Windows Mail Tray Icon


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    Windows Mail Tray Icon

    Windows Mail Tray Icon
    How to Add a Tray Bar Icon for Windows Mail
    Windows Mail Tray Icon

    How to Add a Tray Icon for Windows Mail

    information   Information
    This program will add a system tray icon that will allow Windows Mail to be minimized to the tray icon allowing you to be notified of new messages without Windows Mail being on the taskbar.
    Note   Note
    This program will not integrate into Windows Mail, but is a stand alone EXE program that works with Windows Mail.

    WinMailTray
    Current Download Site:
    http://www.msblog.org/download/WinMailTray.zip


    Written by: Kristan Kenney

    Tip   Tip
    Another free program that has a few more features is Windows Mail Tray Icon.




    OPTION ONE

    How to Install WinMailTray
    1. Click on the Download button below to download the WinMailTray.zip file from the Current download site above.
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    2. Click on Save and save it to your Desktop.

    3. Right click on the downloaded WinMailTray.zip file and click on Properties.

    4. Click on Unblock and OK to apply. (See screenshot below)
    Windows Mail Tray Icon-unblock-jpg
    5. Right click on the downloaded WinMailTray.zip file and click on Open.

    6. Extract the WinMailTray.exe (Inside WinMailTray.zip) to the Desktop.

    7. Delete the downloaded WinMailTray.zip folder when done extracting WinMailTray.exe.

    8. Go to C:\Program Files in Windows Explorer.
    NOTE: This is for adding a folder to put WinMailTray.exe in later.

    9. Right click in a empty area and click New and click Folder.

    10. Click on Continue in Access Denied pop-up.

    11. Click on Continue in UAC pop-up.

    12. Type WinMailTray and press Enter.

    13. Click on Continue in Access Denied pop-up.

    14. Click on Continue in UAC pop-up.

    15. Right click on the extracted WinMailTray.exe file and click on Cut.

    16. Go back to C:\Program Files\WinMailTray and right click on a empty area and click Paste.
    NOTE: This is to put WinMailTray.exe inside the WinMailTray folder.

    17. Click on Continue in Access Denied pop-up.

    18. Click on Continue in UAC pop-up.

    19. In C:\Program Files\WinMailTray, right click on WinMailTray.exe and click Send To and click Desktop (create shortcut).

    20. Place the shortcut (on desktop) where you like to be able to run WinMailTray when you like.
    NOTE: Place a copy of the shortcut in your Startup folder in the Start menu and All Programs if you want WinMailTray to run at startup.

    21. Click on the shortcut to open WinMailTray.

    22. Open Windows Mail from WinMailTray icon on traybar.
    NOTE: You will now see an envelope in the Tray notification area with these options below:
    Windows Mail Tray Icon-mail-jpg






    OPTION TWO

    How to Use WinMailTray
    1. Have WinMailTray running.
    NOTE: WinMailTray must be running to be able to Hide (minimize) Windows Mail to the tray icon.

    2. Right click the WinMailTray white envelope tray icon.
    NOTE: The Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons on Windows Mail will still work as they always have. You must use the tray icon's options to minimize to the tray icon and not the taskbar.

    3. Click on Open Windows Mail to open Window Mail.
    NOTE: You can still open Windows Mail from the normal Windows Mail shortcut for WinMailTray icon to work.

    4. Click on Hide to leave Windows Mail open and minimize it to the tray icon instead of the taskbar.
    NOTE: Clicking Minimize on Windows Mail will still just minimize it to the taskbar.
    You must use the tray icon options.

    5. Click on Show to maximize Windows Mail again.

    6. New Mail Message is to open Windows Mail's Create a new E-mail.

    7. The rest of the options are self explanatory.






    OPTION THREE

    How to Uninstall WinMailTray
    1. Go to the location (above) where you saved the WinMailTray.exe file toand delete it.
    NOTE: Example: C:\Program Files\WinMailTray

    2. Delete any shortcuts you have of it, including the Startup folder in Start Menu and All Programs if you put a shortcut there to.
    That's it,
    Shawn




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  2.    03 Oct 2007 #1
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    Hello,
    I followed all the instructions (including unblock)but when tried tu unzip the download I've got access denied...!!!!
    HEeeelp!! !
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  3.    03 Oct 2007 #2
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    Hi Djraul66,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Did you try to unzip the WinMailTray.exe to the Desktop first?

    Shawn
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  4.    05 Oct 2007 #3
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    THANK you... It's working on the desktop... i have a question tough... what is (86) .....????
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  5.    05 Oct 2007 #4
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    Your welcome Djraul,

    Glad to hear it is working.

    X86 stands for 32 bit. In the 64 bit Vista the Program Files folder are the 64 bit programs and the Programs (x86) are the 32 bit programs. It has both for better compatibilty with add-ons and such. (EX: the 32 bit IE7 and 64 bit IE7).

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  6.    27 Jan 2008 #5
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    This is a great program.

    I successfully downloaded it, and got it to appear in my System Tray But when I right clicked on Close - Only "Tray Control" appeared as a further menu item. When I also clicked on Tray Control, the envelope in the Tray disappeared and in effect the program disappeared. I could not get Windows Mail to hide when minimized or keep the Windows mail Tray Icon to stay visible in the system tray when I tried to click on Tray Control.
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  7.    27 Jan 2008 #6
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    Hi slw0606,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    If Windows Mail is not open (running), then it will not be an available option in Close to close a program. Only the Tray Control will be. When you click on Tray Control it is to close the WinMailTray program, so it will also close the tray icon. You will need to use the Hide or Show option in the tray icon to hide or show Windows Mail to the tray icon.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8.    27 Jan 2008 #7
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    Thanks Shawn frsuch a quick reply.

    OK, when I had Windows Mail open and minimized in the task bar I was able to click on the Hide option in your program and it successfully hid Windows Mail.

    Question: How do I automatically do this at Windows startup?

    I know about the Startup folder. When I included Windows Mail in my startup folder (open minimized) and added your program to the Startup folder too, your program did not automatically hide Windows Mail when Windows was restarted.
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    slw0606,

    I'm glad to hear it is working for you now.

    If you include Windows Mail in the Startup folder, it will open and not be hidden in the tray icon. The only workaround is to only have the WinMailTray.exe program in the Startup folder and open Windows Mail from it, or manually Hide Windows Mail from the tray icon after startup. Sorry.

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  10.    28 Jul 2009 #9
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    Re: Windows Mail Tray Icon


    It doesn't work. You still have to OPEN windows mail to see if you have any new email.
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