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how can I stop the OSX Mail app from opening periodically? I am not talking about startup, I mean when the system is running. If I do not quit the mail app it will be coming to front on a regular basis. It sometimes even opens when I have another program/app in full screen mode and divides the screen to also open in fullscreen...

How do I run the mail app minimised without itself opening all the time?

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    Welcome to Ask Different! Are you saying that Mail opens by itself and also takes control of your screen without interaction from you? – fsb Aug 20 '19 at 18:05
  • Thank you! Yeah, that is what is happening. Not when I quit the app, but I want it to run in the background, so I get the notification if a new message arrives. – mickra Aug 20 '19 at 18:53
  • Thank you @Tetsujin for the link. Sadly it is only a workaround – mickra Aug 20 '19 at 18:55
  • I think the 'real' workaround is to not use fullscreen. – Tetsujin Aug 21 '19 at 6:20
  • well that workaround would be even worse :D though it still opens when I am not in full screen mode – mickra Aug 21 '19 at 11:53

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