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Windows 7: default mail client

01 Feb 2010   #1
muncher06232

windows 7
 
 
default mail client

I keep getting the message could not perform this operation because default mail is not properly installed. How do I resovle this issue?


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome muncher!

Do you have a mail client installed on your computer? If not, that is why. Consider downloading Windows Live Mail, or another mail client.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you have a clinet, set, Another soution, would be to type default in search, by the start up menu. Go to the default screen and make sure that your default email client is properly set. If it is follow Jonathans advice. Either you are using a client not completely compatible with your OS or it is corrupt or not one at all.. If corrupt try to uninstall and install again.

Wishing you luck
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01 Feb 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

For a matter of record, what client do you use?
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02 Feb 2010   #5
muncher06232

windows 7
 
 
default email client

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome muncher!

Do you have a mail client installed on your computer? If not, that is why. Consider downloading Windows Live Mail, or another mail client.

I have yahoo as my email and have set it as the default several times. What wlse am I missing?? Thx
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02 Feb 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The question may be what am I missing? As far as I know, there is no Yahoo email client, only a web-based service. So I shall assume that you need to configure something within W7 to use it. This seems somewhat foreign to me, because I don't think of a web-based service in that manner, but I found an article that might help:

How to set up default mail client for windows 7? - Yahoo! Answers
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03 Feb 2010   #7
muncher06232

windows 7
 
 
default mail client

Thank you so much! I installed the yahootoolbar and everything is fine.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The question may be what am I missing? As far as I know, there is no Yahoo email client, only a web-based service. So I shall assume that you need to configure something within W7 to use it. This seems somewhat foreign to me, because I don't think of a web-based service in that manner, but I found an article that might help:

How to set up default mail client for windows 7? - Yahoo! Answers
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03 Feb 2010   #8
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome muncher!

Do you have a mail client installed on your computer? If not, that is why. Consider downloading Windows Live Mail, or another mail client.

windows live mail is a piece of junk. do a little research to find a free mail client with at least some features.
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03 Feb 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome muncher!

Do you have a mail client installed on your computer? If not, that is why. Consider downloading Windows Live Mail, or another mail client.

windows live mail is a piece of junk. do a little research to find a free mail client with at least some features.
If you are going to bash a piece of software, please give your reasons. It is not enough to say something is junk; actual reasons are helpful.

Thanks!
~JK
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03 Feb 2010   #10
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome muncher!

Do you have a mail client installed on your computer? If not, that is why. Consider downloading Windows Live Mail, or another mail client.

windows live mail is a piece of junk. do a little research to find a free mail client with at least some features.
If you are going to bash a piece of software, please give your reasons. It is not enough to say something is junk; actual reasons are helpful.

Thanks!
~JK
my roommate just had a problem with his psu and i was going to install win mail on my system so he could at least get his mail until his new psu arrived. there was no way to import his messages from a backup of his outlook pst file into win mail. could import the accounts but not the actual mail. win mail was good in xp, however the current version for 7 is missing a lot of features. i ended up just creating him a new pst file in my outlook client.
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