Reading email

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  1. sparks

    sparks New Member

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    OS = Windows 7 Home 64 bit
    When I try to open an email in Windows Explorer it opens with "Word Pad." not in "Windows Live Mail" mode
    I know how to change how a file opens and wish to open an ".eml" file so that it looks just like when I read a email in windows live mail.

    I don't know the and can't find name of the program to open the email
    Any one know the name of the program to read the email file?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I don't know why the association would nit be created by default.

    When you right-click on the email, hit the Shift key an you should get a Open With entry on the context menu.

    Scroll to the executable for Windows Mail and select that exe file

    Check the box to use this program to open this file type.
     
  3. sparks

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    I have done that. It did not nelp. I even tried to manually install "Wlmail.exe" as the default program. All that did was when I was in Outlook Express and tried to open a ".eml" file. I opened "Windows Live Mail."

    Do you know of any other program that will read an email without all the other headers etc?
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    What do you mean by Outlook Express?
     
  5. sparks

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    I should of wrote Windows Explorer
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I don't use Windows Live Mail, so I don;y that that much about it.

    What is the 3-letter extension used by the program.

    And don't they just open in the program itself?
     
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    .eml

    The 3-letter extension is .eml
     
  8. reghakr

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    Have you looked through all the options in the Windows Mail program for a way to remove the headers from displaying?
     
  9. stueycaster

    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner
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    Here's what's supposed to happen whenever you double click a file with a .eml extension. First the Windows Live Mail splash screen displays then the message comes up in a message window. The rest of the program doesn't display. I've never seen it happen any other way.

    I wish I could tell you what is wrong.
     
  10. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I think i fully understand what you mean now.

    The message displays properly in Live Mail, but if you save the file to the hard drive and try to open it, the box pops up asking what program to use to open this file.

    I just saved an e-mail from Thunderbird to the hard drive and tried to open It. Same thing, box popped up again asking what program to use.

    My extension is also .eml

    I know in Outlook Express and possibly Windows mail, double-clicking on a .eml on the hard drive would open the email in a smaller window.

    Am I correct so far?
     

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