Possible to have mail start hidden at boot?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mjgunn, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. mjgunn macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I would like mail to start at boot and start checking my mail for me, but not have the mailbox window pop up. Is it possible to do this? I picked "hide" in the accounts prefs, but it still loads anyway.
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Yeah, this is a bug with Tiger. I have submitted a feedback report to Apple at every Tiger update since 10.4, but they apparently don't care.

    This frustrates me to no end.
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    this frustrates me to such an end that it is one of the main reasons i don't use mail anymore. AFAIK, there is no fix.
  4. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2006
    Possibly make a little Applescriptlet for your start-up items? I got the following from here.

    --Hide App 
    tell app "System Events" 
    tell app "Mail" to activate 
    tell process "Mail" to keystroke "h" using command down 
    end tell 
    end tell 
    Something along those lines might work?
  5. mjgunn thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2006
    Forgot to post, I used the script, its working nicely, thanks for the help

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