I've been running Windows Mail fine on my Windows Vista 64 computer for several years.
A few days ago, for no apparent reason, it began failing to stop its WinMail.exe process whenever I'd exit the program. I usually exit with the "X" at the top right of the window. The window would close but the WinMail.exe would keep running.
As a result, if I'd attempt to open Windows Mail again, it would not start up. If I go into Windows Task Manager. I would see two WinMail.exe processes. If I end both processes, then I could start Windows Mail. But again, closing it and the process would still remain running.
I searched the web for answers. Some indicated it may be antivirus email checking. I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials. I turned off real time protection, but the problem still happened.
Some answers indicated the database may be corrupt. I got a utility called WMUtil and I repaired and compressed the database, but that didn't solve it.
I even went back to a restore point of about a week ago, before the problem started. That didn't fix it.
I'm stumped and this is very annoying and frustrating. Does anyone know how to fix this?