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What is wlmail.exe?

Part of Windows Live Mail by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Live Mail is a free of charge email client from Microsoft. It is the successor to Outlook Express on Windows XP and Windows Mail on Windows Vista. The application is available for download via the Windows Essentials suite.
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How does wlmail.exe run?

Process - wlmail.exe is an instance of a running program.

How does wlmail.exe start?

Shell open command - wlmail.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of mailto with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.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.
Startup files (user) run - wlmail.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Windows Live Mail' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - wlmail.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{9C677B34-88A5-43AC-8ADF-838CB5C8BC2E}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wlmail.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wlmail.exe users, 21.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\mail\wlmail.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Live Mail?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wlmail.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live Mail
Description: Windows Live Mail
Version: 16.4.3508.0205
Size: 99.5 KB
Original file name: wlmail.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 2/21/2011
Expiration date: 5/21/2012

Shell open command details

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

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Windows Live Mail
Command: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {29F827DA-D5CA-4045-97E1-77B3129A1AB2}
Command: \{29F827DA-D5CA-4045-97E1-77B3129A1AB2}

Image hashes

MD5: 2e91f781f1991f44c7f8019e06b3e9f5
SHA-1: 9206dc99f53290a2a41570faee58279b5576e6a1
SHA-256: 3a7ff5d003bf8950bdf88ca51d87b1767730979dbcf6a260cb4df4a72d201686

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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