Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to a brody)
OK that worked.
I now have 5.3 open but there is no main window and some of the functions aren't working.
When I looked in Preferences>Accounts there is just a blank window.
If I open a new message there is nothing in the sender drop down box and no signature.
Looks like I've lost my connection with my account.
I can still get the messages in Safari.
So getting closer, how do I reconnect with my Mail Account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to a brody)
When I say that worked I meant that I was able to archive the other version of Mail.
But please look at the other issues I have with getting Mail to work in the above post.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 5:06 AM (in response to Graeme C)
Are you using any system modification tools such as Macaroni, or Onyx, or even God forbid Mackeeper? Macs do not need those tools, and can get corrupted if they use them indiscriminately.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to a brody)
No, there's nothing like that aboard.
Let's look at the obvious.
For some reason I moved Mail out of the applications folder to the desktop.
I updated the system software.
Now do not have account information or a whole lot of other issues not showing up although I do have the mail in the Library somewhere. I can't find an actual Mail folder however.
Seems to me there is a problem with updating.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 4:48 AM (in response to Graeme C)
Well the faulty backup may have confused the poor updater. Probably best to move anything from the faulty update into a folder outside the Library folder so it doesn't try to update that which doesn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to Graeme C)
Use FindAnyFile http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/ to locate all your copies of Mail and all your copies of the Mail folders, and create a folder on the desktop called old Mail. Move all your old mail into that folder, renaming folders so they aren't overwritten before each move. Make sure only the newest copy of the application is in your Hard drive -> Applications folder. Reboot, and import mail from the desktop folder after reconfiguring your account from scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to a brody)
The operating system does not allow you to remove the application Mail (5.2 version) from the Application folder.
There is a newer version (5.3) called Mail 2 in there as well.
How can I remove the older version without getting the message:
“Mail.app” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X.
Many thanks so far ....