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22 Aug 2009   #1

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windows mail for windows 7

hi can anyone tell me how i can get windows mail for windows 7 i liked it in vista but microsoft have murdered the only decent email program i would sooner use it than any other program worse case scenario i will revert to some software i use nearly 4 years ago at least its better than the rubbish windows live mail actually anything would be better but id prefer windows mail any help would be most appreciated

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22 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Don't think you can get it anymore, I hate Live mail as it can't do messasge rules but I found a way to get them back, I setup Outllook Connector for Outlook 2007 to receive my messages.
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22 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

This question has been asked a few times. We have a tutorial here and how to reinstate Windows Mail.
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22 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

That's a link for Vista Windows Mail if peeps can't get it....

Thanks for the info Swarf By the way any way you can set it as default mail handler I can't figure it out it just keeps reverting to this

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07 Feb 2010   #5

Enabling Windows Mail in Windows 7

I found this elsewhere and I have no idea if it even works as I do not have Windows 7 installed yet, but I will give it a try. I hope this helps everyone if it's true.
Regards to all.

Enabling Windows Mail in Windows 7
Some people Running the Windows 7 Pre Beta 6801 have been asking about Windows Mail in Windows seven
and where they can find it.

The strange thing is it is there but it's hidden and doesn't do anything when you click on it, although you will see it in task manager, so if you do want Windows Mail this is what you have to do.

First go to folder options and deselect hide protected operating system files and do not show hidden files, you will now be able to see the Windows Mail executable file which was previously hidden.

Next go to your programs folder and Windows Mail folder and take Ownership of all the files in there, you will need to do this one file at a time and Don't Forget to Give Yourself FULL CONTROL of each file.

Just in case there is another fix for this in the Future you may want to make a copy of this folder and keep it somewhere

Once you have taken ownership and given yourself full control copy all your files from Vista's Windows Mail folder and paste and replace ALL of the files in Windows 7 Mail folder.

That's it and DON'T try to click on the Original Hidden WinMail.exe file, if you do you will not be able to replace it, as it will run and you wont see anything but you will still need to kill the process in task manager.
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07 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Or you could just use Thunderbird. Mozilla Download
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