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Hi,

Sometime ago MacMail was uninstalled from my system. I am currently using Leopard OSX 10.5.8 on a 2008 Macbook and I tried to re-install the MacMail application from my installations CDs, which it did. It installed version 3.4 of MacMail.

However, when I come to open it, it says "you cannot use this version of Mail with this version of Mac OSX". To the best of my knowledge, 3.4 was the ONLY version I've ever had on my Macbook (like I say, it got uninstalled some time back as I didn't use it).

I have tried the Software Update feature which does not prompt for anything and I do not know how to update/install a working version. I have read the other threads and nothing seems to be working. There is no "Mail.plist" in my library, and no other versions of Mail exist on my system.

Please can anyone help me?? I need a Mail client and Thunderbird isn't cutting it. I also do not use MobileMe nor have Time Machine setup so there is nothing I can "jump back to" to restore it.

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The reason your version of Mac Mail isn't working with Leopard 10.5.8 is because it was updated several times along with Leopard. Likely you're several versions behind.

What's wrong with Thunderbird? I'm currently using version 8 (the latest) and it works just fine for both mail and news.

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There's no problem with Thunderbird, I just don't like it as much as MacMail (seems less responsive); but I'd like to be able to update my Mac program, but none of the updates I've downloaded allow me to do anything.

I downloaded Mail Update

but got the error message "You cannot install Mail Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update."

Any suggestions?

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Why don't you try an Archive and Install which Leopard allows? In other words, reinstall Leopard over itself. All your data and documents will be preserved in a separate folder. After that, use software update to bring Leopard up to the latest. Or, buy a copy of Snow Leopard from the Apple Store ($29.99) and install it over Leopard.
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I have managed to fix the problem now. Many thanks to those who tried to help!!
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