Apple Mail 4.5 (OS X Snow Leopard)
Apple Mail 5.3 (OS X Lion)
Apple Mail 6.2 (OS X Mountain Lion)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level Apple Mail document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Monday, 17-Dec-2012 16:08:57 EST.
Apple's Mail 4.5 (for OS X Snow Leopard) and Mail 5.3 (for OS X Lion) are on the supported products list for Fiscal 2013. Support for Mail 3.6.x was discontinued when support for OS X Leopard was retired in Fiscal 2013.
Product History At The University
Apple Mail has been supported at the University since Fiscal 2004.
The 2005 client/server email client evaluation team evaluated Mail 1.3.x in Spring 2005 and gave it supported and recommended status for Fiscal 2006, while giving Mail 2.0.x supported status. The 2007 client/server email client evaluation team evaluated Mail 1.3.x and Mail 2.1.x in Spring 2007. They gave both versions of Mail supported status when used in IMAP/POP environments for Fiscal 2008. For Fiscal 2009, support was phased in for Mail 3.3.x (for Mac OS 10.5.x) while support for Mail 1.3.x was discontinued when Mac OS 10.3.x was phased out in July 2008. This support was carried forward into Fiscal 2010, with support for Mail 4.x being added with the release of Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard in August 2009. Support for Mail 2.1.x was discontinued when Mac OS 10.4.x was phased out in July 2011. Support for Mail 3.6.x was discontinued when OS X Leopard was phased out in July 2012.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
Mail 6.0 is included in the current default install of OS X Mountain Lion. Updating to 10.8.2 brings the Mail version to 6.2.
Various user-level documentation for ISC's Exchange service, including Apple Mail-specific instructions, are located here.
Various user-level documentation for ISC's Zimbra service, including Apple Mail-specific instructions, are located here.
LDAP directory configuration instructions for the Penn Online Directory are available for OS X Snow Leopard.