Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


MAIL app opens then closes

  1. #1

    MAIL app opens then closes


    Just put a new HD in, and did a clean install of Windows 8 RTM x64. Had it on previously, and all ran fine.
    After this install, one issue I have is with the MAIL app on metro. I click on it, it opens, then closes. If I click on it in the top left of the screen on the open bar, its there, and does the same thing.
    Any idea how to fix this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
    Just put a new HD in, and did a clean install of Windows 8 RTM x64. Had it on previously, and all ran fine.
    After this install, one issue I have is with the MAIL app on metro. I click on it, it opens, then closes. If I click on it in the top left of the screen on the open bar, its there, and does the same thing.
    Any idea how to fix this?
    Same issue in this thread: Mail App Crashing on Startup

    Haven't been able to load it since. Having to do a re-install of the OS isn't really an option.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I've had that happen to my Slacker Radio App, and one or two others. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it didn't help. For me, the app was working fine one day and then quit the next. Like you, it would open full screen for a second or two then disappear. It showed up at the top left like it was running but it wasn't. I even tried doing the Windows 8 refresh but it didn't help. Reinstalling Windows 8 and reinstalling the app fixed it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

MAIL app opens then closes
Related Threads
I click on the OneDrive icon on the Windows 8.1 Start screen and the app opens, then immediately closes. All other apps work OK. I have tried the troubleshooters, reset the Store cache and uninstalled and reinstalled Onedrive but the problem continues. Another issue that is probably related is,...
instead of an outlook new mail when I click on a mail address link in an incoming post. How do I change to default to outlook2013. I'm running win8.1 pro on a Toshiba laptop.
I just finished updating my copy of Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro (manually downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and did an in-place update within the existing copy of W8). After I did all of the available Windows Updates, I noticed that, whenever I try and open an elevated Command Prompt window...
Browser Closes in Browsers & Mail
I mentioned not so long back that the chrome browser was closing after being opened and then getting a report that Chrome did not close properly! So after many weeks of this, I decided to return to firefox, in spite of the so called spyware. Just now, I opened Firefox to do a Google search for...
Whenever I run defrag this happens: 18904 It goes away after about 0.1 second and I can't read what it says (it goes by to fast) Why, and how do I fix?
in fresh paint when you select save as the bar pops up but then closes instantly. in mail when trying to attach a file the bar pops up but then closes instantly. it happens in other places too! :cool:
has anyone had an issue where they launch Live Mail and it opens up but just hangs? For example for me, it'll go to how it was last opened yet none of my emails are readable nor can I close Live Mail short of bring up the task manager and closing it that way. A reboot seems to solve the issue, but...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook