How to reset Windows Mail

Recently Windows Mail started freezing whenever I wanted to reply to or compose new emails.

This can be fixed by resetting Windows mail registry settings.

Let’s take a look on how to reset that setting and bring back Windows Mail back to normalcy.

Close Windows Mail if it is running.

First we need to back up the associated registry key of Windows Mail.
Launch registry editor (Start > Run > regedt32) with admin privileges and drill down to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows Mail


Select export and store the key.

Once done,delete it.

Launch Windows Mail,this will make a new key with clean settings.

Most of the Windows Mail problems can be fixed by this method,although a backup of the key being deleted is a must.

Happy emailing.

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One Response to “How to reset Windows Mail”

  1. Roy
    September 25, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    WinMail (7) wont start after rename useraccount. Fix works for me. Best tip ever, thanks.

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