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Windows 7: Windows Mail

17 Mar 2009   #289
Slartybart

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

How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7




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10 Feb 2010   #290
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lizzi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you do not want Windows Live Mail or have a copy of Vista to copy Windows Mail from, then you might consider the free email program Thunderbird instead.

Windows Mail will not be supported in Windows 7 by Microsoft, and is being phased out for Windows Live Mail anyway.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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10 Feb 2010   #291
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Don DeBaer View Post
I was hoping for some advice. I followed instructions to activate Windows Mail....and when I click on the shortcut....I just get that spinning timepiece.....the mail program never launches. I did do one thing wrong on the attempt....and that is...I did not make a shortcut to the .exe file...but clicked on it....Once I restarted the computer....I then made the shortcut file....but all have the same results....which is...Windows Mail never starts. Do I need to take all the files back off.....? and put the Old file back in place. How do I start over?
HELP!!
ps forgot to mention that when you first run WinMail.exe after importing from Vista, it can take up to 30 seconds for the WinMail window to open.

Since the WinMailEdit.reg registry edit file has taken out the splash screen, all you will see is the spinning timepiece until it opens.

Cheers PB
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11 Feb 2010   #292
Lizzi

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows Mail

Thanks, Brink. Guess it's bad news for me. It's Windows Live Mail or nothing. Tried Thunderbird and really didn't care for it too much. I have Windows Office 2007, but only the Student edition, thinking I wouldn't need Outlook. Silly me. I know I can buy it separately, but it's pricey. Microsoft has done it again. I'm not a happy camper.

Sure appreciate your help, though. The Windows 7 Forums are such a great idea and very helpful.

Lizzi
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11 Feb 2010   #293
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem Lizzi. There are others like Opera that you might give a test to see how you like as well though.
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11 Feb 2010   #294
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

To Lizzi re:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lizzi View Post
Thanks, Brink. Guess it's bad news for me. It's Windows Live Mail or nothing. Tried Thunderbird and really didn't care for it too much. I have Windows Office 2007, but only the Student edition, thinking I wouldn't need Outlook. Silly me. I know I can buy it separately, but it's pricey. Microsoft has done it again. I'm not a happy camper.

Sure appreciate your help, though. The Windows 7 Forums are such a great idea and very helpful.

Lizzi
If you read post 317 in this thread, found by clicking this link: Windows Mail it should fix your problem and allow the existing Windows Mail application in your Windows 7 to operate. You don't need the Vista Windows Mail folder, only a "msoe.dll" file.

If you want, send me a private message if you have difficulties with the steps shown in the guide.

Cheers PB
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12 Feb 2010   #295
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 
Regedits for WinCal

To Gregs

Hi Greg,

Tried to PM you but it was barred from sending.

Just wanted to let you know, tried the regedits you did to enable Windows Calendar to operate from the button on the top taskbar of WinMail.exe in Windows 7 64bit installation. And all good. Worked fine.

Cheers PB
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12 Feb 2010   #296
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
To Gregs

Hi Greg,

Tried to PM you but it was barred from sending.

Just wanted to let you know, tried the regedits you did to enable Windows Calendar to operate from the button on the top taskbar of WinMail.exe in Windows 7 64bit installation. And all good. Worked fine.

Cheers PB
Hmm, that's odd. Did you pay your sevenforum dues?Lol
That's good to hear PB.
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13 Feb 2010   #297
mick823

Win 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Finally maneuvered my way through 30+ pages of trial and error to get the windows mail functioning correctly. I had all of the problems described here and then some. Thanks to all who contributed. Has anybody done any work on the junk mail filter? The manually blocked list seems to function correctly on my install but I am not sure about the junk mail filter that you would receive via automatic update in a Vista install. I have another PC with Vista and just received an automatic update for the junk mail filter. A little searching in the windows mail folder turned up a file named OESpamFilter.dat. I tried downloading the latest junk mail filter manually and figured I would give it a try on my Windows 7 OS. I clicked on the install button and got a message that it was not compatible with my OS. My next experiment was to copy and paste the OESpamFilter.dat file from the Vista PC to the Windows 7 PC. The file copied over fine but I still don't know if the filter is actually functioning right. Comments anybody?
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13 Feb 2010   #298
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 8mick823 View Post
Finally maneuvered my way through 30+ pages of trial and error to get the windows mail functioning correctly. I had all of the problems described here and then some. Thanks to all who contributed. Has anybody done any work on the junk mail filter? The manually blocked list seems to function correctly on my install but I am not sure about the junk mail filter that you would receive via automatic update in a Vista install. I have another PC with Vista and just received an automatic update for the junk mail filter. A little searching in the windows mail folder turned up a file named OESpamFilter.dat. I tried downloading the latest junk mail filter manually and figured I would give it a try on my Windows 7 OS. I clicked on the install button and got a message that it was not compatible with my OS. My next experiment was to copy and paste the OESpamFilter.dat file from the Vista PC to the Windows 7 PC. The file copied over fine but I still don't know if the filter is actually functioning right. Comments anybody?
Unfortunately that's one thing that we couldn't get working. As you correctly say, the blocked list works, but not the junk mail filter you get via auto updates. If you find a work around please let us know.

Cheers PB
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13 Feb 2010   #299
friendlyphil

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
I can't open an .eml file

I successfully (I think) brought Windows Mail with me to Windows 7 Pro-64 from Vista, as per your directions. It works, except I cannot open an .eml file. Windows mail is not listed as a candidate in default programs and .eml is not listed as a possibility in file associations. Any help? I prefer to not use Windows Live.
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