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What is winmail.exe?

Part of Windows Mail by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Mail is an email and newsgroup client included in Windows. Windows Mail is not a component of Internet Explorer, unlike Outlook Express, which was bundled with Internet Explorer. Unlike its predecessor Outlook Express, Windows Mail does not have WebDAV, making it incapable of accessing web-based email services through WebDAV.
(winmail.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does winmail.exe run?

Process - winmail.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. winmail.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does winmail.exe start?

Shell open command - winmail.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of mailto with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" /mailurC:"%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the winmail.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of winmail.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winmail.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU132.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.66 MB RAM40.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
48 GDI objects32.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows mail\winmail.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Mail?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: winmail.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Mail
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 388.5 KB
Original file name: WinMail.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000469176%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000336690%
User CPU: 0.00001324857406%
Privileged CPU time: 953.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 657,376,108
CPU cycle count /min: 2,532,117
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.19 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.2 GB
Paged memory: 8.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.79 MB
Paged system memory: 251.68 KB
Non-paged system memory: 24.02 KB
Working set memory: 2.97 MB
Peak working set memory: 14.77 MB
Min working set memory: 2.66 MB
Private memory: 8.66 MB
Page faults: 51,003
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 438
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 98.37 MB
Read transfer /min: 8.67 KB
Total write operations: 195
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 104.9 MB
Write transfer /min: 9.25 KB
Total other operations: 31,677
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 957.17 KB
Other Transfer /min: 84 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 48
Peak GDI objects: 49
USER objects: 40
Peak USER objects: 42
Handle count average: 287
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" -Embedding

Shell open command details

Name: snews
Command: "C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" /newsurC:"%1"

Image hashes

MD5: d963411f6a531302bef2d9652d8a7e54
SHA-1: adc6bfadc2869b6c9044e601731d6d9ac7a6832e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.76986
File packed: No
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