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How to remove an email account from Mac Mail
How to remove an email account from Mac Mail
  • Article ID: 49782
  • Last modified date: April 28, 2010 12:04

This article tells how to remove an e-mail account from Mac Mail on an OS 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6 system.

Very Important = When you remove an e-mail account from Mac Mail, it will permanently delete any mailboxes, messages, notes, drafts, sent items and to do items under that e-mail account.  In order to save a copy of those items, you will need to move them over to an “On My Mac” mailbox.

For more information on how to create and move mail to an “On My Mac” mailbox, please see Mac Mail 10.3 -10.6 – How to backup email in Mac Mail.

How to remove an email account from Mac Mail

Open your Mac Mail client


From the Mail Menu, select Preferences


Click Accounts


Click on the Account you want to remove in the left hand menu


Click the minus ( - ) button on the bottom left of the Accounts window.


Click “Remove” to complete remove the account (remember, any items that have not been saved externally or moved over to an On My Mac mailbox will be permanently deleted)

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