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

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    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

    iBookG4user

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    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

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    thunderbird is set for mail and safari for rss.
     
  4. macUser2007 macrumors 65832

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    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

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

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    Yeah, it seems so :(

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

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    disable email alerts...
     

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