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How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8 or Windows 10


endeavor

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#22
dont even know what the hsa attributes on winmail are or where to find them lol
Then possibly this WM on 8 procedure is not for you? It's always been said this procedure is for those with moderate computer understanding and abilities.

At any rate, running through the Tutorial again would take care of everything for you.

fwiw, be sure in Folder Options that those settings are set as shown in the screenshot of the tutorial, and scroll down the list shown and 'checkmark' where it says "show hidden files, folders, and drives" etc ..then Be Sure to click Apply! ..and now you should be able to see your WinMail.exe (along with all other hidden files) ..reverse procedure if/when you ever want to put it back if you don't like seeing extensions, etc.


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have given up on windows mail it does not want to work with my copy of windows 8 so it is not ditched so i am using windows live mail for current mail and Microsoft outlook for previous mail my experience with trying to get windows mail working on windows 8 i say do not try it i have failed 3 of my friends all failed and these 3 friends have been in computers since the very early days of computers in the 1970s if they cant get it going it must be something wrong with my copy of windows 8 so bye bye windows mail
 

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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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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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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.

How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

Windows Calendar - Import into Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
 
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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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Gave up on winmail a long time ago, don't even think about it now. Gmail for me, no contest.
 

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

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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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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.
 
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