If you've bought a second hand Mac, or simply want to switch email addresses in your Apple Mail application, then you will want to delete the excising email account. Here's where we show you how to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac. See all Apple tips and tutorials.

Deleting an email address from Apple Mail is incredibly easy, all you need to do is go in to the settings, locate the account and click remove. That's it, all existing data from that email account will be removed from Apple Mail. Follow this step-by-step guide and you will be able to delete accounts from Apple Mail willy-nilly.

How to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac: Step one

The first thing you're going to need to do is open Apple Mail, then go to the Menu bar and open Mail > Accounts.

How to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac

How to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac: Step two

Believe it or not you are nearly there. All you need to do is click the Mail account you want to delete and click on the remove “ – “ symbol in the bottom left of the window.

How to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac

How to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac: Step three

A new window will then appear and you will be asked ‘Are you sure you want to delete the account “[email protected]”?'. Press OK and your will have removed the account from Apple Mail.

How to remove Apple Mail accounts permanently from your Mac

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