Mail clients not working on Win7 64

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  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    I am having big problems with T-Bird at first, then others trying to download my mail from the server. I can send it, but can not receive it. Beta Shredder no getta. I can see where the program is seeing my mail and giving me the correct mail count, but in time only times out. Anyone else seeing this ? Any ideas . I have downloaded and reinstalled Shredder to no avail. Also tried T-Bird in compatibility mode o_O
     
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    I just tried another anti virus program and it gave a message informing that it was "Down loading message one", yet more timeouts. I have not activated Win 7 yet. I can't see how that would matter, but thought i would mention it.
    Awhile back, i think during mail problem(not sure), Outpost hips asked me if i wanted to allow Raw Sockets. I permanently blocked. Never seen such a popup but remembering days past and Mr Steve's little program..........well it kinda came naturally. Did i screw something up and if so where is that rule to revert ? It is not showing in Global.
     
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    Go to Control Panel - Default Programs - "Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program" then scroll down to .mapimail (MAPIMAIL file) and associate Tbird with it.

    Just guessing here as I don't use Tbird but I had to set that protocol with Windows Mail in order to get it to send properly?
     
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    There is no Windows Mail any more in Win 7. It's gone.....
     
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    It's still there but winmail.exe is a read only hidden system file with a workaround is delete the whole "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail" from Win 7 and copy/paste one over from Vista.

    Doing that and setting it up allowed me to receive emails but I couldn't send till I set that association in my previous post.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=255168
     
  6. Rainwalker

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    Tried what you suggested Franklin. Made no difference. Previously i tuned off OP and that made no difference. Recently i decided to completely uninstall OP. Although OP was turned off it still had bits of it running. With OP uninstalled mail program worked fine, so reinstalled OP and changed a few defaults being sure to add "Report This" to each rule. Mail program is now behaving as before( not working) with no reporting popups o_O
     
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    if you want windows mail download windows mail.
    its part of windows live and is called windows live mail.
     
  8. Kerodo

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    Yep, that's the easiest way. Live Mail is just the further evolution of Windows Mail. Works fine.
     
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    I really would like to get to the bottom of this. I understand web mail and the like will work, but i prefer to have a mail client on my PC. I have tried a couple of other mail clients, but produced the same results o_O o_O
     
  10. Kerodo

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    Windows Live Mail is a mail client that resides on your PC. Have you tried that?

    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    You can install only the components you want, in your case just Mail.
     
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    I gave it a try and as i expected, same old same old. Outgoing is fine, but no incoming.

    I am ready to start over, but very unsure how to go. I still have the windows.old file. I still have not authenticated Windows. I would like to go back as far as i can and then reinstall Windows 7 64 using the UPGRADE disk. Is this possible o_O
    I think i have something very corrupted in the registry.
     
  12. mrfargoreed

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    Rainwalker, I'm having exactly the same problems on Windows 7 Ultimate x86. I read about a problem with Thunderbird having problems with my antivirus, so the suggestion was to disable email scanning, which in my opinion is pretty ridiculous - what's the point in an AV not scanning email, despite reading much about not needing to from programs like MSE. I disabled email scanning, but still the same problem - kept getting the error message that the 'folder was being processed', but I would only receive a couple of messages out of a whole batch.

    However, I have now, after days of trying to work this out, installed Thunderbird without any AV or firewall and everything is fine. Strange thing is that I was getting the messages with MSE installed, too. There's an article on the Mozilla forums about solutions to the problem, but nothing worked for me. I can only deduce it was either my AV and/or firewall causing the problems. I never had this on Vista with the same set up. I'm still trying to work out the reason for the problem.

    I'm not sure if this will help:

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_Issues_:_Folder_Being_Processed

    I'm going to try messing about with AVs and firewalls to work out if it's a compatibility issue and report back if I find anything.
     
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    Greetings Mrfargoreed.......The problem here is firewall. Uninstall FW and mail program(s) work. I have set FW rules to allow mail, but still nothing. I am wondering if this issue is happening more with Windows 7 then with other flavors o_O
     
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