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Windows 7: REMOVE outlook as default mail client

23 Aug 2011   #1
MarkPhil

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
REMOVE outlook as default mail client

I've always used gmail as my default for mailto: links, but since installing Outlook 2010, an outlook window (tied to another email account) opens every time I click on a mailto: link. When I open my gmail settings the "Use Gmail for internet mailto: links" box is checked, but Outlook still opens every time. Is there any way I can tell Outlook to stop being the default mail client?

OS: Windows 7 Professional.

Thanks!


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23 Aug 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Go into Start>Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set Your Default Programs then choose a program from the list on the left-hand side of the screen and configure the default settings for it.
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23 Aug 2011   #3
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alternatively, you could:

Remove Outlook as the default program for email messages, contacts, and calendar

Many programs can send information as an email message. For example, you can send a spreadsheet to a mail recipient in Microsoft Excel, or click an email link on a webpage. If you have more than one email application on your computer, the only way to make sure these actions use a particular application, such as Outlook, is to set it as your default program.
The following steps remove Microsoft Outlook 2010 as your default mail program.
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Under Start up options, select the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar UNCHECK the box.
Please note that this will only remove Outlook as the default client.
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24 Sep 2012   #4
Homeuser66

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Alternatively, you could:

Remove Outlook as the default program for email messages, contacts, and calendar

Many programs can send information as an email message. For example, you can send a spreadsheet to a mail recipient in Microsoft Excel, or click an email link on a webpage. If you have more than one email application on your computer, the only way to make sure these actions use a particular application, such as Outlook, is to set it as your default program.
The following steps remove Microsoft Outlook 2010 as your default mail program.
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Under Start up options, select the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar UNCHECK the box.
Please note that this will only remove Outlook as the default client.

I have to chime in here, I don't have Office 2010 installed on this computer, but I was having a similar issue with Office 2007. When ever I clicked on an email address, by Default, Outlook 2007 would start up. I didn't want that, as I no longer use my Blackberry and Outlook/office as my email. I now use a Droid and Gmail. So, what I had to do, since trying to change my Default Programs wouldn't work. I had to open Office 2007, Go to TOOLS, ACCOUNT SETTINGS, and Delete my SBC email address that was there, and now by default, my Gmail is my default email address. I could still recieve and send emails in Outlook if I wanted to, but no longer by default...

Update: I can't receive or send emails..I have to fix it now...but does anyone know how to change it for 2007?
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