Reset mail on my mac?

February 2, 2011 at 15:48:56
Specs: Macintosh OS X
i need to reset it COMPLETELY like delete everything on mail ONLY!!!!! and everyone keeps saying go to library and then delete stuff but i dont know where to find the "library" or "username" button please helppppppppp

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February 2, 2011 at 22:04:34
Please provide concisely accurate information so you can get better and quicker answers. :)

From what I can summarize, you want to delete all your e-mails in the Mail application on your Mac, and nothing else? Or, do you want to find the folder where they are located? Or both?

From that summary, here's the best response I can give you:

To delete your mail by finding the folder, you need to follow a few guidelines.

1) Switch to the Finder, and in the menubar at the top of the screen, open the Go menu.
2) Click "Go to Folder..."
3) Not including quotes, type in "~/Library/Mail" and press return. (~ represents your home folder's directory/path.)
4) Hold down the command key (the key with the four-leaf clover loop or "command" written on it in newer models, and press the up arrow key. This takes you up a level to Library.
5) Let go of the keys, and hold down the command key, and press the delete key to move "Mail", which should be highlighted, to the Trash.
6) Let go of the keys.
7) Click and hold down your mouse click on the Trash can in the Dock (as if you were going to drag, without dragging).
8) Click Empty Trash, and in the dialog that appears, click OK.

When you reopen the Mail app, your mail and profile should now be deleted, and Mail should have the introductory dialog reopened.

I hope this answers your question accurately and as easily (step-by-step) as possible.


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