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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #41


    I am typing on my win 7 laptop at present, somehow, without my telling it, it switched to using outlook (which I have always hated) as default for outgoing mail and deleted my gmail notifier!!!! Cheek!! Just reinstalled gmail notifier and my emails are swimming in calm water. Dont like windows email systems, they are antique.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Hi,

    Hope you can help - I followed all the instructions as descrided in endeavor's post (#10) and thought it had all worked. However when i click on the new 'Windows Mail' desktop icon I get a mesage saying "windows mail could not bestarted because msoe.dll could not be loaded".

    Have I done something wrong?

    Appreciate your help
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  3. #43


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


    With things like this it's best to stick to the original Tutorials over at SevenForums which are updated frequently. They work fine for Windows 8.

    I have Windows Mail and Windows Calendar (they go together so its worth doing both) working perfectly in Windows 8, but warning, security issues could ensue as Microsoft wont be patching it through Windows Update because it is totally unofficial. That's why we decided not to copy those tutorials over to these forums.

    Windows Mail - Windows 7 Forums

    Windows Calendar - Import into Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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  4. #44


    Tried it but kept getting that msoe.dll could not be loaded message also.
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  5. #45


    Quote Originally Posted by mathewgx View Post
    Here's a solution for all who want to use winmail and windows 8.
    Updating 3 computers I have from Vista & 7 to 8. Giving up WinMail would have been impossible for me. I run several rare cancer groups and websites. I have wayyyy too many WinMail emails that need to be kept, full of info I need to consolidate.

    YOU, mathew, are my angel tonight. Have been trying to do this for a half a day. Then someone directed me to this post. I can't tell you how grateful I am. THANK YOU !
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  6. #46


    Gave up on winmail a long time ago, don't even think about it now. Gmail for me, no contest.
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  7. #47


    I have a Gmail account. And, a Yahoo one, and several of my own website ones. I like the fact that I can easily aggregate all of those accounts into one place and respond to any of the emails using the original 'sent to' email address. WinMail allows me to do that.
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  8. #48


    Does anyone know how I can change the Default email client to WinMail on Windows 8 so that when I click on a 'mailto' link, I can get WinMail to come up? I tried a registry fix, but it did not work.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    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?
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  10. #50


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    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.
    Windows Mail - Windows 7 Help Forums
    That's assuming you mean the old WM from Vista.
    Or see post #43 above.
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