thread starter Suspended

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    thunderbird is set for mail and safari for rss.
  4. macUser2007 macrumors 65832

    May 30, 2007
    Weird. I have exactly the same problem.

    I use Entourage, and have never set up Mail.

    But, Mail keeps starting, a few times a day, and wants to create an email account.

    I was actually wondering if it's some spam applet, which found its way to my Mac, and is attempting to send emails out. But most probably, it's something from Apple... :D

    Anyone with any ideas how to kill Mail for good?
  5. c0bracommander macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Figured it out. It seems iCal syncing with Google calendar prompts mail to send an email alert.
  6. macUser2007 macrumors 65832

    May 30, 2007
    Yeah, it seems so :(

    How to you stop this, though?
  7. ahm macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    disable email alerts...

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