Way to run two instances of the mail app with different settings?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TwoBytes, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    Is there a way to run two different instances of mail with different accounts?

    Say like, firefox mobile you can run off a USB key. I didn't want to create a whole new profile to just use mail.

    Thanks for any advice! :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can have more than one account in Mail.app ...
     
  3. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh yes, fully aware! :) thanks. It wasn't a new user question. I would like to have two different profiles which are saved to two different folders, just like Firefox profiles say.

    Still looking for solutions ?
     
  4. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it would be PERFECT if there was a portable version of the Mac Mail app i could run off a USB key... :confused:
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You Could

    Use Mail for one account, and Thunderbird for the others....That's what I do...It's was born of necessity due to the bugs and glitches in Outlook for Mac, they have now been fixed, but I've left things as they are. I can have Mail and Thunderbird open at the same time with different settings. Works for me.
     
  7. mogf01 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, no answer, I just want to second the question. I'd also love to be able to run two instances of Mail.app with different configs.
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    That's What I Do

    +1 I use Thunderbird for 2 accounts, and Mail for 2 others. I actually prefer Thunderbird to Mail anyway...More features and add on's make it a more versatile option IMO.
     

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