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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #91


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Just a tidbit to mention about our loved WinMail program, I find it very interesting when installing and testing the new Windows 10 Technical Preview today, that the WinMail folder...just like it was in Windows 7 & Windows 8, is in Windows 10 too! ...and so of course I decided to install WinMail the same way as I did in Windows 8 into Windows 10, and sure enough it works! ..as you can see by my first opening of WinMail on Windows 10 my screenshot of it Here

    You can read how to do it back in post #1 if you want, of which you do the same thing as you did in Windows 8 for Windows 10 to get WinMail going.

    I find it interesting is all that MS puts the WinMail program folders on Windows 10 too, but I'm glad!

    Long Live Windows Mail !
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  2. #92


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    The process worked for me just fine. WinMail working on Windows 8.1 64bit.

    One bug-
    Tools > Options > Advanced > Maintenance > Empty Deleted messages on Exit

    Check mark does not stay checked. Works fine in Windows 7 32 and 64.
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  3. #93


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1


    I have winmail installed on a win 8.1 machine. It was working fine earlier today but now I keep getting this message:
    Click image for larger version

    Can someone help me please and thanks.
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  4. #94


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by tzr916 View Post
    The process worked for me just fine. WinMail working on Windows 8.1 64bit.

    One bug-
    Tools > Options > Advanced > Maintenance > Empty Deleted messages on Exit

    Check mark does not stay checked. Works fine in Windows 7 32 and 64.
    This is a known issue with 64 bit users and most likely will never be fixed, see Here, sorry.
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 09:42. Reason: link
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  5. #95


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by chocolaterose View Post
    I have winmail installed on a win 8.1 machine. It was working fine earlier today but now I keep getting this message:

    Can someone help me please and thanks.
    This is not a WinMail Windows 8 issue, it's more to do with the normal setup of WM and the account options itself.
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  6. #96


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1


    It is working again now. I got it working using winmail for win 8 version.
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  7. #97


    TN
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    You can apply the method of Nifu.[/QUOTE]

    I did that and I'm still getting the error that the MSOE.DLL can't be loaded. How do I get that to load?
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  8. #98


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Follow the recommended procedure and you will not have a problem
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  9. #99


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Windows 8.1 update this weekend killed Windows Mail. I reinstated it again, but it still won't run. It does start now but says it cannot open the W. M. Store. I hit ok, it goes to the correct folder, but then says the disk may be full or the computer may be out of memory. Neither one is true. The folder is in the right place, there is 73.5 GBs space left, and it has 8 GBs of RAM. I did run the merge file again, but that hasn't helped.
    Hope this is in the right place. How do I fix, folks? Thank you thank you thank you!
    Ron K
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  10. #100


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Hi Ron,

    Okay so I updated my Windows 8 with every update offered at Windows Updates, and my WinMail still works fine with the updates <shrug>.
    (Ex_Brit - is yours still working fine too?)

    However even though everything seems to work fine for me, test bench observing what all the updates did was very interesting (and another subject) is that MS did replace (actually re-versioned them as well) a few but not all files in the WinMail folder... However having said that, Mine still works fine.

    As you know the procedures for installing WinMail on 8 are surly different than it is with WinMail on 7, where on 8 when you first install/reinstate WinMail after taking folder ownership, you replace All the files in your WM Programs Folder with what you had in your same working Windows 7 folder; on 7 though you only change the msoe.dll. (not that it matters but interestingly they did not touch msoe on the 8 update) Anyway, the information of replacing your 8 Programs folder with your saved 7 Programs folder following (although maybe not perfectly written) the Tutorial on this forum, is the answer to getting you back working.
    Also I know you told me last year you use an imaging program to backup your C:\ partition, and so right there, you also have a way to instantly get it working again, and then proceed, etc...

    From Your Post over in the SevenForums, yes your newly Outlook Express install renamed your WinMail folder to old and so there you just needed to delete the one they made and rename yours back. However Ron, from our previous conversations last year I was never convinced how or what you did to re-instate your Windows 8 WinMail setup properly. Also the fact that you have multiple email clients installed now further complicates trouble shooting to the point that I don't know if I want to, only because, said in an appreciative way, you fly by the seat of your pants <smile> with how you roll on the will of the wisp ..and I'm very methodical and need the i's dotted and the t's crossed when I do installs or testing.

    Don't do any major installs or updates without first creating a backup partition image. Put yourself in control...in the drivers seat, and don't let software situations control you.

    Take Control
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