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App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:20 am
by rdankwort
In "settings" I'm given a choice of "hotmail", "other app" or "web mail". I previously set microsoft Mail as my default email program. When I select "other app" I get a confusing menu with no indication of how to set Mail as my go-to email program.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:38 am
by rusticdog
Try running attached file, run the .REG and answer Yes to import into Registry. Restart MailWasher and see if it then displays Mail for Windows as a selectable program.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:00 pm
by rdankwort
Thank you but shoud something as basic as this really require a dip into the reg pool?

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:46 pm
by rusticdog
You'd have to ask Microsoft that one. For reasons that aren't clear they don't register Mail for Windows as a mail program.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm
by rdankwort
@rustigdog, they don't register ANY email program except for hotmail! Something's weird. And surely this is a mailwasher issue, not a microsoft one.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
by rusticdog
Did the registry patch work ?

MailWasher loads the list of clients installed from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:21 pm
by rusticdog
Could also try this :
Go to Mailwasher>>Settings>>General>>Washing Mail, and then select 'Use Other Application' from the drop down menu, then copy and paste this line below in to the text area that appears. Click Save

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"C:\Windows\explorer.exe" "shell:AppsFolder\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.windowslive.mail"

Re: App will not redirect to email program after washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:40 am
by rdankwort
rdankwort wrote:In "settings" I'm given a choice of "hotmail", "other app" or "web mail". I previously set microsoft Mail as my default email program. When I select "other app" I get a confusing menu with no indication of how to set Mail as my go-to email program.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:42 am
by rdankwort
rusticdog wrote:Could also try this :
Go to Mailwasher>>Settings>>General>>Washing Mail, and then select 'Use Other Application' from the drop down menu, then copy and paste this line below in to the text area that appears. Click Save

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"C:\Windows\explorer.exe" "shell:AppsFolder\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.windowslive.mail"


Thanks for your persistence @rusticdog, will try this today.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 pm
by rdankwort
Sorry, also did not work. But at least the program didn't freeze & required re-installation as happened when I typed in "Mail".

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:25 pm
by rusticdog
And just to confirm, running the .REG path, restarting MailWasher, Mail For Windows does not then appear in the list of email programs to choose from ?

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:01 pm
by rdankwort
As i said, I'm reluctant to make mods in the register.

I have solved the problem by installing Outlook. I was so pleased to see that I could install & run my old Outlook 2003 software. As usual, Microsoft managed to screw up Office with every new rev. IMO.

Thanks for your persistence, it's very much appreciated.

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:18 pm
by rusticdog
OK good, Outlook is a better mail program than the Windows 10 Mail App as well :)

Re: App will not redirect to email program afret washing

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:32 pm
by rdankwort
Agreed! I hated W10 Mail from the beginning - am an old OE man myself and Outlook acts a lot like OE.
I was very pleasantly surprised to see that W10 allowed me to load Office 2003 and also my old and trusted Acrobat 8! Thanks again for your help.