How to Remove Mail from Mac?

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This section will guide you in removing or deleting a mail account from your Mac computer.

  • Generally, removing the mail account is quite simple and easy as adding one.
  • When you delete a mail account, all the messages and mail settings will be deleted from your Mac computer.
  • If required, take a backup of the messages and account’s mail server settings before deleting the account from your Mac computer.
  • But, a copy of the messages will be available on the account’s mail server.
  • You can also move or copy the email messages to a Mailbox available on your Mac computer.
  • To move or copy the email messages, follow the instructions given below.

Move email messages:

  1. On your Mac computer, open the Mail application.
  2. Now, the list of messages will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Select the emails from the list and drag it to the mailbox folder.
  4. Otherwise, click the Move To icon or button and select the Mailbox folder.

Copy email message(s):

  1. Select an email message you wish to keep a copy of.
  2. Drag the selected email to a mailbox while holding down the Option button.
  3. Similarly, move or copy other email messages one by one.

Remove a mail account from your Mac computer:

  • Open the Mail application on your Mac computer.
  • Select the Mail option, followed by Preferences.
  • Locate and click the Accounts option.
  • Now, the list of accounts configured on your Mac computer will appear on the screen.
  • Select the Mail account you wish to remove from your Mac computer.
  • Click the Remove button.
  • Now, the email account will be removed from your Mac computer.
  • If the deleted mail account is used by other apps installed on your Mac computer, then you must remove the account in the Internet Account System Preferences section.
  • Open Internet Account.
  • Locate the Mail option and untick the checkbox beside it.