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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #241


    Posts : 1
    XP, 7, and 10


    Quote Originally Posted by mathewgx View Post
    Here's a solution for all who want to use winmail and windows 8.

    The procedure is almost the same as windows 7 , but we will need a dll file.

    First , we do the same procedure as in windows 7 :

    a) Take ownership of winmail forder ( if you use windows 8x64 , you need to take oweneship of program files/winmail and program files(x86)/winmail). Remember to check the " show system files " before that.

    b) Delete all the files in winmail forder and replace them with the windows 7 / winmail files.

    c) Copy msidcrl30.dll to c:/windows/system32 folder

    d) Now , we have to register the above dll. Open cmd and type : regsvr32 "c:/windows/system32\msidcrl30.dll" and press enter.

    Reboot , just in case , and you're done !!
    This worked for me in Windows 10. Here we are 4 years later, and Outlook Express/WinMail still lives! Thanks

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  2. #242


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


    Quote Originally Posted by FC TC View Post
    This worked for me in Windows 10. Here we are 4 years later, and Outlook Express/WinMail still lives! Thanks
    With all confidences Post #1 is the complete proper way to reinstate WinMail on Win8/10...
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 10:56. Reason: link
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  3. #243


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 688
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Pleased to report my Vista Windows Mail is working fine in 10 with the Anniversary Update. All I had to do was beforehand save a copy of the x64 WM folder to my Desktop. After the update rename Windows Mail to WM.old and then paste my saved copy in and Bingo all working. The update seemed to have left most of my other minor mollifications in place, except Aeroglass, which is broken and that's a problem for the MSFN community anyway.
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  4. #244


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


    Yes as explained that's all you need to do Peter is take ownership and replace that WinMail folder after the install. It's what I did and WinMail is working fine in the Win 10 Anniversary Update (build 14393 1607)

    Screenshot


    It's nice to hear from you Peter, and I hope all is well
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 11:01.
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  5. #245


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 688
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    All is fine thank you and hope you are well ;-)
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  6. #246


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 688
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Well it was fine. I had WinMail working in 10 AFTER the Anniversary Update.
    Now I'm getting this which I haven't seen before:

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #247


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 688
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Above problem rectified by dropping the Win Vista x64 WinMail folder into Program Files......that's the second time I did that, odd.
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  8. #248


    Posts : 6
    Win10Prox64, Win8Prox86, Win7Prox64, VistaHomex86


    Installed Windows Mail on Windows 10 Pro following the directions
    on Post #10 and works fine. The only problem is that I am checking
    the box for emptying the Deleted Items folder upon exit and after
    restarting none of my messages has been deleted while the box for
    emptying the Deleted Items folder is unchecked.

    Can someone please explain how to resolve this issue?
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  9. #249


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Nestor View Post
    Installed Windows Mail on Windows 10 Pro following the directions
    on Post #10 and works fine. The only problem is that I am checking
    the box for emptying the Deleted Items folder upon exit and after
    restarting none of my messages has been deleted while the box for
    emptying the Deleted Items folder is unchecked.

    Can someone please explain how to resolve this issue?
    Hello Nestor,

    I'm sorry to say that there is no resolve for that issue.
    If you follow the link on Post 1 that says WinMail Bug List
    ..and in that list at the beginning of the 2nd paragraph there,
    you will see that situation (among many) is listed already.

    You are just going to have to click the Delete button manually is all, no big deal.
    I myself never even used that delete on exit option, I prefer to click and empty manually.
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 11:03. Reason: link
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  10. #250


    Posts : 6
    Win10Prox64, Win8Prox86, Win7Prox64, VistaHomex86


    Quote Originally Posted by endeavor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nestor View Post
    Installed Windows Mail on Windows 10 Pro following the directions
    on Post #10 and works fine. The only problem is that I am checking
    the box for emptying the Deleted Items folder upon exit and after
    restarting none of my messages has been deleted while the box for
    emptying the Deleted Items folder is unchecked.

    Can someone please explain how to resolve this issue?
    Hello Nestor,

    I'm sorry to say that there is no resolve for that issue.
    If you follow the link on Post 10 that says "WinMail Bug List..." (in the 2nd paragraph I believe)
    You will see that situation (among many) is listed there already.

    You are just going to have to click the Delete button manually is all, no big deal.
    I myself never even used that option anyway
    Thanks endeavor. I'll follow your advice.
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