How to Quit Mail on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

How to Quit Mail on Mac

Are you tired of constantly checking your emails and want to take a break from the Mail app on your Mac? Quitting Mail temporarily or permanently is a simple process that can help you regain focus and improve productivity.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to quit Mail on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Quitting Mail temporarily

If you only want to close the Mail app temporarily, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Click on the Mail icon located in the Dock at the bottom of your screen. The Mail app will open.
  2. Step 2: In the top menu bar, click on “Mail” and select “Quit Mail”. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Command + Q.
  3. Step 3: The Mail app will now close, and you won’t receive any new email notifications until you open it again.

Method 2: Disabling automatic launch of Mail on startup

If you want to prevent Mail from automatically launching every time you start up your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences”.
  2. Step 2: In the System Preferences window, click on “Users & Groups”.
  3. Step 3: Select your user account from the left sidebar.
  4. Step 4: Click on the “Login Items” tab.
  5. Step 5: Locate “Mail” in the list of applications and uncheck the box next to it.
  6. Step 6: Close the System Preferences window.

From now on, Mail will no longer launch automatically when you start up your Mac. You can manually open it whenever you need to check your emails.

Method 3: Uninstalling Mail from your Mac

If you have decided to completely remove Mail from your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open Finder by clicking on its icon located in the Dock.
  2. Step 2: In the top menu bar, click on “Go” and select “Go to Folder”.
  3. Step 3: In the “Go to Folder” window, type “/Applications/” and click “Go”.
  4. Step 4: Locate the Mail app in the Applications folder.
  5. Step 5: Drag and drop the Mail app to the Trash bin located in your Dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on it and select “Move to Trash”.
  6. Step 6: Empty the Trash bin by right-clicking on it and selecting “Empty Trash”. Confirm when prompted.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Mail from your Mac.


Remember that removing Mail from your Mac means you won’t be able to send or receive emails using the Mail app. If you later decide to reinstall it, you can do so by downloading it from the Mac App Store or the official Apple website.

With these methods, you can quit Mail on your Mac temporarily, prevent it from automatically launching on startup, or even completely uninstall it if desired. Choose the method that suits your needs and enjoy a break from email distractions!

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