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Windows 7: Windows Mail


17 Mar 2009   #1219
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
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How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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02 Aug 2012   #1220
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post

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
Hi grits,

I've wanted to get back to you for a quite a while now about your Send To question but I've been quite busy elsewhere at work, but I know that I can solve this little pesky problem for you when the time permits; not that you use this function that often though.

What I need to know first if you would remind me please what other email program(s) and their version numbers that you also had and/or still have installed along with WinMail please. Also, Naturally I assume you have made sure that with whatever these other email programs you have installed that you have/had ''already gone into their Options somewhere and selected to make sure they were/are 'Not Set' to be the default email client'' ?

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03 Aug 2012   #1221
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

After a fresh windows 7 install I took ownership of the windows mail folder in program files, deleted the folder and replaced it with a backup folder of windows mail that i have.

After this windows mail worked fine until I did an update of Windows 7.

I've forgotten which updates cause Windows Mail to stop working.

Rather than go over this new installation method you've listed in this tutorial, could someone advise the MS updates I need to install to get Windows Mail working again.

Please advise further, thanks..
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04 Aug 2012   #1222
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

Ok fixed the problem. Just took ownership of the windows mail folder in both program files and program files (x86), deleted the two folders, and readded the windows mail folder to program files. all working now.
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04 Aug 2012   #1223
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
Ok fixed the problem. Just took ownership of the windows mail folder in both program files and program files (x86), deleted the two folders, and readded the windows mail folder to program files. all working now.
Glad you got it going again krohm,

I was not aware of any updates since the known installing of SP1 breaks it but for that you simply need to just put the original msoe32/64.dll back is all, but other than that there was nothing else I was aware of.

To check to see if there is anything else at Windows Update new to break WM, I just went to WU just now and see I have about 30 important updates to do (I haven't done any updating since SP1 so these updates are naturally post SP1) ...I just now updated what they had, rebooted, and tracking all the changes I can see that no changes were made to WinMail, and starting WM up it works as good as it ever did... ...and so unless you just installed SP1 as mentioned above, then there are no new updates that breaks WM again; and btw, when the time comes that SP2 or whatever comes out and if it breaks it again, we will simply figure out a way to solve it.

Next time you do a fresh install I would suggest using the new automated tutorial on Page 1 since not only is it automated making it much faster to re-activate WM - it also has more fixes in it than the original one did, and surly you will want those installed.
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04 Aug 2012   #1224
grits

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by endeavor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post

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
Hi grits,

I've wanted to get back to you for a quite a while now about your Send To question but I've been quite busy elsewhere at work, but I know that I can solve this little pesky problem for you when the time permits; not that you use this function that often though.

What I need to know first if you would remind me please what other email program(s) and their version numbers that you also had and/or still have installed along with WinMail please. Also, Naturally I assume you have made sure that with whatever these other email programs you have installed that you have/had ''already gone into their Options somewhere and selected to make sure they were/are 'Not Set' to be the default email client'' ?
Hi endeavor,

I have Eudora 7.1 & have set it to 'Not be default'

Thank you.
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05 Aug 2012   #1225
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Hi endeavor,

I have Eudora 7.1 & have set it to 'Not be default'

Thank you.
Good Morning grits, before I install Eudora on my test bench setup, could you give me some more details, like what do you see when you open WM and look in the tab of: Tools> Options> General ...iow, do you see the 'Make it Default' 'Button' greyed out, or is it Bolded and accessible, ect...

...the more little details you give me the more it helps.

Could you show me which webpage and link to download the exact v7.1 one you downloaded, is it the Sponsored version or which Other version? I need to install the exact same one would be good.

Also, did you install Eudora After you had activated WM, or was it before? ..or both?!

Do you still use Eudora and/or why do you still have it still installed?
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05 Aug 2012   #1226
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Well grits instead of waiting for your answers and using the time I have at this moment, I quickly installed Eudora 7.1.0.9 and I guess it was in sponsor mode. I quickly setup an account via it's first run prompts -okay it's running...

...however back to WinMail, when I right click on a file and click "Send To> Mail Recipient - WinMail starts right up opening a new email with that file attached - which is what I assumed you wanted to do right? ..and so my WinMail still works fine even with Eudora installed.

..and so this is where if you would answer these other questions would be helpful for me to try and re-create what you have done in the past that made it so that your Send To> Mail Recipient is not working? ..actually please explain to me how and in which way it does not work - what happens when you right click any file and click the Send To> Mail Recipient?

When you installed Eudora and opened it for the first time, and it prompted did you create a brand new email account or import settings from an existing email account.... I'm just trying to get an idea of which way you installed it is all.

Importantly, have you ever installed/uninstalled 'any' other email client on your setup?
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07 Aug 2012   #1227
grits

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

endeavor, sorry about delay, summer yard work & either packing for a road trip or getting company.

Yes, my Eudora is the same one that you installed. 'IF' I remember right, it was created as a new acct, but then again my rememberer is broke so possibly I used settings from Thunderbird which I was using at that time. I had earlier, but uninstalled DreamMail.
Yes, my WM is set as default & grayed out.
Am in the process of sorting emails out of Eudora so I can uninstall it.
When I right click & Send To>Mail Recipient, Eudora opens, same as when I click File at top of screen, scroll down to Send>Page by or Link by email.

Hope I answered all for you, have had 2 interruptions while trying to type this.
Thanks for trying to help me,
grits
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08 Aug 2012   #1228
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Hi grits,

It looks like the answer may be pretty simple for you grits, after testing and applying these settings I can switch back and forth making either Windows Mail or Eudora set as default for 'SendTo' as well as 'Mail To' and the '.eml' extension, and either client while set as default works with these functions.

I know you like things explained in detail simplicity for you so I'll do my best. This is what you do, go to your Start button (you know the round 'ms icon ball' at the very left hand bottom of you desktop screen, and click it...)

actually just follow this sequence:

click Start> click All Programs> click ''Default Programs'' to open it (or it's also found in the Control Panel, etc)

..when that opens up then click the listing 'Set your Default Programs'

...when that opens, highlight 'Windows Mail' from the list

...then click the bottom listing: 'Choose defaults for this program'

...when that screen opens put check-marks in all three boxes: Mail To + Send Mail + .eml as shown in screenshot

...then Be Sure to click the Save button

That should fix it for you and set WinMail back to being default for everything to do with your mail program.

If you ever want Eudora to be your default, then do the same procedure but of course highlight Eudora in the list instead of WinMail. If you ever uninstall Eudora make sure you have WinMail set up as the default for those three items before you do it.

To be of help, here's an edited screenshot to show what to do, starting with
the 'Set your default program' sequence: (click it once, twice, to open it up full)


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09 Aug 2012   #1229
grits

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

Ran into a snag right off the bat. Will include screenshot. My list doesn't include WM.


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