How to Sign Out of Mail on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Signing out of Mail on Mac is a simple process that ensures the security and privacy of your email account. Whether you want to switch to another account or simply want to prevent unauthorized access, it’s essential to know how to sign out properly. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to sign out of Mail on Mac.

Step 1: Open the Mail App
To begin, locate and open the Mail app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search (Command + Space) and typing “Mail” in the search bar.

Step 2: Access Preferences
Once you have opened the Mail app, click on the “Mail” option in the menu bar at the top of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences.” Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Command + Comma (,).

Step 3: Select Your Account
In the Preferences window that appears, navigate to the “Accounts” tab. Here, you will see a list of all your email accounts configured in Mail. Select the account that you wish to sign out from.

Step 4: Sign Out
After selecting your desired account, click on the “Sign Out” button located at the bottom left corner of the Preferences window. A confirmation pop-up will appear asking if you want to sign out. Click “Sign Out” again to confirm.

  • Note: Signing out of an email account will stop syncing new emails and other data associated with that account.
  • Tip: If you have multiple accounts configured in Mail and want to sign out from all of them simultaneously, repeat Steps 3-4 for each individual account.

Step 5: Quit Mail (Optional)
If you want to ensure that you are completely signed out, you can quit the Mail app. To do this, click on the “Mail” option in the menu bar and select “Quit Mail.” Alternatively, use the shortcut Command + Q.


Signing out of Mail on Mac is a crucial step to protect your email account’s privacy and security. By following the simple steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily sign out of your email account within the Mail app.


  • Always sign out of your email account when using a shared or public computer.
  • If you frequently switch between multiple accounts, consider using separate user profiles or creating different user accounts on your Mac for each account.

Now that you know how to sign out of Mail on Mac, you can confidently manage your email accounts while keeping your information secure.

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