Apple Releases OS X 10.8.5 With Mail Fix, Improvements to AFP File Transfer Performance

After a lengthy beta period, Apple today released the final version of OS X 10.8.5 (build 12F37) after seeding the ninth beta, build 12F36, to developers last week. The update, which can be accessed via the Mac App Store, includes fixes for Mail, AFP file transfer performance, screen savers, and Xsan.

10.8.5

-The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:

- Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
- Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
- Improves Xsan reliability
- Improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet
- Improves performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server
- Addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences
- Contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0

- OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5 (273.72 MB)
- OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5 (Combo) (831.13 MB)

Alongside OS X 10.8.5, Apple has also released security updates for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard:

- Security Update 2013-004 (Lion) (113.23 MB)
- Security Update 2013-004 Server (Lion) (161.17 MB)

- Security Update 2013-004 (Snow Leopard) (331.5 MB)
- Security Update 2013-004 Server (Snow Leopard) (406.49 MB)

The update also includes Safari version 5.1.10 for OS X Snow Leopard (48.40 MB), which contains security fixes and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.

Apple is also working on the next version of OS X, Mavericks, which is expected to debut in the fall. Mavericks includes multiple new features like a tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and new apps for both Maps and iBooks. Apple has thus far released seven Developer Previews of the new operating system.

Top Rated Comments

RoelJuun Avatar
94 months ago
How about fixing the disappearing mouse cursor for once and for all??
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WhackyNinja Avatar
94 months ago
One Word: YES!

Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theRevIsNotDead Avatar
94 months ago
Who cares; give me new Macs or give me death.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Greg McBride Avatar
94 months ago

How about fixing the disappearing mouse cursor for once and for all??


With so many operating systems named after cats, I'm surprised it took this long for mice to be impacted.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sesnir Avatar
94 months ago

I have to unhide my ~/Library folder again


This annoys the **** out of me. I get they want to keep consumers from messing with things but come on.


I used to hate that too, but then I realized you can just hold "option" so that "Library" appears under the "Go" menu in Finder. Now I don't bother unhiding it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aajeevlin Avatar
94 months ago

How about fixing the disappearing mouse cursor for once and for all??


WOW! You are the first person that I know that is having the same issue. I rarely get that, but when I do it is very annoying.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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