Want to remove Mail rules from Mac Mail? Or maybe you need to disable Mail rules when an erroneous mail rule has erupted some havoc in the Mail app?
Perhaps you have created an auto-responder for Mail and no longer needs that email rule anymore, or maybe you misconfigured an email rule that causes some problems with the Mail app and wants to delete it. Whatever the situation, we'll show you how to remove Mail rules from the Mail app for Mac OS. We will also display a troubleshooting strip to disable mail rules manually via the file system.
How to remove mail rules from Mac Mail
To delete a mail rule from the Mail app to Mac OS, here's what to do:
- OPTIONAL 1
- Open the Mail app on Mac
- Pull down the "Mail" menu and select "Settings"
- Select "Rules tab
- Select the Mail rule you want to delete, then click the "Remove" button
- Confirm that you also want to remove and delete the Mail rule  How to remove mail rules in the Mac Mail app "width =" 610 "height =" 598 "class =" aligncenter size-large wp-image-87689 "srcset =" http://cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content /uploads/2019/07/howto-remove-mail-rules-mac-3-610×598.jpg 610w, http://cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/howto-remove-mail- rules-mac-3-300×294.jpg 300w, http://cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/howto-remove-mail-rules-mac-3-768×753.jpg 768w, http: //cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/howto-remove-mail-rules-mac-3-900×882.jpg 900w, http://cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads / 2019/07 / howto-remove-mail-rules-m Repeat to remove other mail rules if desired
- ] Optional, quit and restart Mail app
With a mail rule deleted, the email rule will no longer be activated and it will no longer be available. This completely removes the email rule from the Mail app.
Remember to turn on wi-fi again if you had disabled wi-fi to remove the mail rule. Of course, if Mac does not use Wi-Fi, you need to disconnect and connect to any other network in use, such as an Ethernet cable.
Sometimes it is not possible to remove a Mail rule for any reason, and in that case you can instead try to manually disable mail rules. This can be useful as a troubleshooting method for some email scenarios where an email rule is incorrect or causes problems with the Mac Mail app.
How to manually disable email rules from Mac Mail
If an existing email rule causes problems, you can manually disable all Mail rules on the Mac Mail app manually by going to a set of rule files in the file system. This process is slightly different depending on which version of MacOS you are using, because some of the folders or files will be different.
- Take your Mac offline by pulling down the Wi-Fi menu and selecting "Turn off Wi-Fi off"
- Exit the Mail app if it is currently open
- Open the Finder in MacOS  Pull down the "Go" menu and select "Go to Folder", and then type the following path (including tilde ~):
- In the "Mail" folder , open the directory called "V6" (previous versions of MacOS may call this folder V2, V3, V4, V5, etc.)
- Open the folder named "MailData"
- Find the files named all (or some if other deficiencies of the following:
- Create a new folder somewhere else that is easy to find on Mac, such as Desktop, and drag the files to the newly created folder
- Launch the app app new, the mail rules are disabled
- Go to Mail> Settings> Rules and adjust or remove any mail rules as needed
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Don't forget to turn the wi-fi back on.
This latter approach may be useful for troubleshooting purposes if an incorrectly configured e-mail rule was set up and causing some problems.
Do you have other tips, tricks, or troubleshooting suggestions, disabling or removing Mail rules from the Mac Mail app? Share with us in the comments below.