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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #251


    Posts : 80
    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 #10 is the way to go...

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  2. #252


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    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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  3. #253


    Posts : 80
    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)

    I was going to post a new screenshot of it in Post 10 but I just haven't got around to it yet, but I will soon.

    It's nice to hear from you, and I hope all is well
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  4. #254


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    All is fine thank you and hope you are well ;-)
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  5. #255


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    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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  6. #256


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    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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  7. #257


    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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  8. #258


    Posts : 80
    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 10 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.
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  9. #259


    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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  10. #260


    Posts : 6
    Win10Prox64, Win8Prox86, Win7Prox64, VistaHomex86


    Now installed Windows Mail on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
    and emptying the Deleted Items folder upon exit
    works with no problems.
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