Taming Apple Mail

I bought a used Mac Mini from work and upgraded the OS to Snow Leopard. I have no use for Apple Mail because I check my email on the web. I removed Apple Mail from Dock and thought I won’t have to see it ever again. Not so. It kept loading at startup asking me to set up an account. I pressed cancel each time. It didn’t happen every time I turned on the computer but it happened enough times to make it annoying. I checked the Login Items in the Accounts setting of System Preferences and Apple Mail was not listed. Continue reading “Taming Apple Mail”

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Transferred everything from Apple Mail to hosted Google Apps

My ISP decided that their email service sucks because they offer limited space (100MB! oh, please) and spam is a huge problem. Earlier this week, the ISP announced they are moving to Google Apps. My email address is changing (though slightly). This is a mini shock to me. I’ve been with the same ISP since 2001. I resisted getting one of those free webmail accounts so I can avoid changing email addresses if things go south. I started with dial up service and resisted signing up for cable to wait for DSL to be installed around where I lived. Even when my phone company offers a cheaper combo package of DSL with MSN, I still prefer having my local ISP to handle my internet service. Local businesses are getting sucked up by corporate America everyday so I try to support local businesses as much as I can. Continue reading “Transferred everything from Apple Mail to hosted Google Apps”