Solve Windows® Mail Keeps Opening Issue
What are the reasons for Windows Mail keeps opening on its own and ways to solve?
Windows Mail is an e-mail program used and is shipped with Windows Vista. By using this e-mail program, you could open websites, send and receive mails. This is the successor version of Microsoft Outlook Express which was used in the earlier Windows Operating Systems. You would be able to sue the e-mail clients like Gmail, Yahoo! etc. in this Windows Mail program. There are chances that you would face issues related to the Windows Mail. It is seen that without opening, Windows Mail may open on its own. Some of the issues are caused by the presence of threats present in the system. If the Windows Mail becomes corrupted that would also cause abnormal behavior of the program. Changing registry entries of the program would also cause problems. It would be better to update Windows Mail program.
Below given points are the tips to solve the issue of Windows Mail to open on its own:
- Look for startup programs
- Check for any malware
- Other tips to solve
Look for startup programs
It is seen that if you have added Windows Mail program as startup program, it would open on its own. So, you need to check for that. Firstly, click 'Run' from the Start menu. Then you would type 'msconfig' and then click OK. In the new window, you need to click the tab called 'Startup'. In that, look for the Windows Mail. If a checkmark is present associated to the option, you need to uncheck that. This would avoid opening of Windows Mail automatically.
Check for any malware
If there are malware or the viruses present in the system, it would cause automatic opening of Windows Mail. So, you need to check for that. Viruses are the unwanted programs which have the capability to corrupt the system file and the programs. These threats would change the registry settings of the Windows Mail. As a result, this program would open without users' intervention. You would try to use the best antivirus software or an antimalware. These software would check for these threats and delete them all. You could also use the genuine registry cleaner and remove corrupted or the threat causing entries present in the registry.
If the problem is still present, you need to do the clean booting. You need to check which program is causing the issue. So firstly, type msconfig.exe in the Search box and press 'Enter'. In the General tab, click to choose the option 'Selective startup'. Then, click to clear checkbox for 'Load startup items'. Then in the Services tab, click to choose 'Hide all Microsoft services' and then click 'Disable all'. Then, click OK and restart. If again there is issue, you need to enable half of the services. If you find this issue causing any program then, update it or reinstall that. You can check for the Windows Mail program. Make sure that the program is not corrupted or functioning well. If there is any issue, try to repair the program.
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