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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 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. winmail.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the winmail.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of winmail.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows Mail?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is winmail.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03308% CPU330784.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
47.43 MB RAM220.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 9 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
392 GDI objects261.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
42 context switches/sec42.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
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 modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Windows Mail.

What else is related?

Windows Mail Stability

winmail.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Ha deixat de respondre i s'ha tancat (AppHangB1)
Details: Aquest programa ha deixat d'interactuar amb el Windows per un problema.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Ha deixat de respondre i s'ha tancat (AppHangB1)
Details: Aquest programa ha deixat d'interactuar amb el Windows per un problema.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Ha deixat de respondre i s'ha tancat (AppHangB1)
Details: Aquest programa ha deixat d'interactuar amb el Windows per un problema.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: winmail.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Mail
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 388 KB
Original file name: WinMail.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1351873860%
Privileged CPU: 0.1021088939%
User CPU: 0.03307849212148%
Total CPU time: 127 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 50768.53 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 16 ms
User CPU time: 30.04 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,131,120,706
CPU cycle count /min: 258,094,914
Context switches /sec: 42
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 247.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 280.57 MB
Paged memory: 47.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 78.49 MB
Paged system memory: 338.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 24.14 KB
Working set memory: 48.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 81.47 MB
Min working set memory: 20.47 MB
Private memory: 47.43 MB
Page faults: 1,493,385
Page faults /min: 644
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9,452
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 204.24 MB
Read transfer /min: 90.62 KB
Total write operations: 5,797
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 205.96 MB
Write transfer /min: 87.91 KB
Total other operations: 377,152
Other operations /min: 192
Total other transfer: 17.5 MB
Other Transfer /min: 8.4 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 392
USER objects: 231
Handle count average: 701
Thread count average: 17
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe" /mailurC:"mailtC:?subject=A friend suggested this page on Film Annex&body=Hello,%0Aa friend of yours suggests you take a look at this content on Film AnneC:%0A%0AhttC://www.filmannex.com/%0A%0A-----------------------------------------------------------%0AFilm Annex Privacy StatemenC:%0AhttC://www.filmannex.com/FilmAnnex%0A%0ASuggestions and feedback are welcome at [email protected]%0A%0AFilm Annex - New York, NY 10011, USA%0A20 West 20th Street, suite

Shell open command details

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

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 53326
UDP: LISTENING on port 59345
UDP: LISTENING on port 59794

Image hashes

MD5: 7e6ea9cb72b5de84a5d700bed877e5f9
SHA-1: 85b6aa429350333343db149eb2198e7fc38c3e4f
SHA-256: 8261b7c2a776f59baefabeeaf8e9425cb0f4d3700ef63caa7095398368ed3c6e

PE image details

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