Remove “You have mail” in the macOS terminal

By Bernie FitzGerald •  Updated: 06/28/23 •  1 min read

Do you keep getting the “You have mail.” message when you open your terminal? There is an easy way to stop this message from happening. You do this by using the mail app in the macOS terminal and deleting the messages.

Follow these instructions to get rid of the message:

  1. Open terminal
  2. Run mail
  3. Enter the command d *
  4. Quit the mail app with the command q

Or watch this short video that shows me doing the above:

That is all there is to it!

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Bernie FitzGerald

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