How to Delete email Accounts on Mac?

 The default Mail app in OS X helps you manage your email. You can connect any of your email accounts to Mail app. If for some reason you want to remove an email account from your Mac OS X, it’s easier than adding one. It is also necessary to know how to delete the email addresses of accounts that you no longer use. Here we show you how to remove email accounts on your Mac.

How to Delete email Accounts on Mac?

If you have an email account on your Mac that you no longer use, you can delete or deactivate it. When you remove an email account from Mail, the account’s messages are deleted and are no longer available on your Mac. It is also essential to know how to remove email addresses from your devices for accounts you no longer use.

Remove Email Account from Mac OS X Mail:

1. Open the Mail app.

2. Click on Mail in the top menu.

3. Now click on Preferences.

4. In the sidebar/left pane, click on the email account you want to delete.

5. Now click on the “-” at the bottom.

6. Confirm the deletion by clicking OK.

How to Delete email Accounts on Mac?

Remove or Deactivate an email Account from Mac

Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock or go to Apple menu -> System Preferences from the menu bar, then open internet accounts.

To delete the account completely, select it from the list and click the minus sign at the bottom of the list. Confirm this action by click OK.

If you don’t want to delete the settings and emails for the account, you can Disable Account . This will keep the settings and emails, but the account will appear at the bottom of the list of accounts and will be marked as Inactive. Inactive email accounts don’t appear in Mail.

You can also make an account inactive by disabling all associated apps for the account.

If you want to use some of the apps available for the account, but you don’t want to add the email account to Mail, uncheck the Mail box in the apps list while leaving the apps you want to use running.


On your Mac, open your System Preferences to delete an email account.

1) Click the Apple icon > System Preferences > Internet Accounts from the menu bar.

2) Select the email account and click the minus sign .

3) Confirm that you want to delete the email account by clicking OK .

You can set up multiple email accounts in the Mail app on iOS and Mac. This is super convenient to manage all your accounts in one place. But there may come a time when you want to get rid of one of those email accounts.

You can also launch the Mail app and select Mail > Preferences from the menu bar.

1) Choose the email account you want to delete.

2) Select the email account and click the minus sign .

3) If you are using iCloud Keychain for the account, you will see a pop-up message. You will be redirected to the Internet Accounts section and steps above by clicking that button.

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