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Beware Country-Specific iTunes Stores

If you buy an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and you happen to be a user of the iTunes Store in more than one country, take note which country's store you're viewing in iTunes when you plug in the device for the first time. This will be the country the device will register with, and you will be forever barred from purchasing or even updating free apps from anywhere else. The only way out is to delete everything on the device and do a full restore.

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Mail Services Update 1.0

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Apple's Mail Services Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard Server comes with brief release notes, stating only that it addresses "issues affecting overall mail service reliability and performance." Although Apple recommends the update for all users running Mac OS X Server 10.6.2, there have been reports of it causing problems, along with a possible solution outlined in an Apple Discussions thread. It's available via Software Update or the Apple Support Downloads page. Installation instructions for the update are available on Apple's Web site. (Free, 20.59 MB)

 

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This update killed my smtp server, generating a repeating log message that tlsmgr could not start up. An unhelpful person at Apple Enterprise Support pronounced, incorrectly, that it was an issue with my system and advised me to erase and reinstall the server. Rather than do that, I reinstalled the 10.6.2 combo, which fixed my server but overwrote part of the update as well.

The following thread identifies others experiencing the same problem, with the same series of error message, and identifies a fix that should be better than reinstalling the 10.6.2 installer: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2269047
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-19 14:29
Great information, thanks! I've added it to the article.