Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 1:34 AM (in response to AlphaPo)
Same here. MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display.
Tried repairing security permissions - no change.
Tried rebuilding mail by deleting the envelope files as follows, but no change:
"You can rebuild the Envelope-Index by throwing it away, it's located at ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/
1.Your Library folder is hidden by default. Select Finder (in the dock) > “Go to Folder” and then enter “~/Library.”
2.In ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData, delete any file that begins with “Envelope Index,” such as Envelope Index or Envelope Index-shm.
3.Mail will rebuild the Envelope index when it is reopened. It will take a few minutes to rebuild the entire index."
I have multiple accounts, so I went into Mail, Preferences, Accounts and disabled all but one account to try and isolate it. This then worked OK.
So I re-enabled one account at a time and each time checked whether it worked. One by one they were re-enabled and worked OK.
In the end I had re-enabled all of the accounts that I disabled, and it was working. Can't explain it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 2:28 AM (in response to Rossiter/SATX)
Same issue: Welcome to Mail evry mail stratup. MBP 13" 2012 i7. Have tried to isolate by disabling accounts and rebuilding mailboxes, but still it goes on. So far Mail working outside of this annoyance.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to Greg_Priestley)
Greg, I tried your solution. No Joy! I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for an answer. I'm glad it worked for you. One exception to your method; I didn't delete the Envelope Index files, I just renamed them. As it turns out, this was a good safety measure as after the index rebuild only a handful of recent emails were accessable. Restoring the original files returned the database.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to AlphaPo)
Here is a solution:
1. Start OS X Mail
2. Go to: Preferences ▸ Accounts
3. Turn off all your mail accounts with „Enable this account”
4. Quit Mail
5. Restart Mail
6. Go to: Preferences ▸ Accounts
7. Activate all your mail accounts with „Enable this account”
8. Quit Mail again
9. Restart Mail
"Welcome to Mail" has now disappeared!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 7:37 PM (in response to FMALCK)
I didn't find that this worked quite as advertised. I had two disabled accounts that had not been "downloaded" during the initial launch of Mavericks Mail. Disabling all the active accounts as described above didn't eliminate the opening dialog box; only when I activated the two disabled accounts, let them begin to download, quit, and relaunched did the initial dialog finally disappear. I infer that Mavericks Mail keeps a list of all accounts that have been (even partially) downloaded, and as long as as any account remains uninitialized, the dialog will continue to appear.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to FMALCK)
Success! Thank you all for the support you have provided. The key was in renabling ALL the accounts. I had only been renabling the accounts I routinely send/receive from/to, as the other accounts forward to them. Now that all is well, I have once again disabled the forwarding accounts and Mail is behaving.