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  1. #1

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    Apr 26, 2008
    Question How to Hide Mail when mac is started?
    Hi guys. First of all, I am new to mac. Had to switch from pc cause Of too many hardware freezes. The question I have, is there a way to have Mail Open at Login, but not display the mail screen when mac os starts? When I choose hidden in the account login section, it still shows up when mac starts. I just like to be able to start mail with mac and just see how many mails i got (just shows # of mail icon but not show mail screen)

    Anyway, thanks. I am using Leopard 10.5.2.

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    voiceofra's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 02, 2007
    St Helens, OR, USA
    MacBook CoreDuo 2Ghz 768M RAM
    As an alternative you could get a menu bar mail checker app - if you've got gmail, use the gmail notifier or one of the other available apps
    Do a search or browse through on
    I found serveral different apps that check mail and have a notification in the menu bar - some free, some not.

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    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Set Mail to start up as a Login Item under System Preferences => Accounts and then check the box next to it to hide it after launch:

    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    NPuter's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP
    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Set Mail to start up as a Login Item under System Preferences => Accounts and then check the box next to it to hide it after launch:
    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    ...When I choose hidden in the account login section, it still shows up when mac starts....
    I don't know what is going on, checking that should do the trick... Why don't you check it a second time to make sure it's checked...

    "The forums are not only a place to have questions answered, they are a place to be part of a community..."

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    puaerotch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 21, 2005
    iBook G4 OSX Tiger
    Check out this thread:

    I can't imagine this solution not working on 10.5 but I don't know for sure.
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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    According to this page the hide in mail has not worked since 10.4. I tried it here and it did not hide. I set Safari to hide at login and it worked but not mail. They have a little application that makes mail hide till it's fixed. Check out this URL.

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    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    One of the things I like about Eudora was that it remembered its last state when it was launched. Meaning, if you had closed all of the windows before you quit it the last time, it would open up, check your mail, and (if you hadn't gotten any new mail) then sit quietly.

    It would only open a new window when you got new mail.

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