Windows Mail Fix for Slowness due to large Restricted Site List

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by GTS, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. GTS

    GTS Guest

    Many users of Spybot (Immunize function) or SpywareBlaster or other programs
    that add a large number of entries to Internet Explorer restricted sites
    list experienced a severe performance problem in Windows Mail after running
    the KB931768 critical update.

    The following registry change resulted in an immediate return to normal
    speed for a number of test cases. The following can be pasted to a .reg
    file and run. Fix any word wrap so that the text from "[" to"]" is one
    line.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING]
    "winmail.exe"=dword:00000001
     
    GTS, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. Not in my case..


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    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 23, 2007
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  3. GTS

    brink Guest

    Hi GTS,

    Just thought you should know this link below is for you.

    'http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/72674-windows-mail-slow.html'
    (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/72674-windows-mail-slow.html)

    Thank you for the answer,
    Shawn


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    Please post feedback to help others.
     
    brink, Jun 23, 2007
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  4. GTS

    GTS Guest

    Sorry to hear it. This seems to work well for many (it cleared up the
    problem my own PC as well as a few client machines immediately), but there
    may be more than one issue causing Windows Mail performance problems.
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    GTS, Jun 23, 2007
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  5. Addendum:

    See also:

    SB restricted sites slows up Vista Windows Mail - Wilders Security Forums:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1028898

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Many users of Spybot (Immunize function) or SpywareBlaster or other programs
    that add a large number of entries to Internet Explorer restricted sites
    list experienced a severe performance problem in Windows Mail after running
    the KB931768 critical update.

    The following registry change resulted in an immediate return to normal
    speed for a number of test cases. The following can be pasted to a .reg
    file and run. Fix any word wrap so that the text from "[" to"]" is one
    line.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING]
    "winmail.exe"=dword:00000001
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jun 23, 2007
    #5
  6. Ramesh

    This fix didn't work for me at all.. I am back to no entries in 'restricted
    sites' and not running SpywareBlaster.. it's all up to Windows Defender
    now.. :)


    Addendum:

    See also:

    SB restricted sites slows up Vista Windows Mail - Wilders Security Forums:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1028898

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Many users of Spybot (Immunize function) or SpywareBlaster or other programs
    that add a large number of entries to Internet Explorer restricted sites
    list experienced a severe performance problem in Windows Mail after running
    the KB931768 critical update.

    The following registry change resulted in an immediate return to normal
    speed for a number of test cases. The following can be pasted to a .reg
    file and run. Fix any word wrap so that the text from "[" to"]" is one
    line.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING]
    "winmail.exe"=dword:00000001


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    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 23, 2007
    #6
  7. Hi Mike,

    It certainly works fine here. Without the winmail.exe entry, every operation in Windows Mail (Forward/Reply/New Message) took a 3 second delay in my system. I just double checked it for you, and can confirm that the FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING setting really works.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Ramesh

    This fix didn't work for me at all.. I am back to no entries in 'restricted
    sites' and not running SpywareBlaster.. it's all up to Windows Defender
    now.. :)


    Addendum:

    See also:

    SB restricted sites slows up Vista Windows Mail - Wilders Security Forums:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1028898

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Many users of Spybot (Immunize function) or SpywareBlaster or other programs
    that add a large number of entries to Internet Explorer restricted sites
    list experienced a severe performance problem in Windows Mail after running
    the KB931768 critical update.

    The following registry change resulted in an immediate return to normal
    speed for a number of test cases. The following can be pasted to a .reg
    file and run. Fix any word wrap so that the text from "[" to"]" is one
    line.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING]
    "winmail.exe"=dword:00000001


    --


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jun 23, 2007
    #7
  8. GTS

    GTS Guest

    Thanks. That's nicely done.

     
    GTS, Jun 23, 2007
    #8
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