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26 Jun 2012   #1200
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
If those reg's are already included then I wonder why, for me at least, the one 'cure' didn't work for the default mail client part of the equation? Maybe they have to be applied after making WM work?
I don't know for yours, but on my 8 with WM, on first install with no extra registry merges other than the one from post 1230 merged just one time! ..and even looking again right now at WM's Tools> Options> is showing that it's the default Mail & News handler, and so therefore of course each of the two Make Default buttons are greyed out since it's in effect.

As with 7, on 8 I have no other email clients other than WM installed.


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27 Jun 2012   #1201
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Sorry, I understood perhaps wrongly from what has just been said here that the xsmile reg fixes from my old default mail client thread (note: I used 2 not 1) were supposed to be part of the single fix in post #1. Sorry now I'm lost.

I don't see the point of a tutorial if one has to read thousands of posts...why hasn't #1230 been incorporated into post #1? Or perhaps a large font proviso included in post #1 to read also post #1230?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you as I'm reading things at extreme speed. If so I apologize.
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27 Jun 2012   #1202
endeavor

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Sorry, I understood perhaps wrongly from what has just been said here that the xsmile reg fixes from my old default mail client thread (note: I used 2 not 1) were supposed to be part of the single fix in post #1. Sorry now I'm lost..
Yes Peter, Both! of those attachments registry information was/is already included into the WinMailEdit.reg in Post 1, and that was done back in 2009.
What I'm also saying as already noted is that the WinMailEdit.reg in post 1 is now incomplete since it is missing New pertinent registry information that's included in post #1230, but is Not in post 1

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I don't see the point of a tutorial if one has to read thousands of posts...why hasn't #1230 been incorporated into post #1? Or perhaps a large font proviso included in post #1 to read also post #1230?
I totally agree! ..it should be put into Post #1. (Edit - it now is on page 1)

I have not asked Mark to do it, has anyone else?
Many of us, many times, have asked/hinted to Brink if he would do so, but he has not answered that question directly iirc I don't think, but indirectly he has said to others posting in this thread that they should move on from WinMail, of which I can only assume is for all the good reasons that Slartybart so eloquently outlined so well at the beginning of his Tutorial on Post #1.
I see it as a good disclaimer too, but for those who get it, and who are 'capable' then can Easily have WinMail (the updated Outlook Express) on Windows 7 if they want to, and I personally will have it on 7 for many years to come!

Quote:
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you as I'm reading things at extreme speed. If so I apologize.
I hope I've cleared up any wonderings.

For Post 1 we do need ''Someone'' if Mark has moved on from the subject, and if he gives permission, who will edit Post 1 and possibly combine the Manual way that's there already (updating it's old reg file of course with the new one) ..and also give users another choice of a faster more accurate way of doing it by putting in Slartybarts combined automation process; or if not, at least put a link pointing to it.

Any ideas for who?
It's complicated, many of the original contributors have moved from WinMail?
Ideally though and realistically I would think? ..it would best be someone who has WinMail installed already. No I'm not volunteering myself, but I will contribute and work behind the scenes in the ways of my expertise as I've been doing right along.
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27 Jun 2012   #1203
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Thanks for clarifying it. That takes us back to to whether or not someone wants to take ownership of the thread if Mark has left or is otherwise busy and that would be either the forum owner, Shawn or any of the Moderators I would imagine.

Sorry but I can't for reasons previously given.
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27 Jun 2012   #1204
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I just PM'd a couple of people and copied you in on it.
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28 Jun 2012   #1205
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Shawn Brink has done it I believe. Check it out please.
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28 Jun 2012   #1206
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10
 
 

Thank you Peter for your help in getting the Page 1 Tutorial updated to be Current, and thank you Shawn for making it happen!

Thanks to Slartybart for taking over the ownership and maintenance of the tutorial.

Thanks to Each and Every person over the years who has contributed to this project.

Long Live WinMail ...even with its current understood limitations, including being unsupported.
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28 Jun 2012   #1207
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I was merely the messenger - but thank you ;-)
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08 Jul 2012   #1208
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vmcinab View Post
Thanks everybody -- with the help of you fine folks and a lot of internet research, I finally got everything working perfectly last night (or this morning) around 2:30 a.m. -- even the SendTo problem. Sooooo nice to have WinMail back again -- I am very happy!! :-)
Hi vmcinab, could you please tell me how you solved the 'Send To' problem? I've been using WM now for a couple months & love it except for that glitch.

Thank you,
grits
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09 Jul 2012   #1209
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gobbledegeek View Post
Try this if you have used the method described at the front of this thread to enable Windows Mail in Win 7 and now can't install SP1:

1. Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\ and move the file msoe.dll to another location. If it won't move you will need to 'take control' of the file as described in the first page of this thread. (This is the file you downloaded to make the modification).

2. Open Control Panel - System and Security - Windows Update - View update history. Look for KB978542 and uninstall it. This update addresses a security threat to Windows Mail and makes numerous changes to the registry.!
Thanks for posting this.Had trouble with installing SP1 on 7 gave up trying again and found this. But i do not have the update KB978542. However something stopped win mail working and i just got thunderbird. I deleted the msoe.dll If win mail is that special to MS they can keep it. Running scannow and will try SP1 again

EDIT: Scannow found/fixed corrupt files but sp1 is still giving error 80004005
Edit: Chkdsk found no problems
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