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Windows 7: Windows Mail and Win 7 Mailto:

24 Nov 2009   #1
fedupwithit

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Windows Mail and Win 7 Mailto:

Hiya - please help!

I've got Windows Mail working almost perfectly on Win7. Only problem is, when I try to set the mailto: protocol, Windows Mail isn't there to choose from just Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird (which I don't want to use via mailto: as they are only my throw away web mail accounts). Can anyone point me in the direction to add it?

I thought it might be in control panel, but I don't have the "show all control panel" icon in the folder.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, upgraded from Vista.

If there is no work around, I might just have to set Thunderbird up to send mail from my account and leave Windows Mail to handle the incoming and outgoing mail without using mailto:

Help!

Jackie


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24 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Which guide did you follow for installing Windows Mail on 7?
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24 Nov 2009   #3
fedupwithit

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Copied it from my laptop copy of Vista, deleted the original, pasted the vista, and pinned it to the taskbar.
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24 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Something like this?

Download Windows Mail from Vista for Use in Windows 7 My Digital Life

Since the application isn't installed, Windows doesn't know it exists for the mailto command. You will have to edit the registry. This is for Vista, but it may work for 7.

http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-vi...istry-key.html
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24 Nov 2009   #5
fedupwithit

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well I had a look and they are already pointing towards WinMail so I can't see why it won't open up the mailto: in WinMail but in Thunderbird instead. Very puzzling.
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24 Nov 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is Thunderbird registered as the default mail application?
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24 Nov 2009   #7
fedupwithit

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes at the moment because the option for WinMail isn't there
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24 Nov 2009   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm guessing that is the reason - if you have Thunderbird registered, it will take all mailto commands. If you go into default programs and remove the mailto association from Thunderbird, then reboot and try that registry hack, it might work. Then again, it might not...
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25 Nov 2009   #9
fedupwithit

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Already tried it, and nope it still won't open with WinMail. What I don't get is why when WinMail is still in the registry as being the one to open with, it will still open with Thunderbird (and without TB being installed, opens with WLM).
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25 Nov 2009   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Probably because there is more than one registry entry that must be made.
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