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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #41


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post
    Problem after installing WM on Windows 8.
    Everything I post is in red & marked as a watched conversation. I tried
    to change it here: Tools>Options>Advanced Tab but
    My Advanced tab shows nothing under Settings. Compelely blank.
    Any help on how to make this show would be very appreciated.

    Thank you.
    Carol




    How can I correct this?

    Not sure but I would assume with Windows Mail that you haven't followed the Windows 7 guide to the letter.
    How to use Winmail on Windows 8.
    That's assuming you mean the old WM from Vista.
    Or see post #43 above.
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Aug 2017 at 14:23. Reason: updated link

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  2. #42


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Ok, I'll recheck.
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  3. #43


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I got mine to work, but I think it was more a lucky break than skill in my case. We didn't publish a tutorial here because we decided that WM is not the best choice for mail client on 8 as we are now talking two operating systems since it was officially supported.
    I think it's a great shame that Microsoft dropped it in favour of Windows Live Mail. WLM is fine unless you have multiple accounts and then all those sets of folders become a royal pain in the you-know-what.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I could never get WLM to work correctly. It froze up almost everytime I opened it and I'd have to repair it.
    It would work then until I closed it. I wanted to see newsgroups so Outlook didn't help either so opted to
    install Windows Mail. Everything works fine on it except I can't change my watched conversations setting which
    is a minor problem compared to WLM's frustration.

    Thanks for the help.
    Carol
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  5. #45


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Well good luck. I'm afraid with unofficial mail clients it's always a game of hit and miss unfortunately.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    I got lucky. I had winmail.exe from a vista 64 operating system on my machine where I put windows 8 pro.
    As such all my stuff was in \users\ME etc. and I kept those files.
    As an administrator I opened file explorer and renamed "\program files\Microsoft Mail" to "\program files\Microsoft Mail8"
    There are hidden and loaded files in that directory.
    I then copied the windows mail files from vista creating the directory "\program files\Microsoft Mail".
    msidcrl30.dll I placed in the same directory rather than system and running the 64bit regsrv32.exe in system32 or the 32bit regsrv32.exe in syswow64.
    Rebooted the machine, went to the directory, fired off windows mail and that was that, straight back to my inbox.
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  7. #47


    Poland
    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 32 bit

    windows 8.1


    I installed the update Windows 8 to 8.1
    Now Winmail does not work.
    What to do?
    Last edited by mark54; 19 Oct 2013 at 11:11.
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  8. #48


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    You have to redo it. The Tutorial has been removed from the SevenForums site because it is no longer supported. I kept a copy and it should be contained in this zip file. Simply unzip it and follow the instructions as per the enclosed ReWinMail_tutorial.html. All the files you need are in there.
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Aug 2017 at 14:22. Reason: removed outdated download
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  9. #49


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    Ex_Brit - Not that I need it but are files 64bit in the zip. Whatever next deprecating winhlp32.exe?
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  10. #50


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Both 32 and 64-bit are in there.
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