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Windows 7: E-mail Links

13 Jul 2010   #1
Chips

Windows 7
 
 
E-mail Links

I'm having trouble sending messages via E-mail links on websites. Every time I click on a link to contact someone a pop-up comes up saying:

"Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed"

What default mail client does it mean and how do I install it?


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13 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You have to install Window Live Mail. I will get the link

You will enjoy this feature
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail
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13 Jul 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

If you want to run windows live mail as the default mail client you can find it here.

Windows Live Mail
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13 Jul 2010   #4
Ch@n

 

You need to setup default programs.
Click Start - Default programs - Set default programs. If you have any email client installed like windows live mail, outlook, select that program on the left side and on the right hand side bottom, click on set defaults for this program.
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13 Jul 2010   #5
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Yep, I've got Windows Live Mail. So now I've set it as default any E-mail link on the Net I click from now on will work through this?
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13 Jul 2010   #6
richc46

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to be sure type default in search then go to default programs, and make sure that WLM is set up as default. If it is, everything should work. If not you will need help with the settings.
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13 Jul 2010   #7
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Yep, I've got Windows Live Mail. So now I've set it as default any E-mail link on the Net I click from now on will work through this?
Yes; did you try it?
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13 Jul 2010   #8
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Seems to be working. All I had to do next was type in my E-mail address and my password and a text box came up.

Thanks.
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13 Jul 2010   #9
richc46

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Great, now you can enjoy the OS, the way it was meant to be.
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13 Jul 2010   #10
Ch@n

 

Glad your issue is resolved
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