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Windows 7: How to get rid of "There is no email program associ..."

24 Feb 2010   #1
gauravbaadshah

Windows 7
 
 
How to get rid of "There is no email program associ..."

Hi folks,
I have a Windows Mobile phone. Every time I connect my device to PC and when I run the Windows Mobile Device Center I get the following message "There si no email 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." After clicking OK everything runs fine.
This is related to mail. So I have posted it here. I don't have any mail program installed. No thunderbird no default windows mail etc. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
Any help on how to get rid of the message box without installing any mail program will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Gaurav Kumar


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24 Feb 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Gaurav,

You might want to check this thread for more info: Windows Mobile Device Center: There is no email program associated to perform the requested action

Let me know if that helps at all.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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25 Feb 2010   #3
gauravbaadshah

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi Gaurav,

You might want to check this thread for more info: Windows Mobile Device Center: There is no email program associated to perform the requested action

Let me know if that helps at all.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Thanks but I have already tried that. And I don't have any mail program installed nor I am in a mood to install any since I use the online Gmail.
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25 Feb 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

From what I've read, your issue just seems to be a bug in WMDC currently :/ Hopefully it will be fixed in the next update/release, but perhaps not since Windows Mobile is to be superseded by Windows Phone 7 Series. In that case, I may have a workaround for you: Affixa is a lightweight program that can set browser-based Gmail as your default email client in Windows. It's possible this may satisfy WMDC's default email client check when syncing/starting up. Please let me know if it helps, or if there's anything else I can do.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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26 Feb 2010   #5
gauravbaadshah

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks a lot. It did look like that Affixa should fix the problem but I'm afraid WMDC still reports the same message.
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me out.
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26 Feb 2010   #6
dotKuro

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It depends on what code WMDC scans for when trying to find a mail problem. (I've never had WM myself.) You could be able to spoof one with a useless program that simply connects to the mail server then disconnects.
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26 Feb 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gauravbaadshah View Post
Thanks a lot. It did look like that Affixa should fix the problem but I'm afraid WMDC still reports the same message.
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me out.
Sure thing, I'm sorry that solution didn't work out though. Perhaps someone else will have more ideas about what can be done.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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