Apple Mail 4.5 (OS X Snow Leopard)
Apple Mail 5.3 (OS X Lion)
Apple Mail 6.0 (OS X Mountain Lion)
Apple's Mail is among several email clients in use on campus, and is not supported by all schools and units. Please refer to the document "Email Specifications by School," or speak with your local support provider to find out which e-mail client is recommended for your use.
Important note: all versions of Apple automatically update to the latest available versions for their respective operating systems, currently 4.5 for OS X Snow Leopard and currently 5.3 for OS X Lion. Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests allowing these update processes to complete.
Mail is a graphical email client for Mac OS that accesses mail on remote servers via either the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) or the Post Office Protocol (POP). To use Mail, you need an account on a mail server running IMAP or POP, such as pobox.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
Mail 6.0 is included in the current default install of OS X Mountain Lion.
- Mail 4.2 is included in the default install of Mac OS 10.6.x Snow Leopard. Updating to Mac OS 10.6.8 brings the Mail version to 4.5.
- Mail 5.0 is included in the current default install of OS X Lion. Updating to 10.7.4 brings the Mail version to 5.3.
- Mail 6.0 is included in the current default install of OS X Mountain Lion.
IMAP mail configuration instructions are available for OS X Snow Leopard.
LDAP directory configuration instructions for the Penn Online Directory are available for OS X Snow Leopard.
The following documentation is available for this product:
Primary computing support is usually located in the schools, units, and residences, close to the faculty, staff, and students being served. Contact lists are available for:
To look up your local support provider, select your University affiliation above. You also may call First Call at 215-573-4778 to request a referral if you are not sure who to contact.
- The email FAQ from mail.sas lists the most common questions and includes additional configuration advice.
- Apple's Mail product page.
- Apple's web site.