Windows 10: Windows Mail

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  1. Ex_Brit's Avatar
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    Win7 Ult + Win10 Pro + Win10 Enterprise - all x64
       03 Jan 2018 #131

    Hey, it's good of you to try it out ;-)
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  2. Ex_Brit's Avatar
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    Win7 Ult + Win10 Pro + Win10 Enterprise - all x64
       04 Jan 2018 #132

    I got an answer (coming feature requested by many) and posted in my own thread so basically it's mostly the software to blame.....I suppose....., answer is here: How To Change MAILTO: Protocol To OEClassic or Thunderbird? (W10CE)


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  3.    31 Jan 2018 #133

    Fear not - loyal windows Mail users for an answer is here !!!!

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  4. endeavor's Avatar
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    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 x86/x64
       31 Jan 2018 #134

    Hello murd, and welcome to the TenForums

    Yes we know about that, thank you though.

    All the files info to get Windows 10 working for all versions is already given over in the WinMail thread Here:

    How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8 or Windows 10

    Last edited by endeavor; 18 May 2018 at 11:27. Reason: link
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  5.    31 Jan 2018 #135

    Ahh sorry dudes - old new eh ? will have a read thanks
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  6. noquiexis's Avatar
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    Windows Vista (32), 7 (64), 10 (64)
       18 May 2018 #136

    Question 1: Will changing the Windows Vista Mail (WinMail.exe) User directories (aka "Folders") on a computer running Windows 10 have any effect on the Windows 10 "Mail" client?

    Question 2: Can the Program files at
    "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail" and
    ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail"
    be safely removed from a Windows 10 computer without affecting the Windows 10 "Mail" client?

    *** Background information ***

    The Windows 10 Update 1803 messed up my Home Network (via Ethernet) - again! I did get that fixed, but this is about Windows Vista Mail (WinMail.exe). I still use that on my Windows 7 computer, but I have given up the fight to keep it on my Windows 10 computer.

    Windows Vista Mail has a boatload of User files and directories. The directories are located at:
    "C:\Users\{my usernames}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail"
    on both computers. I want to trim this down on the Windows 10 computer to only that which is necessary. My goal is to reset the Shared directories so that I can copy mail messages between both computers for permanent storage.

    The Windows 10 "Mail" client uses "C:\Users\{my username}\Documents" as the default "Save as …" path. I can live with that as a starting point. I might move all of my e-mail messages to directories there on my Windows 10 computer.
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  7. endeavor's Avatar
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    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 x86/x64
       18 May 2018 #137

    Hello noquiexis,

    Is your goal to only use the new 'built-in' Mail client on Windows 10 ?

    To clarify, are you saying you do Not want to use vista WinMail at all ?
    ..which btw, Win10 v1709/v1803 works just fine with vista WinMail, many people are using it.
    See: Post #1 & especially Post #2 ..with news, info, and screenshots there, all about how to do that.

    ..if you don't want to use Vista WinMail anymore I will understand and respect that.

    I know 'not so much' about the built-in Mail client of Win10 - I've never even used it iirc, or wanted to <g>

    However, if its WinMail (Windows Mail) you want to know about ..then I would know much more about that and could help you, but post over in that WinMail thread there please for any questions about it.

    Makes backups first whatever you do in your quest.
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  8. noquiexis's Avatar
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    Windows Vista (32), 7 (64), 10 (64)
       18 May 2018 #138

    endeavor,

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I only want to use the new 'built-in' Mail client on Windows 10. All I want to keep from Windows Vista Mail are the "Local Folders" structure and the e-mails contained therein.

    I do still use Windows Vista Mail on the Windows 7 machine, so maintaining this structure on the Windows 10 machine will make file sharing easier.
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