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Windows 7: How to set yahoo mail as my default mail client?

02 Nov 2009   #1

Window 7
How to set yahoo mail as my default mail client?

Hi to all! I am new here. We just got a new desktop computer with OS window 7. I was able to set yahoo as my homepage and able to access to my email and installed yahoo messenger. My problem is everytime I click "read mail" it says that it cannot perform operation because the default mail client is not properly installed. So I went to my control panel - internet options - programs to change my default email but there is no way I can choose yahoo mail as default email. I tried it many times and still trying to figure how to set my yahoo mail.

Also, every time I click the hyperlink email it says that "There is no program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel". So I tried to make changes of my default programs but no yahoo mail.

Is there anybody here with similar case with me? Hope you can help.
Thanks everyone!

Looking for your help.l

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #2

Win 7 Premium, 32 bit, upgraded from Vista Home

Me too. I'm having the same trouble in hyperlink email; tried a lot of things. Two of us need help! VK
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
yahoo mail and windows 7

I use Mozilla Firefox browser on my Windows7 machine for this very reason....
Install Mozilla Firefox ..... go to tools then applications then mail to drop down box, select Use Yahoo Mail....for some reason Windows 7 will not let you choose yahoo mail in the IE browser. I use IE 8 in a Vista and XP machine and the option for yahoo mail as default is available... I have read that the yahoo plus mail is an option ........
could it be that yahoo is working on being a paid service....

another choice would be to set up the pop mail to go to outlook express...i have not used outlook express for years..

Have a Great Day

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2010   #4


Just install the yahoo toolbar if you have not done so.
NOTE: make sure to select "Install Yahoo mail plugin" option.

Now do the following steps
1) go to control panel -> programs -> Default programs -> set default programs
2) click on the yahoo mail , then click on "select this program as default"
3) done.

You can test it by entering in your IE address and press return.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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