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  • 15. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    It came up with clamxav....

     

    45          16          *          *          1,2,3,4,5          /usr/local/clamXav/bin/freshclam --quiet --log=/usr/local/clamXav/share/clamav/freshclam.log; open /usr/local/clamXav/share/clamav/freshclam.log

    00          01          *          *          1,2,3,4,5          /usr/local/clamXav/bin/clamscan -r --log=/Users/Drew/Library/Logs/clamXav-scan.log --scan-mail=yes "/Library" "/System" "/Applications

     

     

    So I can delete all those plists in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder?

  • 16. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    No you dont want to delete all the launchdaemons.  But I would suggest PACESupport and anacron.  I since it appears you have ClamnXSAve installed I am now suggesting you uninstall it for the moment as well.  I just downloaded it and see it comes with an unsinstaller so use it rather than manually uninstalling.  With the cron stuff, login items, and four items in ~/Library/LaunchAgents removed then all your user-specific additions that may be the cause are removed.  See if the problem persists before moving on to the global stuff in /Library (i.e., previous plan until this cron stuff turned up).

  • 17. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    No joy. I'm still getting Mail launching itself, though I've followed your suggestions throughout.

     

    So I ought to delete the ~/Library/LaunchAgents stuff?

  • 18. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Sigh   Oh well.

     

    I believe you said the problem doesn't occur when using another account.  Just to cover all bases, and before tearing into the global stuff, try one more control experiment.  Boot on safe mode and log into you normal account.  Safe mode will suppress all the third party stuff as well as your account's login items and launchagents.  I just want to see if the problem reproduces under those conditions.  I'm expecting it won't.

  • 19. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I tried safe mode a couple of times, but it inhibited use of even Apple apps, so I couldn't persist with it for more than half an hour.

     

    Given the short time to test, Mail appeared not to have the issue in safe mode.

  • 20. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Still getting Mail popping up.

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • 21. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    shaunek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I realize that this is an old thread, but I am experiencing the same problem.  I have Lion and use gmail + chrome as my default email client, but Mail continually pops up, nagging me.  I found this post just a minute ago, not sure if it works, but seems like it would.

     

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/29356/disable-uninstall-mail-app-in-lio n

     

    TresRoque, if you figured out another solution let me know, I am interested.

  • 22. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Sorry, that didn't work either.

  • 23. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    gyrex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    I'm having the same problem with Mail just opening up randomly. I don't have any mail accounts configured and it prompts me to set up a mail account. I'm assuming that some application is requesting to send mail via the Mail app but I can't figure out how to stop it from opening - it's very annoying.

     

    I'm using Chrome & Google Apps mail.

  • 24. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    @gyrex

     

    Please start your own thread. Thanks.

  • 25. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    gyrex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Explain why I should start a new thread when I'm experiencing the same problem? Have a quick read on forum etiquette champ...

    TresRoque wrote:

     

    @gyrex

     

    Please start your own thread. Thanks.

  • 26. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    You're not contributing to the solution.... *champ*.

  • 27. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,205 points)

    This thread hasn't been touched since the beginning of June.  What's the problem with someone tacking on to it now? I could see it being a problem when it was still active, but for all intents and purposes it's been dead and buried since December, 2011. You weren't seriously thinking you'd get answer after all this time, were you?

     

    The added question might, if even in some roundabout way, help to get your original issue resolved.

     

    That said, it may help the new poster to start a new topic to get more eyes on it.

     

    Message was edited by: WZZZ

  • 28. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    gyrex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Of course I'm not, I'm merely stating that I've got the same issue and would appreciate it if someone could provide a solution but thanks for your response captain obvious. Must be that time of the month eh?

  • 29. Re: How do I disable Mail?
    The Original Techdude Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    You wanna kill Mail?

     

    Copy this and paste into the Terminal

     

    sudo chmod 000 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail

     

    Type your password and it shall be done

     

    to reverse:

     

    sudo chmod 755 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail