Resolve the issue when Windows® Mail is not responding
Is Windows Mail installed on your system not responding? Find out how to solve the problem.
Majority of all computers in the world are connected via some network or the other. E-mails allow users to send information from one computer to another distant one quickly and efficiently. There are many e-mail service providers and one single user might have multiple e-mail accounts. To manage such accounts and to make working with e-mails more efficient, an e-mailing software needs to be installed. Windows Mail is an e-mailing/newsgroup application from Microsoft. Windows Mail supports all kinds of e-mails and the application came preinstalled with versions of Windows Operating Systems such as Windows Vista. Windows Mail can be used for sending, receiving, forwarding or attaching files to e-mails. There are some issues that might come up with the use of Windows Mail on computers. These problems include Windows Mail not responding, Windows Mail not able to send/ receive mail, error messages coming up with the use of Windows Mail and so on. Windows Mail not responding issue is usually because of reasons such as malware infections, registry issues, some conflicting applications running in background, problems with some of the system files associated with Windows Mail and so on.
Following details gives users more information regarding ways to fix Windows Mail not responding issue:
- Clear registry errors
- Check active services
- Repair Operating System
Clear registry errors
Windows based Operating Systems have a database of information known as the system registry. Registry contains important information regarding the working of the system and this includes Windows Mail application installed on the system. If the registry entries associated with Windows Mail are involved in some clashes with obsolete registry entries, the application might stop responding. Cleaning the registry of the system with a registry cleaning software would solve such problems and get the Windows Mail working well.
Check active services
Another reason as to why Windows Mail might have stopped responding is clashes between incompatible services on the system. Although Windows Mail is compatible with Windows OS, they might not be compatible with some third party applications. If some services of third party applications are running in the background and clashing with Windows Mail service, the program would stop responding. Terminating or disabling such services using the Task manager would solve such issues.
If the system files associated with Windows Mail got damaged or corrupted in some way, then Windows Mail might stop responding. In such cases, the problem can be solved by repairing the Operating System using default OS repair tool and installation disc. Users can also try restoring system to a previous restore point when Windows Mail was working well to solve the issue.
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