Repairing Windows® Vista® Mail Database Issues
Windows Mail is the default e-mail client which has been included with Microsoft Windows Vista system. The application depends on the integrity of its message database. Thus, this is also knows as message store. The Windows Mail Database is mainly used for functioning the e-mail properly. If your Windows Vista system is turned off unexpectedly while the message store is being used, you could find that Windows Mail demonstrates strange behavior or it may not run properly. This could be because the Windows Mail database has been corrupted. You could try cleaning up the Windows Mail message store by using built-in features of Windows Mail or using a third-party utility which could probably resolve this issue.
Here are some tips to repair Windows Vista Mail Database issues:
- Using Patch
- Using Built-in Features
- Using WMUtil
If you are using the initial version of Windows Mail, you may have noted some issues in the mail. You could be getting 'unable to remove' messages from specific mail folders in the Windows Mail. The solution to this issue is a patch for the Windows Mail. You could download and install Windows Mail patch or Windows Vista Service Pack 2 in your system to resolve this issue.
Using Built-in Features
It is possible to use the builtin features of Windows Mail to resolve issues. For this, you need to launch Windows Mail and then click on the 'Tools' menu and get the 'Options' menu. Then, you need to click on 'Advanced' tab and then click the 'Maintenance' button which is located at the bottom of the window. The next step is to click the button which is labeled as 'Clean Up Now'. After doing this, you need to click the 'Reset' button. This task will clear all messages out of the Windows Mail message store.
If you are unable to repair Windows Mail, then you could try using some third-party software for this purpose. The WMUtil is the best for this purpose. To repair Windows Mail in this way, you need to install and run the WMUtil in your system and then click the 'Repair Database' button. You would then see a window which will remind you that this operation should only be performed when the Windows Mail database is damaged or corrupt, as there is a possibility of losing information. Then, you need to click 'OK' to continue.
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