Confusing labelling of Background Tasks in latest MacOS


Over the last 10 days or so, I have been frequently receiving a message that “Software by Ben Gotow added items that can run in the background. You can manage this in Login Items Settings”.

To Reproduce…

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Use latest version of MacOS (Ventura 13.1) and Mailspring (1.10.7).

Expected Behavior

I’m not sure what part of the OS/Software triggers this message, but would expect it to refer to “MailSpring” to save users huting down who Ben is :slight_smile:



  • OS and Version: MacOS 13.1
  • Installation Method: I think installer, but most recently was updated from within Mailspring
  • Mailspring Version: 1.10.7

Additional Context


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