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    Mac Mail App Opens Itself Randomly
    My Mac Mail App opens itself randomly in split screen view. It started a few weeks ago and happens maybe 2 or 3 times per week. I did a Google search tonight and found the following Mac Mail App Opens Itself Randomly, Fix - macReports I've not tried any of the suggested solutions yet as there are comments on there saying that the suggestions haven't worked. So I thought I'd ask on here before I do anything. has anyone on here had this problem and/or have you got a solution? Thank you.

    (I'm running a 21.5" iMac Late 2012, 8GB Ram, 1TB Storage, Mac OS Mojave Version 10.14.6)

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    Now why won't my reply Post???



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    It started a few weeks ago and happens maybe 2 or 3 times per week.

    Can you think of anything you might have added or changed just before the problem started???

    I assume it had been working properly before that time and after any recent software update???

    From the article and the users comments, it sounds like Apple has a bit of a problem, but that leaves the question as to why isn't it happening for everybody???

    EDIT:
    Finally, the post worked, but only after I had deleted the last line, and it didn't have any naughty words.
    If I add it here as an example, the post does not work. Strange and weird...




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    This is the missing.deleted line that causes the post above not to post. How to put it into quotes here.


    The mystery continues... and I assume all your Mail/OS Preferences/option settings are set correctly...
    EDIT:
    I'll leave the reason as a mystery for the Admins to sort out!!!



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    Hi Patrick. The only thing I've updated are the usual updates that come from Apple. Can't think of anything else. You have made a good point in 'why isn't it happening for everybody?' Could it be a Mojave problem? I wonder if it would not occur if I updated to Catalina?. Catalina has now been available for 6 months so any teething problems should be sorted??? I don't use anything with 32-bit apps so not a problem for me in that respect. Thank you


    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    This is the missing.deleted line that causes the post above not to post. How to put it into quotes here.




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    I'll leave the reason as a mystery for the Admins to sort out!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
    My Mac Mail App opens itself randomly in split screen view. It started a few weeks ago and happens maybe 2 or 3 times per week. I did a Google search tonight and found the following Mac Mail App Opens Itself Randomly, Fix - macReports I've not tried any of the suggested solutions yet as there are comments on there saying that the suggestions haven't worked. So I thought I'd ask on here before I do anything. has anyone on here had this problem and/or have you got a solution?
    I've never heard of this problem before. (And I hear from literally thousands of Mac users regularly.)

    I just looked at the article that you cited. Why are you hesitating to try the things that the article suggests trying? Not a single one of them is hard, or not easily reversible, or potentially damaging. Give them all a try and then let us know if none of them work.

    Some research shows that Google Calendar is frequently blamed:
    Solution for those who have the Mail app randomly open a window. : MacOS

    Also consistent is that no one seems to be having the problem in any Mac OS version other than Mojave. So, if nothing else seems to work, and if it's a viable option, you may want to upgrade to Catalina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    I've never heard of this problem before. (And I hear from literally thousands of Mac users regularly.)

    I just looked at the article that you cited. Why are you hesitating to try the things that the article suggests trying? Not a single one of them is hard, or not easily reversible, or potentially damaging. Give them all a try and then let us know if none of them work.

    Some research shows that Google Calendar is frequently blamed:
    Solution for those who have the Mail app randomly open a window. : MacOS

    Also consistent is that no one seems to be having the problem in any Mac OS version other than Mojave. So, if nothing else seems to work, and if it's a viable option, you may want to upgrade to Catalina.
    Hi Randy. I will try the suggestions from the article and if no joy I'll update to Catalina. However, to answer your question on why I've not already tried, it is because I value and respect the knowledge and opinions of people on mac-forums.com as they've been extremely helpful to me in the past so I prefer to look for answers here before going off on a tangent elsewhere :

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
    ...to answer your question on why I've not already tried, it is because I value and respect the knowledge and opinions of people on mac-forums.com as they've been extremely helpful to me in the past so I prefer to look for answers here before going off on a tangent elsewhere :
    Thank you for your faith in us!

    Makes me wonder why my wife thinks that I'm an absolute idiot...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    Thank you for your faith in us!

    Makes me wonder why my wife thinks that I'm an absolute idiot...?
    She doesn't really, she probably thinks you're an

    Anyway, I've checked through all the suggestions in that article of which most were set correctly. Just changed re the 2nd suggestion in 4, changed re suggestion 5 and force quit the Mail app re suggestion 7. I'll give it one month and then I'll report back. Will probably only move to Catalina if it turns out I haven't resolved this problem in Mojave.

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    Damn, again I am unable to post my reply.

    Maybe an admin or moderator could help me sort out whatever the problem is.



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    Let's ee if this will post by enclosing it as a quotation.


    [QUOTE]
    I will try the suggestions from the article and if no joy I'll update to Catalina.

    But maybe try booting up in Safe Boot Mode before you do that and see if it possibly solves your problem.

    If so, the problem would be due to some third-party extension that's getting loaded with a normal boot. That could also affect Catalina if the extension is not fully compatible if you were to update to Catalina.


    I've checked through all the suggestions in that article of which most were set correctly.[/QUOTE]

    Even if the settings were set correctly, Change them into something that isn't correct then change them back to the correct settings. This will force the preferences to be updated correctly, just in case they are slightly corrupt.




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    I will try the suggestions from the article and if no joy I'll update to Catalina.

    But maybe try booting up in Safe Boot Mode before you do that and see if it possibly solves your problem.

    If so, the problem would be due to some third-party extension that's getting loaded with a normal boot. That could also affect Catalina if the extension is not fully compatible if you were to update to Catalina.


    [QUOTE]I've checked through all the suggestions in that article of which most were set correctly.[/QUOTE]

    Even if the settings were set correctly, Change them into something that isn't correct then change them back to the correct settings. This will force the preferences to be updated correctly, just in case they are slightly corrupt.




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    [QUOTE=pm-r;1845379]Damn, again I am unable to post my reply.

    Maybe an admin or moderator could help me sort out whatever the problem is.



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    Let's ee if this will post by enclosing it as a quotation.


    [QUOTE]


    But maybe try booting up in Safe Boot Mode before you do that and see if it possibly solves your problem.

    If so, the problem would be due to some third-party extension that's getting loaded with a normal boot. That could also affect Catalina if the extension is not fully compatible if you were to update to Catalina.




    - - - Updated - - -




    But maybe try booting up in Safe Boot Mode before you do that and see if it possibly solves your problem.

    If so, the problem would be due to some third-party extension that's getting loaded with a normal boot. That could also affect Catalina if the extension is not fully compatible if you were to update to Catalina.


    I've checked through all the suggestions in that article of which most were set correctly.[/QUOTE]

    Even if the settings were set correctly, Change them into something that isn't correct then change them back to the correct settings. This will force the preferences to be updated correctly, just in case they are slightly corrupt.




    - Patrick
    OK thanks Patrick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    Thank you for your faith in us!

    Makes me wonder why my wife thinks that I'm an absolute idiot...?
    I think your wife and mine have been conversing with each other.
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    I think your wife and mine have been conversing with each other.
    Actually Sly, it's a secret conspiracy between wives throughout the world. They know they have us just where they want us but make us believe otherwise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Actually Sly, it's a secret conspiracy between wives throughout the world. They know they have us just where they want us but make us believe otherwise!

    And here's a case of a wife proving it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I think your wife and mine have been conversing with each other.
    You are probably right. Have you ever heard two wives speaking with each other? They go on endlessly about how all men are hopeless buffoons.
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