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WLM will not open .email attachments

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Charlie22

#1
I have to drag the attachment to the desktop, then rename the ext. to .eml.
Then it will open in WLM. I tried to associate .email with WLM but .email
doesn't show up in the list. I don't have this happening very often. And it
only happens with one user. That user or someone before him must be using OE.
Why doesn't WLM open them?
 

My Computer

W

...winston

#2
It's been quite some time since I used OE but iirc *.email was used for exported email messages.

Have you tried double clicking on the file and upon seeing the dialog box 'Windows cannot open this file' then choose Select a
program from the list, click the option to always use this program and browse to wlmail.exe to associate *.email with the WLM
executable ?

Even if adding an extension by assigning it to WLM in Vista, any files received with an *.email extension from anyone should be
scanned with a capable AV program since the *.email extension was used to distribute a virus or worm.


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...winston
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"Charlie22" <Charlie22@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:16E37382-5D28-4680-AE76-E7CB90FE9AD6@xxxxxx

> I have to drag the attachment to the desktop, then rename the ext. to .eml.
> Then it will open in WLM. I tried to associate .email with WLM but .email
> doesn't show up in the list. I don't have this happening very often. And it
> only happens with one user. That user or someone before him must be using OE.
> Why doesn't WLM open them?
 

My Computer

J
#3
The extension .email is no longer used.

If, however, you wish to set your email program
to open them, then export this registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.eml

Open it with Notepad then search and replace all
".eml" to ".email". Save and exit. Merge it into the
registry. This will add the extension ".email" and
make it behave exactly as ".eml" does. (.eml will
not be changed or deleted)


ju.c


"Charlie22" <Charlie22@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:16E37382-5D28-4680-AE76-E7CB90FE9AD6@xxxxxx

> I have to drag the attachment to the desktop, then rename the ext. to .eml.
> Then it will open in WLM. I tried to associate .email with WLM but .email
> doesn't show up in the list. I don't have this happening very often. And it
> only happens with one user. That user or someone before him must be using OE.
> Why doesn't WLM open them?
 

My Computer

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