Lost my Mail app...can I reinstall just Mail 2.0

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fmp3, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. fmp3 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2006
    I managed to screw something up on my G5, 10.4.6......Mail no longer will open. I was trying to fix spell check and decided to try Pacifist--to reinstall an older version of mail off of a G5 install disc--with the idea I could update to the lastest version via software update. Basically, I was trying to burn down the barn to get rid of the rats. I did. I thought I "updated" the mail package with Pacifist, but the result was that Mail acts like it is opening (icon flashes briefly) and then nothing. Please help. Can you reinstall just Mail 2.0?
  2. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I don't think you can just install Mail. If you find out you can, I'd be interested to know. Have you tried simply deleting the mail preference file?
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Umm... By older version do you mean a pre-Tiger release of Mail? If so, get your hands on a Tiger disk and try Pacifist again to put Mail 2.0 back on. It should work properly. :)
  4. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    Use this to extract and reinstall a specific app from your Mac OS X files:

  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Did you read the original post or anything else for that matter? I'm surprised you even understood the topic without reading.

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