Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to Captain Blackbeard)
A new article has been issued on this subject:Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Makes it seem like you can move Mail to where it belongs from System Profiler>Applications, instead of getting to it by finding it wherever it may be and then opening the root folder. And doesn't explain how to see the path from System Profiler. Also no mention of the possibility of Mail having been moved to a sub-folder within Applications.
These are not very clear directions; they are going to confuse a number of people.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to WZZZ)
I was posting a different work-around until Apple came out with the official article:
Open a Finder window and "Find" like the screenshot: By filename for Mail.app
Track down and discard any old versions of Mail you find. They don't work anyway.
Then do these two steps:
* Run the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo 1.1.http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399
* Run the Security update.http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1586
--identified by Barney15E and JreporterMac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
I'd stick with yours. The Combo reinstalls Mail? Didn't know that. In fact, wasn't sure what the purpose of the Combo update was. I only stuck it in there because I'd seen someone else recommend it and it lead to success for a few. So I guess it put Mail back in Applications so the Sec update could find it.
I've been posting these, two of which involve moving or merging package contents -- a bit too complicated for some, but a number have reported success.
See possible fixes here.
Some have reported success simply by reinstalling the update.
Or download and apply, or reapply, the 10.6.8 Combo update first, then apply the Security Update again.
I'd suggest starting with the simplest of these fixes, so look them over first.