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Is there a way to disable the data detector "feature" from Mail?

Data Detector snapshot

LE: OSX 10.8.3 / Mail 6.3 (1503)

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No, Mountain Lion data detectors can not be disabled with a hidden preference (or the preference is so well hidden that nobody has published the details).

Once you know the name, you can search for articles on how to do this in case someone discovers a solution. Sadly, you used to be able to disable these at the terminal on 10.7, but I don't know of a way to disable them on Mountain Lion.


If you are on Lion or earlier, try this...

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Doesn't work for me. I even restarted OSX and they still appear. I checked and i did run the command ok as the value is YES. Daniels-MacBook-Pro:~ daniels$ defaults read com.apple.mail DisableDataDetectors YES –  daniels Apr 13 '13 at 19:43
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Grrr. I haven't tested it on the latest builds. It sure used to be dependable. Why not edit in your version into the question and I'll dig to see if there's any other info on disabling them now. –  bmike Apr 13 '13 at 20:21
    
Added version. Thank you so much. This "feature" is really really annoying. It would be a life saver to disable this. –  daniels Apr 13 '13 at 20:57
    
I'm not able to find a quick answer. –  bmike Apr 13 '13 at 21:14
    
hehe, happens to the best of the best –  Buscar웃 Apr 13 '13 at 21:46

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