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Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

  1. #1


    Martyboy Guest

    Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an attachment,
    Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    selecting the "Attach to Email" option.

    Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    --
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Martyboy Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    Thanks Steve.
    Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    problem
    --
    Thanks


    "Steve Cochran" wrote:

    > Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    > software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    > www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx

    > >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    > > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an attachment,
    > > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    > > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    > > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    > >
    > > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    > > --
    > > Thanks
    >

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  3. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    McAfee antivirus is among the top three troublemakers for Windows Mail.
    Turning off email scanning in McAfee is seldom sufficient to eliminate all
    bad effects.

    If the problem continues, the only way you can prove or disprove that
    McAfee is the culprit is to uninstall it, followed by using their debris removal tool:
    http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocumen...107083&lc=1033

    If you decide to replace McAfee, we can recommend a free antivirus
    program which is more compatible with Windows Mail:

    Instead of switching to a different antivirus, another option is to upgrade
    to Windows Live Mail (WLM), which is more resistant to the adverse effects
    of overly intrusive antivirus products: http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

    Even with WLM, you must disable email scanning in the antivirus,
    for the reason explained here:
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tuto...ning/index.htm


    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx

    > Thanks Steve.
    > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    > problem
    > --
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >

    >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    >>
    >> steve
    >>
    >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx

    >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an attachment,
    >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    >> >
    >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    >> > --
    >> > Thanks
    >>


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  4. #4


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    As Gary indicates, you may need to get rid of McAfee completely and get
    something less invasive and disfunctional.

    steve

    "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx

    > Thanks Steve.
    > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    > problem
    > --
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >

    >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    >>
    >> steve
    >>
    >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx

    >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an
    >> > attachment,
    >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    >> >
    >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    >> > --
    >> > Thanks
    >>

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  5. #5


    Martyboy Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    Thanks for your advice.
    I have totally removed Mc Affee by using the uninstall and Mc Affee removal
    tool as you suggested but the problem still remains.

    I have also found that I cannot "add files" to Windows DVD Maker, as program
    becomes unresponsive. I am however able to "drag" files into the program.
    --
    Thanks


    "Steve Cochran" wrote:

    > As Gary indicates, you may need to get rid of McAfee completely and get
    > something less invasive and disfunctional.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx

    > > Thanks Steve.
    > > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    > > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    > > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    > > problem
    > > --
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    > >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    > >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    > >>
    > >> steve
    > >>
    > >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx
    > >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    > >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an
    > >> > attachment,
    > >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    > >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    > >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    > >> > --
    > >> > Thanks
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    It is troublesome that your DVD Maker program is also misbehaving,
    as this may point to a common underlying Vista issue. We can't go
    into the DVD Maker in this forum which is dedicated to Windows Mail.

    Your best bet at this point is to try upgrading to Windows Live Mail:

    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0910B110-0EDD-4EB9-8108-67D0BE75EB23@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for your advice.
    > I have totally removed Mc Affee by using the uninstall and Mc Affee removal
    > tool as you suggested but the problem still remains.
    >
    > I have also found that I cannot "add files" to Windows DVD Maker, as program
    > becomes unresponsive. I am however able to "drag" files into the program.
    > --
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >

    >> As Gary indicates, you may need to get rid of McAfee completely and get
    >> something less invasive and disfunctional.
    >>
    >> steve
    >>
    >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx

    >> > Thanks Steve.
    >> > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    >> > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    >> > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    >> > problem
    >> > --
    >> > Thanks
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    >> >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    >> >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    >> >>
    >> >> steve
    >> >>
    >> >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx
    >> >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    >> >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an
    >> >> > attachment,
    >> >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    >> >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    >> >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >>
    >>


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Martyboy Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    At last I think I've cracked it.
    I created a "new user" and as long as I log on as the new user all appears
    to be well.
    --
    Thanks


    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > It is troublesome that your DVD Maker program is also misbehaving,
    > as this may point to a common underlying Vista issue. We can't go
    > into the DVD Maker in this forum which is dedicated to Windows Mail.
    >
    > Your best bet at this point is to try upgrading to Windows Live Mail:
    >
    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >
    >
    > "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0910B110-0EDD-4EB9-8108-67D0BE75EB23@xxxxxx

    > > Thanks for your advice.
    > > I have totally removed Mc Affee by using the uninstall and Mc Affee removal
    > > tool as you suggested but the problem still remains.
    > >
    > > I have also found that I cannot "add files" to Windows DVD Maker, as program
    > > becomes unresponsive. I am however able to "drag" files into the program.
    > > --
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    > >

