Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing
Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from /Applications/ . At some point Mail.app got upgraded from version 4.2 (the one that came with the original installation discs) up to version 4.5, and it never got updated in my computer because the application was in a different directory - and it never complained until now.
This is the error message that I get when executing Mail.app:
You can't use this version of Mail with this version of Mac OS X. You have Mail version 4.2 (1078/1085). It can't be used on Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Build 10K549)
I have tried:
- Moving back Mail.app to /Applications/ (same error message)
- Running Software update (there was nothing to install, I'm up-to-date)
- Re-installing Mail.app from the installation discs (it installed version 4.2 again, the problem persists)
None of the above have worked so far. Any ideas?
I followed @BSDGuy's advice and managed to update Mail.app to version 4.5. But I'm getting the same error, except that now it's complaining about version 4.5! This is the error message:
You can't use this version of Mail with this version of Mac OS X. You have Mail version 4.5 (1084/1085). It can't be used on Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Build 10K549)