Possible reasons for Microsoft® Windows® Mail Missing from default program list?
How to fix issues with Microsoft Windows Mail?
Microsoft Windows Mail is Microsoft's current implementation of the built-in e-mail client. This program is useful in creating, sending, receiving and managing your e-mail messages. You can use the program for different e-mail accounts like Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Hotmail etc. it can be used as news client and can be used for configuring news accounts. You can see your e-mails, contacts as well as calendars using the program even without Internet connection. It has been added with a number of features like quick e-mail search utility and automated Junk e-mail filter. The program comes integrated with latest Microsoft Windows Operating System like Microsoft Windows Vista. It is usually displayed in the Start Menu of the system. But, you may miss Windows Mail account from the Start Menu due to some reasons. Thus, you can't be able to access or use the program. You can fix the problem simply by following some steps.
Here are some tips to fix Windows Mail icon missing from the Start Menu issue:
- Reasons for Windows Mail missing
- Reinstate using mailclients.reg
- Re-install Desktop Experience
Reasons for Windows Mail missing
There may be a number of reasons behind the Windows Mail icon missing from the Start Menu issue. The most possible reason behind it includes the manual interference. Users may have unknowingly removed the icons. The icon missing is the symptom of malware infection in the system. The issue can come as a result of some corruptions in the system registry.
Reinstate using mailclients.reg
It is possible to reinstate the Windows Mail icon to the Start Menu of the system. To do this, you need to follow some simple steps. At first, you need to download the e-mail clients from appropriate websites. You need to save these downloaded files to the desktop. You need to then right-click the mailclients.reg and select the Merge option from drop-down menu appearing. You need to enter proper administrator password when prompted to do so. You need to follow on-screen instructions and get the Windows Mail icon re-appeared.
If you are using Operating System like Microsoft Windows Server 2008, you can try re-installing the Desktop Experience to fix the issue. To do this, you need to uninstall the Desktop Experience using Remove feature located under the Features tab of Server Manger. Reboot the system and see the log on and Server Manger starting automatically. You can see the desktop theme gone after the configuration of Server Manager. You need to then get the Add Features under Features tab of Server Manger and get the Desktop Manger re-installed. After clean reboot of the system, you can get the Windows Mail icon back in the Start Menu.
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