    > >> As Gary indicates, you may need to get rid of McAfee completely and get
    > >> something less invasive and disfunctional.
    > >>
    > >> steve
    > >>
    > >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx
    > >> > Thanks Steve.
    > >> > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    > >> > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    > >> > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    > >> > problem
    > >> > --
    > >> > Thanks
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    > >> >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    > >> >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    > >> >>
    > >> >> steve
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx
    > >> >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    > >> >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an
    > >> >> > attachment,
    > >> >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    > >> >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    > >> >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > Thanks
    > >> >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >

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  8. #8


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    You're very welcome. Thanks for reporting back.
    Sounds like Windows Mail for the old user had become corrupt.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:C4D9C216-5CDD-4D02-B447-6B299AE87441@xxxxxx

    > At last I think I've cracked it.
    > I created a "new user" and as long as I log on as the new user all appears
    > to be well.
    > --
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> It is troublesome that your DVD Maker program is also misbehaving,
    >> as this may point to a common underlying Vista issue. We can't go
    >> into the DVD Maker in this forum which is dedicated to Windows Mail.
    >>
    >> Your best bet at this point is to try upgrading to Windows Live Mail:
    >>
    >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:0910B110-0EDD-4EB9-8108-67D0BE75EB23@xxxxxx

    >> > Thanks for your advice.
    >> > I have totally removed Mc Affee by using the uninstall and Mc Affee removal
    >> > tool as you suggested but the problem still remains.
    >> >
    >> > I have also found that I cannot "add files" to Windows DVD Maker, as program
    >> > becomes unresponsive. I am however able to "drag" files into the program.
    >> > --
    >> > Thanks
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> As Gary indicates, you may need to get rid of McAfee completely and get
    >> >> something less invasive and disfunctional.
    >> >>
    >> >> steve
    >> >>
    >> >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Thanks Steve.
    >> >> > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the same.
    >> >> > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and adding
    >> >> > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still have the
    >> >> > problem
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    >> >> >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    >> >> >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> steve
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx
    >> >> >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    >> >> >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an
    >> >> >> > attachment,
    >> >> >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    >> >> >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the file and
    >> >> >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows Mail?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Unable to add attachments in Windows Mail

    As the old user, you might try deleting the mail account, closing and
    reopening Winmail and then adding it back again.

    steve

    "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C4D9C216-5CDD-4D02-B447-6B299AE87441@xxxxxx

    > At last I think I've cracked it.
    > I created a "new user" and as long as I log on as the new user all appears
    > to be well.
    > --
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> It is troublesome that your DVD Maker program is also misbehaving,
    >> as this may point to a common underlying Vista issue. We can't go
    >> into the DVD Maker in this forum which is dedicated to Windows Mail.
    >>
    >> Your best bet at this point is to try upgrading to Windows Live Mail:
    >>
    >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:0910B110-0EDD-4EB9-8108-67D0BE75EB23@xxxxxx

    >> > Thanks for your advice.
    >> > I have totally removed Mc Affee by using the uninstall and Mc Affee
    >> > removal
    >> > tool as you suggested but the problem still remains.
    >> >
    >> > I have also found that I cannot "add files" to Windows DVD Maker, as
    >> > program
    >> > becomes unresponsive. I am however able to "drag" files into the
    >> > program.
    >> > --
    >> > Thanks
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> As Gary indicates, you may need to get rid of McAfee completely and
    >> >> get
    >> >> something less invasive and disfunctional.
    >> >>
    >> >> steve
    >> >>
    >> >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news2072386-71E3-4965-AC7E-B160574E91B6@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Thanks Steve.
    >> >> > Turned off email scanning in Mc Affee antivirus. problem still the
    >> >> > same.
    >> >> > Then tried removing email account, shutting down Windows Mail, and
    >> >> > adding
    >> >> > email account, as per your reference website. Unfortunately still
    >> >> > have the
    >> >> > problem
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Check to see if you have email scanning enabled with your antivirus
    >> >> >> software. Such will interfere in mysterious ways. See
    >> >> >> www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 (the section on AV software).
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> steve
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Martyboy" <Martyboy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:3B7AC23A-21EA-46D0-9D0F-70D39BC83F82@xxxxxx
    >> >> >> >I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    >> >> >> > When I open up a new email and click the paperclip to add an
    >> >> >> > attachment,
    >> >> >> > Windows Mail instantly shuts down, giving no error reports.
    >> >> >> > I did manage to eventually send the attachment by going to the
    >> >> >> > file and
    >> >> >> > selecting the "Attach to Email" option.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Any ideas why clicking the paperclip should shutdown Windows
    >> >> >> > Mail?
    >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

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