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Mistakenly set IE to open all .eml docs. How to change?

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Last edited by Brink; 08 May 2015 at 11:53. Reason: added tutorial link

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  2. #12


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    windows 8.1


    Brink - how do I reinstall Windows Live Mail?
    I am not too sure what to do first on that link you suggested ??
    Do I uninstall ? Then reinstall? Would be very worried about losing data if I unistall
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  3. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Double check to see if what David posted above has Windows Live Mail as an available option. If so, then you shouldn't need to reinstall Windows Live Mail.
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    windows 8.1


    Tried that too. Still no Windows Live in the list
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  5. #15


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    windows 8.1


    Under the Default Programs section there is a "Set program access and computer details" section.
    I just clicked on that.
    There are 3 options:
    - Microsoft windows
    - non-Microsoft
    - Custom

    Mine is set to Custom. Is this correct? or should I set it to Microsoft windows ?
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  6. #16


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    windows 8.1


    Also - what makes it worse is that I can't seem to get rid of the App I downloaded and which only gives me a black screen now.
    This eml viewer App seems to have linked itself to all my emails. eeek

    So am guessing that if I try and uninstall eml viewer maybe I will lose all the emails it has attached itself too. Is this correct?
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  7. #17


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    windows 8.1


    HI
    I hope I just did the right thing! I changed the association. I set the default association to open with Notepad instead of eml viewer. Then I deleted this silly eml viewer App. So that seems to have got rid of that problem.

    But I still need to find a way to find Windows Live on my default program list. And to always be able to read saved emails.
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  8. #18


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    If Windows Live Mail is not listed in Default Programs, then it sounds like you may have uninstalled Windows Live Mail by mistake since you don't see it anywhere.

    You can download Windows Essentials, run it, and select to only install "Mail" for Windows Live Mail.

    Latest Windows Essentials Version Released
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  9. #19


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    HI
    Thanks
    I reinstalled Windows Live Mail.... only to then realise that I am not using it. Am such an idiot...

    I use a different company for my mail, I have always used globalnet (via plusnet now) When I got the laptop at Xmas they helped me set it up so I got my mail in an account called globalnet - not through Microsoft Windows Live Mail. Does that make sense??

    I used to have Outlook Express on my old computer.
    I just searched my laptop and have found I do have emails set up also under Outlook.com, but only old ones.
    I am really not sure why I have an Outlook account on the laptop, why it only has old emails in it, and why I cant have all my emails in both Outlook (as a storage facility/doubling up) and this other globalnet account (which I currently only use).

    It would be great to sort this issue out first. I really need to resolve this syncing which deletes emails I want to keep on my computer, I am thinking that maybe Outlook will just store and not sync delete ??

    Then I am wondering if there is an App for Outlook which will enable me to read all the .eml emails I backed up.

    I kind of need to sort these issues out soon - my server is blocked and I am not getting any emails !!
    Thanks
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  10. #20


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    You could use the included modern Mail app in Windows 8.1 to view your Outlook email account in. If you are signed in to Windows with a Microsoft account that uses the same Outlook email address, then it will have the Mail app automatically setup with it.

    Mail App - Add an Account in Windows 8.1
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