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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #61


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
    It may have already been in the registry already from my failed attempts to get it to work before I deleted the other Windows Mail folders. To be honest, I don't know. All I do know is after several failed attempts, I deleted the original Windows Mail folders, put the dll file in System 32 folder, and copied the Windows Mail folder off my Windows 7 machine and pasted it in Program Files on the Windows 8.1 machine...

    Now I did have it working BEFORE I updated from 8 to 8.1. I don't know if that would have anything to do with it or not. To be honest, I'm not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree when it comes to the Registry.
    Upgrading to 8.1 undoes all that and you have to start again...see post #57 on the previous page.

    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I have software which looks after the pc including the Registry and have not had problems, yet. The amount of residue left over in there is astounding. Needs a good clean at least once a week. Advanced System Care (I have the Pro version) does it all for me. The 'freebie' version does this too.
    Be very wary of registry cleaners as they will pretty-well guaranteed clean stuff that is needed whether you tell them to or not. Windows itself has most of the tools you need, Disk Cleanup and the manual methods of cleaning temp and %temp% files.

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  2. #62


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    elbmek, my last grammar school (in rather ancient times ;-) was not too far from were you live...Coleshill. I say last, I was an army brat so moved with the family every 3 years. I recall us house-hunting in Sutton Coldfield amongst many areas.
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    elbmek, my last grammar school (in rather ancient times ;-) was not too far from were you live...Coleshill. I say last, I was an army brat so moved with the family every 3 years. I recall us house-hunting in Sutton Coldfield amongst many areas.
    Greetings!
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  4. #64


    Posts : 102
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    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.

    Note:
    Ex_Brit posts #34, #41, and post #48 and it's attachment was only meant for Windows 7 !

    Do Not use that process on Windows 8 or Windows 10, and for those OS's please go to post #1 of this thread.

    ..however yes the WinMail Calender from Vista does work on Windows 7/8 and can be found Here
    I have not used it yet.
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 15:51. Reason: updated links
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  5. #65


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    Sounds good. I forgot about the take ownership bit and am wondering if I had already done that at some stage because I didn't have to do it again.
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  6. #66


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    I just discovered that Windows Mail didn't have all its defaults so if yours is the same run this .reg file (unpack the zip and then right-click > Merge or simply double-click it):
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Aug 2017 at 14:22. Reason: removed outdated download
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  7. #67


    Posts : 102
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I just discovered that Windows Mail didn't have all its defaults so if yours is the same run this .reg file (unpack the zip and then right-click > Merge or simply double-click it):
    Ex_Brit and others, Please do not use that attachment!
    It has unnecessary entries that will cause someone cosmetic grief if they merge it messing many of their own set settings while solving no problems!
    Furthermore there's no defaults missing within the current WinMailEdit.reg either

    The Latest Continuously Updated instructions/files needed to reinstate WinMail will always be given on Post #1
    The current WinMailEdit.reg has all the latest modifications needed, and has only what is needed. Don't be concerned or try to compare it in size or content to that Old WinMailEdit.reg you give, where back in 2009+ everyone was turning in portions of their own personal registry entries alongside valid ones to solve issues; yes the moments were great and a wonderful community effort in those days and never to be forgotten. However in the process there were some unneeded personal HKCU that were unintentionally sent in alongside valid entries that solved problems, and the personal was unnecessarily retained in the WinMailEdit.reg over a long period.

    We have since cleaned it up and removed all unwarranted entries and keep adding more problem solvers as we go along, and now incorporate only what's necessary - and it works so much better!

    We removed the erroneous HKCU entries of WinMailEdit.reg for good reason. As with most programs, WinMail's registry is first initialized and driven off HKLM, and the HKCU per-user keys are built by the program when first launched and as options set using HKLM entries as the base, or have some built-in self registering, or both. The Tutorial's WinMailEdit.reg provides only the necessary base HKLM registry entries that Are needed to resolve all operating issues discovered for the project that were found, and so now going forward everyone's own HKCU configuration settings, as it should be, will be preserved when they have to run the latest tutorial files again - that's the beauty of it.

    Realize that as WinMail exists and sits in the registry Before anyone ever opens WinMail.exe for the first time, if you were looking at its registry entries comparing it to a fully setup WinMail, yes nearly 40% of its WinMail registry entries in both HKCU & HKLM may appear to be missing...and they are suppose to be, until, WinMail.exe is actually opened and ran for the first time. It's not until one first opens up WinMail and uses it, starts making options changes, setting up their accounts, etc, which all along the way until finished for each process it builds and introduces more and more additional registry settings ...nearly 40% more at the appropriate time until finished.

    The Latest Continuously Updated instructions/files needed to reinstate WinMail will always be given on Post #1



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  8. #68


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    I probably wouldn't know the answer as I'm not too technical. I think in my case something went wrong with my re-doing it after upgrading to 8.1.
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  9. #69


    UK & Spain
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    Windows 8.1 Pro & Windows 7 X64 Ultimate


    I am running Winmail on Windows 8.1 Pro, love it, also use it on Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate. It interfaces with windows contacts located in the user files.

    On the odd occasion I find I get an Email that I am unable to open
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: WinMail.exe
    Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
    Application Timestamp: 479197cd
    Fault Module Name: mshtml.dll
    Fault Module Version: 11.0.9600.16476
    Fault Module Timestamp: 52948abb
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00000000001a25ee
    OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.103
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: 8ac9
    Additional Information 2: 8ac990d380567ffb949d2ef1f9533f4e
    Additional Information 3: 19c8
    Additional Information 4: 19c85a33e203d75cafe1f3daf1cbd2d7

    Does anyone have any idea's
    Thanks in advance
    Syd
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  10. #70


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    Try turning off email scanning in your anti-virus to see if that helps. I Googled winmail Exception Code: c0000005 and got quite a few hits on that.

    The best place to ask would be to pretend it's Vista (which WinMail belongs to) and post here: Browsers & Mail
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