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Windows 7: Email defaults


30 Jun 2009   #11

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Did you try to change the MAILTO protocol under :

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations ?
Hi,

I don't know where you're finding this. If I go to start & click on control panel, I don't get an option to select "all control panel items".

If I type that in the search window, it doesn't show.

if I type in "default programs" I get the option to "set default programs" but that only lists some programs that are installed & Pegasus does not show up.

If I click on that link and open the "set default programs and then click on the "default programs" in the directory path, I get to select four links and one is "set computer access and computer defaults"where I think you're talking about (These MS engineers are definitely trying to make windows unfriendly to anyone who needs to customize it) Vista was only slightly less ugly than 7 seems to be.

So anyway, assuming this is where you're talking about, there's three options: Microsoft, non-mictrosoft and custom. Nowhere does mailto show up.

If I go to one of the other 4 links, one is "associate a file type or protocol with a program"

This seems to be closer as it is where you assign a program to be a default for an extension. Unfortunately, mailto is not one of those files. mapimail is the closest option and nowhere is there the ability to add mailto and assign a program to go with it.

XP was much more accessible. If I'm going to stick with 7, it's going to need to be more user friendly. Ubuntu Linux is more direct than I'm finding this to be.

Thanks for the reply

Idears?


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30 Jun 2009   #12

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

You should see this when you hit default programs:
Email defaults-protocol.jpg

Second option is the one I'm talking about.

What build are you using?

As far as seeing the entire control panel contents, you would want to use either small icons or large icons to see the individual sections.

If you type "default programs" into the start menu you should see two options First one sends you to the window I posted above. Second one sends you to the first option in the window above.

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30 Jun 2009   #13

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the interest in helping me out.

My build is 7232 x64

When I click on option 2, Pegasus does not show up. Firefox, winamp & winrar are the only non MS programs that appear here. There is no way I can see to add another program to this. In Pegasus there is an option which has always worked with windows till now & that is "Default system Mail Program" It says: "Click here to enable Pegasus Mail as the default handler for mailto: URLs on this system"

However 7 has no interest in this being enacted. When I click on the button, nothing happens & there's no warning shown.

Of course there is an answer but darned if I can find it as straightforward...

Thanks!
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30 Jun 2009   #14

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Scroll down to the bottom section, what do you see? Mine currently says outlook.
Email defaults-mailto.jpg

Highlight the mailto protocol and click change program up to. You should then see an option to change what program to use.
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30 Jun 2009   #15

windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Here's where it's not making sense. I still don't have a mailto option.

FTP
HTTP
HTTPS
ICY
SC
UNSV
UVOX
LDAP
MMS
SEARCH

Those are the only items listed under protocols.

Idears?
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12 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7 32bit Build 7264
 
 
Registry change kinda works

I'm using Build 7264 of Windows 7 32bit.

I was able to set the "default" value of
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\Shell\open\command
to C:\PMAIL\Programs\wsendto.exe %1

It seems to work fine in limited testing
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11 Mar 2010   #17

Win7
 
 

Dunno what mail app you're using.. I'm using thunderbird and the key was set to "thunderbird url"?!

Thing is that I don't want ANYTHING to happen when I plugin my WinMo so I changed the reg key to "ping localhost" and voila, nothing.

Thanks for the key, that was a great tip.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhanks64 View Post
I'm using Build 7264 of Windows 7 32bit.

I was able to set the "default" value of
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\Shell\open\command
to C:\PMAIL\Programs\wsendto.exe %1

It seems to work fine in limited testing
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11 Mar 2010   #18

Win7
 
 

And then after about 2 mins.. there it is!??!?!?!?!?!!?

...no default program assigned.. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
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11 Mar 2010   #19

Win7
 
 

Isn't there some free mail program from MS for Windows 7 ? I recall there was something for Vista but damn did I ever ignore Vista like the plague..
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08 May 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Megalomando, I don't know if you ever solved your problem, but Pegasus has now brought out a new version, 4.52, which works correctly with Windows 7. Give it a try.
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