How do I uninstall Daylite Mail Assistant? (Legacy Plugin) How do I uninstall Daylite Mail Assistant? (Legacy Plugin)

How do I uninstall Daylite Mail Assistant? (Legacy Plugin)

Welcome to our help article on how to uninstall Daylite Mail Assistant, a plugin that connects with Apple Mail to add emails to Daylite. If you're experiencing any issues or errors with Daylite Mail Assistant, or if you're simply looking to remove it from your Mac, you've come to the right place.


In this article, we'll provide step-by-step instructions on how to safely remove and easily uninstall the Daylite Mail Assistant plugin from your Apple Mail application.

Please note that this article pertains to the Daylite Mail Assistant legacy plugin, which is usable on macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 13 Ventura. If you are running macOS Monterey or macOS Ventura and are using the newer Daylite Mail Assistant extension, you can find instructions on reverting to the legacy Daylite Mail Assistant plugin at Reverting to the Legacy Mail Assistant Plugin from the new Mail Assistant Extension. If you are running macOS 14 Sonoma and wish to disable the newer Daylite Mail Assistant extension, please see How do I uninstall Daylite Mail Assistant? (Extension).

To uninstall from within the Daylite application:

  1. Quit Mail if running.
  2. Open Daylite, hold the Command ⌘ button on your keyboard while selecting Daylite from the top menu > Uninstall Mail Assistant.
    daylite menu to uninstall mail assistant
  3. In the window that appears, enter your macOS User Name & Password, then click OK.

enter mac os username and password

To uninstall manually:

  1. Quit Mail.
  2. Open Finder.
  3. Along the menu bar, select Go > Go to Folder.
  4. Copy/Paste /Library/Mail/ and click Go. Finder go menu to go to /library/mail folder
  5. If a "Disabled Bundles" folder is present, move it to the trash.
  6. Open the "Bundles" folder.
  7. Depending on past versions of Daylite installed, you may see the files below. If you see any of these, move them to the trash:
    • DayliteMailAssistant.mailbundle
    • DayliteMailIntegration.mailbundle
    • DMI.mailbundle

Deleting daylite mail assistant folder from bundles

8. Once done, relaunch Mail. The Daylite Mail Assistant sidebar will no longer be present.

If you have ever installed Daylite 3 on your Mac, also go to ~/Library/Mail/Bundles and delete the DMI bundle found there.