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Windows 7: Windows Live e-mail vs Outlook e-mail

17 May 2010   #1
JonJacobs

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Windows Live e-mail vs Outlook e-mail

When my OS was XP, and I clicked a contact link on various web sites, I would get an Outlook e-mail screen where I would compose my e-mail and send it. That was good, because I had a history of that in my "Sent" folder.

Now, with Windows 7, I get Windows Live e-mail, even though I have Outlook installed. Is that a default of Windows 7, or is it what the web site is doing?

Can I look at Windows Live e-mails and see what I have sent?

Can I change a setting in Win7 so it will send an Outlook e-mail instead?

Thanks,
Jon


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17 May 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Control Panel > Programs > Default programs > Set associations

Look for the .msg extension and change the association to Microsoft Outlook
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17 May 2010   #3
Ch@n

 

Alternatively, you can follow this..
Start - Run - Type, inetcpl.cpl
Click on Programs tab.
Click Set programs, under Internet programs.
Click Set your default programs.
To your left side, all applications installed will be displayed. Select MS Outlook.
Click Set this program as default.
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17 May 2010   #4
JonJacobs

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

>Control Panel > Programs > Default programs > Set associations
>Look for the .msg extension and change the association to Microsoft Outlook
Thank you. Turns out .msg is already associated with Outlook

>inetcpl.cpl
Thank you very much. I followed your instructions. I'll see what happens.

Thanks again to both of you,
Jon
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17 May 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You are welcome; I'm glad we could help. Please do let us know if this solved the problem.
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17 May 2010   #6
Ch@n

 

Any updates JonJacobs..
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