Mail Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mojitochica, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. mojitochica macrumors member

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    Mail keeps asking me to setup an email account like every 15 minutes, and I don't want to use Mail. Any tips on how to stop this from happening?
     
  2. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Is an application that you are using trying to open a new email message?
     
  3. mojitochica thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm, I don't think so. I just have Finder, Firefox, iClock, and TextEdit running. I setup iCal to sync with my Google Calendar the other day, but I didn't see anything in iCal preferences that have anything to do with sending emails. I attached a picture of the window that keeps popping up.
     

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  4. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    How is Mail even starting?

    I have a 2nd Mac that I don't want to have Mail either, and it never launches.
     
  5. mojitochica thread starter macrumors member

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    I have no idea. It just starts popping up from the dock. It's really irritating :mad:
     
  6. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Try deleting the Mail preference files (com.apple.mail.plist, com.apple.mail.searchhistory.plist), located in /your_user_name/Library/Preferences.

    Then delete the "Mail" and "Mail Downloads" folders in /your_user_name/Library/.

    Now see if that fixes things.
     
  7. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    If you quit mail, does it start up again later?
     
  8. mojitochica thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, every 15 minutes or so. :mad:
     
  9. mojitochica thread starter macrumors member

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    I did delete the com.apple.mail.plist file, but I'll delete the rest also and report back.
     
  10. mojitochica thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I've figured out what's triggering Mail. I setup iCal to sync with my gCalendar. I have events that send reminder emails, so the reminder emails are triggering Mail.

    Now my question is does anyone know how to strip the reminder emails in iCal but keep them in gCalendar?
     
  11. mojitochica thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I found a plist file in the Calendars directory in my Library directory. Does anyone have any idea what I should change to turn off the Mail trigger?

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>AutoDiscovery</key>
    <false/>
    <key>CalendarHomePath</key>
    <string>/calendar/dav/xxxxxgmail.com/</string>
    <key>CalendarProxySupport</key>
    <false/>
    <key>CalendarServerPrivateEventsSupport</key>
    <false/>
    <key>CalendarUserAddresses</key>
    <array>
    <string>mailto:xxxxxxx@gmail.com</string>
    <string>/calendar/dav/xxxxxgmail.com/user</string>
    </array>
    <key>Color</key>
    <string>#808080FF</string>
    <key>Delegate</key>
    <false/>
    <key>Enabled</key>
    <true/>
    <key>Expanded</key>
    <true/>
    <key>FullName</key>
    <string>FName LName</string>
    <key>InboxAvailabilitySupport</key>
    <false/>
    <key>InboxPath</key>
    <string>/calendar/dav/xxxxxxxxgmail.com/inbox/</string>
    <key>KeepOffline</key>
    <false/>
    <key>Kerberos</key>
    <false/>
    <key>Key</key>
    <string>346A9F90-461A-4E4C-B009-12937062BA43</string>
    <key>Login</key>
    <string>xxxxxx@gmail.com</string>
    <key>Order</key>
    <integer>5</integer>
    <key>OutboxPath</key>
    <string>/calendar/dav/xxxxxxgmail.com/outbox/</string>
    <key>PrincipalURL</key>
    <string>https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/xxxxxx@gmail.com/user</string>
    <key>RefreshInterval</key>
    <integer>900</integer>
    <key>Title</key>
    <string>gCal</string>
    <key>Type</key>
    <string>CalDAV</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
     
  12. vasanth4u macrumors member

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    Hi
    The best way to delete that is .
    Try to create a new User account and try setup mail and check that message come up or not .
    If it is coming up then go ahead reinstall mail application by the use of install disc.
     

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