Possible to have mail start hidden at boot?

mjgunn

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Sep 7, 2006
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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.
 

MoparShaha

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May 15, 2003
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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.
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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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.
 

Allotriophagy

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

Code:
--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?
 

mjgunn

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