Purpose of winmail.exe running in Windows 7?

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  1. IcyStorm

    IcyStorm MDL Novice

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    Windows Mail no longer ships with Windows 7, I know, but there is a winmail.exe running in my processes list and it's been this way with every build of Windows 7 I've installed.

    What's the purpose of this winmail.exe? When I open its file location, the file itself doesn't even exist, although it does open "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail".
     
  2. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow MDL Junior Member

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    No such process running here ( win7 ultimate, x64 ).

    Some kind of frankenbuild?

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  3. trAsher

    trAsher MDL Novice

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    No WinMail process here for me on my clean Win7 install. Did you updated for WinVista ?
     
  4. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Winmail is the windows live mail client, the outlook replacement ;)
     
  5. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    @IcyStorm,

    I just checked processes and services and I do not see a running winmail.exe. :confused:
     
  6. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Same here, i just checked it to confirm :cool:.
     
  7. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    ^^ What he said. I checked as well no winmail.exe.
     
  8. IcyStorm

    IcyStorm MDL Novice

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    Well, I'm perplexed. Does Windows Live Essentials install it then, or something (even though I didn't choose to install Mail)? Well, I hope it's safe to rename the folder to prevent it from running... because that's what I'm going to do >_>
     
  9. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Start -> msconfig -> and check if it boots.
     
  10. stealthl

    stealthl MDL Novice

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    It's running in mine also. I don't know why, it's from TechNet. Ultimate x64
     
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  11. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    I've had WinMail.exe running in the Beta (90% sure), RC, and RTM.
    Kind of odd if you ask me since there doesn't seem to be a Windows Mail client anymore.
     
  12. cubedj

    cubedj MDL Novice

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    yes, actually it's connected with Microsoft Outlook Web App, winmail.exe appears after the first login to Outlook Live service on microsoft.com...

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