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04 Feb 2016   #1710

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Ok, that's good to know that Tutorial included sfc fix. It seems to me I should back-up my emails, then delete about 3/4's of them from WinMail, compact all boxes, then do a fresh install from Tutorial. I'm assuming the emails I have remaining in the program after my purge will transfer over on the re-install from Tutorial?

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04 Feb 2016   #1711

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

The fact that WLM was installed Terri, and then even if you did not use it, the changes it makes had already been made, and especially when it's un-installed can mess up things even more.

Just because you run the latest Tutorial again, does Not mean it will fix the problems that WLM or any other email client install caused; the Tutorial files were not designed to do that. That is why I am a big supporter of OS partition image backups, it saves the hassle of fresh OS and program re-installs.

The WinMail Tutorial was created only (or best) to re-instate WinMail on an OS that has not had any other e-mail clients installed, before or afterwards, and for that I can vouch for it's good operation.

It will not hurt to try running the Tutorial again as it was designed specifically Not to change any of your current WinMail settings you already have, or touch any of your current emails. The same cannot be said if you install another client on top of WinMail, of which once another e-mail client is installed on top of WinMail, then the best way to revert it is for a backup partition image restore, or even local System Restore, otherwise it can be laborious to set it straight again and that task depends on ones computer skills.
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04 Feb 2016   #1712

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

I think ... WLM and WinMail can co-exist (testing this was sooooo long ago!).

The issue is which client takes precedence - WLM and WinMail both claim the same associations and Windows has to decide which program to launch (default programs).

That being said - this tutorial should 'repair' any changes that WLM made (associate objects with WinMail, set default program ...). The exe, dll, and cfg files reside in different locations - although a few are global (MSHTML.dll for example) - the tut does not touch the global files, only the msoe.dll specific to WinMail.
Note: WinMail Calendar is covered in a separate tutorial

You only need one eMail client - it's a preference thing (or dictated by IT) ... pick one or another.

I was glad to see that the original issue observed by Terri was due to not using the current tutorial download - this should be the first recommendation to other users experiencing difficulty.

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11 Feb 2016   #1713

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

I'm suddenly getting the oddest behaviour in VWM in my Win 7 OS. Very occasionally I go to send an email and up pops that dreaded box asking for user name and password which I fill in and off it goes. I did a search and most people seem to think it's a corrupted profile which I refuse to believe considering a) I only just set it all up a short while ago when I switched mail clients and b) my ISP has been having endless cable problems causing slowness and connectivity issues, which I tend to blame for this too.
It all works fine for ages, then boom up pops the box again.
Thoughts anyone?
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11 Feb 2016   #1714

Windows 7 Home Premium 64


Over the years I have got that same thing.
Usually I have found that if I simply X-out or Cancel that popup, Close WM, reopen WM, it goes away.
A long time ago, when I may have fiddled around with my settings, or may have OK"d the box, I lost all or part of my email address and/or password in the familiar window below. Reset both and all is OK.

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11 Feb 2016   #1715

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Thanks. Those entries are all intact and correct on mine. It is strange but will try what you suggest, close and reopen WM and see if that works.
Most of the time it's fine so am not too worried.
Thanks again.
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11 Feb 2016   #1716

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

Ex_Brit, the few times this same thing has happened to me, it definitely has been my isp; there's no intermittent WM issues here imho, unless you have been playing with your settings. Also the fact that you're saying your isp has been having endless problems lately also gives wide credence to that assumption as well.

If everything is in order as Donz points out, then it has to be your isp.
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11 Feb 2016   #1717

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

That's what I thought, thanks for all the help ;-)
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12 Feb 2016   #1718


I've had the same thing happen in this corner of the world, but it happens to MailWasher. I always run that first to get rid of the spam. After it does that, then it opens my email program. It's just something whacky going on with the ISP as has been said. Every once in a while I can't get email at all for 3 - 4 minutes, but then it'll all cool down and off we go.

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12 Feb 2016   #1719

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

I'm glad I'm not alone....! ;-)
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