What is XMail.exe?

The genuine XMail.exe file is a software component of Drupal 7 by Acquia.
XMail.exe is process that provides the Drupal application to send e-mail. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework used as a back-end for almost 2.1% of the world's websites. Drupal delivers a programming interface for developers and runs on any platform as long at it supports a Web server and is capable of running PHP. Drupal was originally written by Dries Buytaert as an Internet forum, but turned into an open source project by 2001. It became significantly popular in 2003 after it helped build "DeanSpace" for Howard Dean, a US presidential candidate. Today, it is developed by a community that has over a million members.

xMail stands for Drupal 7 Extension for Mail

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the XMail.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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XMail.exe file information

The process known as XMail.exe belongs to software Acquia Dev Desktop or Apache2Triad: apache server by unknown.

Description: XMail.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. XMail.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,824 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 339,968 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. XMail.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. XMail.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Acquia Dev Desktop or Apache2Triad: apache server occur, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ).

Recommended: Identify XMail.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as XMail.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the XMail.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Its part of Drupal 7.0 Acquia DAMP stack for Drupal 7 Handles email extension.
  Chris Allen   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of XMail.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks XMail.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving XMail issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with XMail. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the XMail.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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