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Windows 7: Email defaults

28 Jun 2009   #1
Megalomando

windows 7
 
 
Email defaults

I can't figure out how to assign the default mailto: to my email progam. I use Pegasus for my emails, have since 1994 & now using the current version. I've always been able to use the commands in Pegasus to allow me to use pegasus as the default email program but Windows 7 does not recgonize Pegasus when it comes to trying to send from a software via the email to link or when in Firefox & IE when clicking on an email to link.

Nothing about Pegasus shows in the default programs in Control Panel VIA Control panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set default programs.

Nothing showed in the default programs options either so I installed Windows Live to try and change it to go to Pegasus when Windows live was called but when I modified those commands, nothing happened either.

So how does one get 7 to use the email program of choice?

I'm using build 7232

Thanks


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28 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
pegasus

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megalomando View Post
I can't figure out how to assign the default mailto: to my email progam. I use Pegasus for my emails, have since 1994 & now using the current version. I've always been able to use the commands in Pegasus to allow me to use pegasus as the default email program but Windows 7 does not recgonize Pegasus when it comes to trying to send from a software via the email to link or when in Firefox & IE when clicking on an email to link.

Nothing about Pegasus shows in the default programs in Control Panel VIA Control panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set default programs.

Nothing showed in the default programs options either so I installed Windows Live to try and change it to go to Pegasus when Windows live was called but when I modified those commands, nothing happened either.

So how does one get 7 to use the email program of choice?

I'm using build 7232

Thanks
Hi although pegasus is "vista capable" you might find it dificult to get win 7 to recognize it by default. I noticed you went to cpanel/via/defaults to try and make it default. Is there a reason yo didn't go to win 7 cpanel for it?

Ken
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28 Jun 2009   #3
Megalomando

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Hi although pegasus is "vista capable" you might find it dificult to get win 7 to recognize it by default. I noticed you went to cpanel/via/defaults to try and make it default. Is there a reason yo didn't go to win 7 cpanel for it?

Ken
I went there because I clicked on the mailto in a program and a window came up saying there is no email program associated to perform the requested action and to install an email program or if one is installed to create an association in the default programs control panel.

Since it appears Microsoft is making it harder and harder for the user to use legacy commands to personalize windows, I could not go to the options seen in 95, 98,2000 & XP to add the association under "folder options" (it no longer exists there), I typed :default programs in the search bar and "set default programs" is what opened up for me.

back tracking to the "default programs was useless as nothing I found there was of help.

Did that answer your question?

Thanks for the reply, I'd like to find Win 7 worth staying with,
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28 Jun 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

right-click on the icon for your mail client and "Run as administrator" and then apply the settings you normally do to make it the default client. Then close the mail client and reopen it as your normal user. Maybe that will work.
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28 Jun 2009   #5
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

sorry but I only use Firefox and never had a problem with it... good luck though!
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29 Jun 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by screwballl View Post
sorry but I only use Firefox and never had a problem with it... good luck though!
You mean Thunderbird right?

Besides web based email such as hotmail and gmail, Firefox isn't a mail client is it?
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29 Jun 2009   #7
Megalomando

windows 7
 
 

Hi Sunspirit,

If you're asking me, no, I do use gmail which offers a pop account so I can get it on both web based email and with Pegasus. You could use outlook, Eudora, any of the pop3 programs. But I'm having my issues with Pegasus which is found at pmail.com

Thanks!

MM
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29 Jun 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Did you try my earlier suggestion?

I was not really asking you about Firefox or Thunderbird. I quoted screwballl
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30 Jun 2009   #9
Megalomando

windows 7
 
 

Ah,

Yes I tried that, didn't make a difference.
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30 Jun 2009   #10
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Did you try to change the MAILTO protocol under :

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