HT2500: Mac Basics: Mail (Mac OS X v10.6 and earlier)Learn about Mac Basics: Mail (Mac OS X v10.6 and earlier)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to humble2u)
Have you recently updated anytyhing?
Mac OS X v10.6: Mail.app won’t open, or "You can't use this version of Mail…" alert after installing Security Update 2012-004:
Fellow user Grant Bennet-Alder offers this solution:
Some users have reported this problem if the Mail Application has been moved out of the top-level /Applications folder, or duplicated in another location.
When the Security Update is done, the old version of Mail is disabled.
The solution has been to:
1) make certain Mail is in the /Applications folder
2) There is no other copy anywhere else.
3) Once steps 1 and 2 have been done, Manually download and re-apply the Security Update (2012-004) by hand.
If the Mail.app has been LOST, it can be re-installed by applying the 10.6.8 version 1.1 combo update. But this update is quite large and it is usually not necessary:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to Klaus1)
I duly followed all the advice, but to no avail. I do get what appears to be an error report ...
Unable to load nib file: MailViewer, exiting logout
I achieved this by right clicking on the Mail application folder, slecting 'Contents' and then MacOS and clicking on the Unix application. What is this nib flie and is this relevant to my problem !