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Mail starts at boot up on my MacBook

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CeeJaa@Mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 15, 2013 7:18 AM

Mail is not set to automatically start when I log in but yet it launches at start up each time. I've tried to resolve it on my own but can't seem to find any logic as to why it automatically launches at start up.


It launches on my MacBook but not my iMac. I've verified the settings are the same on both machines. I am running the most current IOS and am current on all my apps and software.


Does anyone have a suggestion? Could it be a setting from another program on my MacBook that is requesting the launch of mail?


Thanks in advance for your assistance,


MacBook Pro 17" (early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7), Also: Windows 7 (VMWare Fusion)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to CeeJaa@Mac)

    Do you close Mail before turning off the computer? If not, do that. Also, when you turn off the computer, unmark "Reopen windows when logging back in"

  • lfitz85 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 12:04 AM (in response to CeeJaa@Mac)
    • Command-click (right-click) on the Mail icon if it's in your dock
    • Hover over "Options" in the menu
    • If "Open at Login" has a tick next to it, deselect it




    • Go to the "System Preferences"
    • In the search box, start typing "login items" then choose it when it appears below
    • Make sure Mail doesn't appear in that table, if it does, select it and choose the minus button at the bottom to delete it from the list



    If Mail isn't there, I'd say a something is calling upon it to open at Start-up, make use of the login items list to see if that can help you figure out what might be opening Mail on you.  It might be some stupid program that wants to send a registration email or something.


    Where do you get most of you're apps from?  Mac App Store or the internet?


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