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Apple Mail update fixes OS X 10.5.6 stability issue

updated 07:55 pm EST, Mon December 22, 2008

Apple Mail update

Apple has released an update to its Mail app that addresses several stability issues. The problems revolved around the recent change to Mac OS X 10.5.6 which had caused Mail to unexpectedly quit for many users. The release should be installed if the OS update did not properly install the "3.5 (930.3)" version of Users can check the exact build by opening Mail and choosing "About Mail" from the menu.

The release appears to be Apple's first fix amid the large number of problems reported with the 10.5.6 update. Users have encountered lags with the installation, system crashes, kernel panics, hardware connectivity issues and even disruption of Time Machine backups.

The Mail update is available from Apple's support page. If the correct version is already installed on a system that still shows stability issues, the company suggests that third-party plug-ins should be removed or updated.

by MacNN Staff





  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Isn't this where some anonymous user posts how this is just another indicator of Apple's imminent demise?

    And those bugs must've been huge for Apple to release such an update so quickly and out of sequence.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    sloppiness abounds...

    When you consider that Apple couldn't even get the download sizes right on their tech support pages, it does appear that this update has been a veritable smorgasbord of s****-ups! Whether this points to Apple's demise is another thing. For comparison, Ferrari's pit crew screwed up quite a bit this year but I don't think the boys in red will be disappearing anytime soon!

  1. rmoody

    Joined: Dec 1969


    der der der

    um, can't get the download sizes right? The size of the update depends on what hardware you have.

  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    One reason I use Combo

    I always install the Combo update for reasons such as this. I've never had a problem doing so. My version of Mail is up to date already without this new update.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Combo Update...

    Two Words "Combo Update" - download either the 327 megabytes version, of the 600 megabytes version, and simply run it as another updater - no problems whatsoever. Ever.

    Personally, I always feel Apple's software update should just run nothing but the combo updaters, but I understand why they are trying to have a smart update system (which does work well 90% of the time).

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    im one of the unlucky ones that had the freeze. Now my mac wont even turn on. Seriously sad that an update has rendered my machine dead. Ill stick with linux from here on in. At least if it crashes i havent forked out good money for an os.

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