Why does Apple Mail keep opening?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markw10, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I used to use Apple's Mail program in the past but because of a lot of needs I have with many email addresses I switched to another program, Mozilla Thunderbird. I have used it for a couple years and I never open Apple Mail.
    Approximately a month ago Apple Mail started opening. I don't quite know for sure when it opens but I come to my computer to see it open but have never opened it and I simply close it to find it open the next day. I think it may have happened after one of the OS X updates but not the latest 10.6.8

    I know it's not a computer specific issue since I have 3 Mac's and every one of them is doing this. Does anyone know what could be causing OS X to open Apple Mail? Is there a way I can stop it from doing this? I don't want to remove the Apple Mail program since it may cause additional issues.

    Thank you for your help.
  2. wdw_ macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2002
    Have you check what the 'Default email reader' is set to in the Mail.app 'General' prefs?

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