I'm running Sparrow mail client and would love to disable Mail.app, which keeps opening from time to time.
You could try selecting the Mail icon in the Applications folder, select Get Info (⌘I), and under permissions, set Everyone to no access. That should prevent the program from launching.
From Apple Support, the steps to switch to a different mail reader are:
- Open Mail (/Applications/Mail)
- From the Mail menu, choose Preferences
- Click the General button
- Choose your desired default email application from the "Default email reader" pop-up menu.
This article also provides instructions to change the default mail app by editing the appropriate plist configuration.
I think you can uninstall the mail app using [CleanMyMac. I did this on an older version of OSX without any problems afterwards.
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protected by nohillside♦ Mar 15 '13 at 14:52
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