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Windows 7: Why does this URL email icon bring up Windows Live Mail?

09 Dec 2011   #1
eknirb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Why does this URL email icon bring up Windows Live Mail?

See this?
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It's a Christmas webcam. If you mouse over it, you get an "EMAIL THIS" icon. Click it, I get "Windows Live Mail" come up.

Don't use it. Never have. Yahoo! Mail is my default MAILTO: program, and it works fine.

Why does this come up?


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10 Dec 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I just get the picture, no email icon
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10 Dec 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@ Jacee,

It should be this icon when you hover over the video.
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@ Eknirb

Yahoo, is a web based, so it will open whatever email client program (ex: Windows Live Mail) that you have installed instead.


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10 Dec 2011   #4
eknirb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

so it won't open the web mail client..just whatever is installed as a desktop client, even if I don't use it.
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10 Dec 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, just your default desktop email client.
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15 Dec 2011   #6
eknirb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

yes, but can't I get Yahoo Mail to come up? This says Windows Live Mail, and I don't use that. Or want to use it.
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15 Dec 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if this may be able to help to make Yahoo your default email client in Windows 7.

How can I make Yahoo! Mail my default email application? | Yahoo! Mail Help
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15 Dec 2011   #8
eknirb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I use Chrome, Yahoo Mail is the default mailto: for it. It's just some of these sites, like the one @ the beginning of the thread, bring that WLM up.
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16 Dec 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can still use Chrome, but what matters is how it's set in the link above if you wanted to make Yahoo the default email program in Windows for Yahoo to open when you click on a email type button.
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